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Robert Lee Bracey, Sr.

May 31, 1948 February 27, 2019
Robert Lee Bracey, Sr.
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Robert Lee Bracey, Sr. was born on May 31, 1948 in Bishopville, South Carolina, son of the late Nathaniel and Johnnie Mae Washington Bracey. Robert accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at St. Marks Missionary Baptist Church in Bishopville, South Carolina. He was educated in the public school system and graduated from Dennis High School in Lee County, South Carolina. Soon after graduating, Robert relocated to Linden, New Jersey and later moved to Roselle where he resided for over 40 years. He later joined Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

In 1977, Robert met Darlene Kegler-Shell. They united in holy matrimony at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

Robert was employed full-time at Greif (previously Continental Can and Sonoco Fibre Drum) in Carteret, New Jersey, until retiring after 28 years of service. Robert worked two or more jobs to provide for his family. He also drove charter and school buses for Vogel Bus Company in Roselle, New Jersey and Villani Bus Company in Linden, New Jersey for many years. After his retirement, he worked part-time driving school buses for J & J Transportation in Linden, New Jersey until he fell ill last August.

Affectionately known as "Bricky" or "Bracey" to family and friends, he enjoyed driving charter buses (traveling up and down the east coast), attending cookouts, listening to his favorite R&B groups (the Temptations and Four Tops), and playing the lottery.

After a long illness on Wednesday night, February 27, 2019, Robert Lee Bracey, Sr. transitioned from labor to reward at Trinitas Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

He was predeceased by his two brothers, Nathaniel and Ronald Bracey; and granddaughter, Monet Shell.

Robert leaves to cherish precious memories, his wife: Darlene; eight children: Clarence Shell (Mary) of Newark, NJ, Monique Eden (Robert) of Linden, NJ, Jenique Jones and Simone Shell of Roselle, NJ, LaKeisha Wall (Kenneth) of Chapin, SC, Robert Jr., Nathaniel and Anthony K. Bracey of Roselle, NJ; six siblings: Rosa Lee Addison of Sumter, SC, Janie Holloman of Roselle, NJ, John Edward Bracey of Patterson, NJ, Diane Bracey of Atlanta, GA, Willie Arthur Bracey of Bishopville, SC, and Cynthia Bracey of Sumter, SC; ten grandchildren: Anthony G., Denise, Khylla, Keith, Erica, Justin, Kyren, Clarence Jr., Mikahi, and Zhair; one great-granddaughter: Tessa-Li; three brothers-in-law: Dwain Johnson (Karen) of Bear, DE, Sterling (Betty) and Terrell Johnson of Detroit, MI; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


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Visitation

Thursday

7

Mar

9:00 AM 3/7/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

1002 Rivington Street
Rev. Milton A. Byrd Plaza
Roselle, NJ 07203

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1002 Rivington Street Roselle 07203 NJ
United States

Service

Thursday

7

Mar

11:00 AM 3/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

1002 Rivington Street
Rev. Milton A. Byrd Plaza
Roselle, NJ 07203

Rev. M. A. Byrd Corner.

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1002 Rivington Street Roselle 07203 NJ
United States

cemetery

Thursday

7

Mar

Rosehill Cemetery

792 E. Edgar Road
Linden, NJ 07036

Rosehill Cemetery
792 E. Edgar Road Linden 07036 NJ
United States
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