John Grady Braxton


John Grady Braxton, 100, of 1087 Houston Blalock Road, Roxboro, died Saturday, July 6, 2019. Born in Screven Co., Ga., Mr. Braxton was the son of the late John Crawford and Jersuha Beard Braxton and husband of the late Rachel Matilida Johnston Braxton. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Katherine Braxton, two brothers, nine sisters and two grandchildren. Mr. Braxton served in the U.S. Army during World War II and he retired from Wrenn-Wilson Construction.

Mr. Braxton is survived by three children, Barbara Baker and husband Charles, of Cary, Johnnie Bender and husband Richard, of Williamsburg, Va., and Sylvia Allen, of Roxboro; five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Sara Howard-Padgett, of Lakeland, Fla.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens, 7600 ACC Blvd., Raleigh, by the Rev. Ellie Ray Allen.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 355A S. Madison Blvd., Roxboro, NC, 27573 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

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