Jennie Lee Holladay Brady, age 88, passed away October 15, 2017, in Metairie, Louisiana. Born in Newton, Mississippi on June 10, 1929, to the late William Byron Holladay and Lydia Bounds Holladay, she completed public school in Newton and attended Clarke Memorial College: In 1949, she married James Foster Brady of Montrose, Mississippi. They lived in Meridian, Mississippi where they enjoyed 50 years of marriage until his death in 1999. After raising two children, she returned to the workforce as a teaching assistant in the Meridian public school system. A lifelong lover of music, Jennie enjoyed singing gospel music with her sisters and was active in State Boulevard Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Jennie was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking and counted cross stitch. She is survived by her children, James Michael Brady of St. Augustine, Florida and wife Suzanne, Brenda Gail Jenkins of Metairie, Louisiana; grandchildren Meredith Snowden and husband Matt, Carlton Brady and wife Rachel, Brady Jenkins and wife Mandy; sisters, Mildred Valentine and Bobbie Miller; brother-in-law A.B. Amis and sister-in-law Agnes Holladay and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers; Wilbur Holladay and Curtis Holladay, sister, Francis Amis, sister-in-law Kitty Holladay, brother-in-laws Robert Miller and George "Boots" Valentine. Friends and family are invited to attend a service that will be held November 24, 2017 at the Newton County Funeral Home, 9998 Hwy 15 N., Newton, Mississippi beginning at 10:00 a.m. She will be interred with her beloved husband, James. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences to the family may be left at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 13, 2017