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Charles Robert Brace

Born: Sun., Jul. 19, 1942
Died: Mon., Apr. 23, 2018

Public Viewing

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 26, 2018
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Fri., Apr. 27, 2018
Location: Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Interment following funeral service

5:00 PM Fri., Apr. 27, 2018
Location: Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

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MR. CHARLES ROBERT BRACE, 75 of WINGATE, NC passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Royal Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Matthews, NC.

Funeral Services will be held 3:00 pm Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Camden Rd., Marshville, NC.  Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.  Public viewing will be held 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe, NC whom is serving the Brace Family.

Mr. Charles Robert Brace " Boo Boo", was a son of the late Walter Brace and Katie Sassafras Brace, was born on Sunday, July 19, 1942 in Union County, NC. 

Robert joined Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist Church at an early age, where he was a Deacon for 30 plus years.  He also served in many other capacities including Head Deacon  and Vacation Bible School Superintendent.  He attended the Union County Public Schools (East Union High School).  He attended South Piedmont Community College ( Polkton ) Anson Technical College earning a certificate of supervision .

Robert was a retired employee of the Union County Public Schools, serving at Monroe Middle School.  He had been employed by MaLeck Industries in Marshville as a manufacturing supervisor.  Robert was predeceased by his wife, LaVonia R. Blakney Brace; his parents, Walter and Katie Brace; brother, Walter "June" Brace and sisters, Barbara Jean Brace, Nonie Brace, Hallie V. Brace Lotharp and Hattie Brace.

He leaves loving and fond memories to his six children; Roderic Brace (Joy), Stephanie Brace Sanders (Thomas)  all of Charlotte, NC, Shirlette Brace-Crawford (David) of Atlanta, GA, Sharleen Sawyer of Wingate, NC, Sherita Brace of Charlotte, NC, and ShaVonia Brace of Wingate, NC; 7 grandchildren, Kirah, Brittney, Charles, James, Keonia, Karmyn and Prinzton; one great-grandson, Victor Maurice; one sister, Beatrice Suber (John) of Baltimore, MD; 5 sisters-in-law, Frances Brace of Baltimore, MD, Rutha Blakney and Mermisteen of Wingate, NC, Rita Blakeney Webb (Rodney) of Monroe, NC, Nita Blakney Henderson (Lynn) of Henderson, NC; one brother in law, James Curtis Blakney, Jr.,(Deborah ) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Andrea Marsh
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
To The Brace Family: I was saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. May God grant you peace , comfort, and understanding. He was a great man. He always had a smile on his face.. I know he was loved by many. My prayers are with you all during this time of sadness.

Demetric Blakeney
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Brace Family during their time of bereavement. I'm going to miss seeing his smiling face.

Thomas and Mamie Polk
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
We send you our love and prayers durning this time.
May God comfort you and keep you when hearts
Become sad. Keeping you in our prayers.
The Polk Family

Norma Tillman
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
I was saddened to hear of Robert's passing. We had a lot of good times while working together at MaLeck. He would always greet you with a smile on his face. I pray God will comfort your heart while you go through dealing with the loss of your father.

Margaret Batchelor
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
I knew him at Monroe Middle... such a caring man!

Pat Haigler
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Brace death. What a wonderful family man he was. He was so proud of his family and it was a blessing to have him as a friend. Love and prayers...Wade and Pat Haigler

Preston Sawyer
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
Expressing my condolences and love to the entire Brace family. I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Brace. So many fond memories over the years. I really cant say enough about Mr. Brace in this post. He meant so much to so many people. To me personally, he was like a father figure and I will always consider him as that. I had the pleasure of meeting him roughly 30 years ago or so and he took me in at the time as his son-in-law as well as a real and true part of his family. As of recent, I hadn't got a chance to speak with him as much but my heart never waivered as to where our relationship stood. Today I honor a great man and as the saying goes, we have truly lost a good one. I imagine the red carpet in heaven is being rolled out for one that I consider a real VIP. Rest easy Mr. Brace and thank you!

To Rod, Stephanie, Shirlette, Sharleen, Boo, and Bae along with the rest of the family...hold on to your memories, because know one can ever take that away from you. Much love to you all!

God bless..

Preston Sawyer

E. Bennett
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
To the family of Charles Robert Brace: Please accept my sincere condolences. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from our loved one. The bible offers a great hope for those we lose in death, which I would like to share with you. Death is an enemy soon to be eliminated (1st. Corinthians 15:22-26, Revelation 21:4, Isaiah 26:19. May you be empowered with Jehovah's holy spirit during this difficult time.7

Sonia Delbridge
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
To the Family,

There is a time and a season for everything. Remember the time and seasons you had with your Dad. You will cherish those memories forever. May God keep each of you under his wing of protection and healing.


Louise Hamilton and family Baltimore Md
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
I send my deepest condolences in this difficult time. Sorry I can’t be there, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. Just remember to be absent in the flesh is to be present with the Lord. May God bless you all.

Burch/Mungo Family
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord..." Charles Robert Brace was a good man. We were blessed by the gift of his presence in our life. He is and will always be missed.

Charles & Bonnie Cox
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
May God be with you during this time and after;may God continually Bless the family and loved ones.

Diane & David Amundsen
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
To The Family of a very SPECIAL man:
We were indeed very shocked to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a very special, caring, and sincere man who we were honored to have a as friend. Men like him only come into someone's life very rarely and we were lucky enough to have met him. For the past 11 years we have talked about our families and our "aches & pains", laughing and crying together. He will never be forgotten. Our condolences go out to all of you. Find strength in each other and you will get through this. God Bless.

Robbie Stewart
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
My Dad, Larry Stewart, just called and told me the about the passing of Mr. Brace. He was so nice to me growing up and my Dad sure thought the world of him. The Brace family will always hold a special place in my heart. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Robbie Stewart

Deborah Staton-Hatten
   Posted Thu June 07, 2018
To the family of Mr. Robert Brace, I want to express my most deepest and heartfelt condolences to each of you for your loss.

It was an honor to have known Mr. Brace. One fond memory of him, is every summer he would transport kids in our neighborhood to Vacation Bible School on the church van. Mr. Brace was a blessing and touched many lives growing up and he will never be forgotten.

May your memories of him comfort you during this difficult time and May his soul be at eternal rest with our Heavenly Father. Sharing in your sorrow with Love and Friendship.

Deborah Staton-Hatten
Chattanooga, Tennessee

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