OBITUARY

Brady Lee Whitehead

October 14, 1930June 1, 2018
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Brady Lee Whitehead went home to be with Jesus on June 1, 2018. Brady was born October 14, 1930 in Tennessee to his late parents Mollie and Dayton Whitehead.

Brady joined the U.S. Marines in February 1952 and was honorably discharged in September 1952 due to a back injury. He worked for the Newport News Shipbuilding for over 40 years. He was a member of Buckroe Baptist Church and was baptized on November 24, 1996, along with his daughter, Vonda; son-in-law, Lowell; granddaughters, Ashley and Rachel; brother-in-law, Leroy; and niece, Janet.

Brady is survived by his children, Rocky Whitehead (Bonnie), Vonda Whitehead (Lowell), and Steven Whitehead (Sun); five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Arney and Peggy Whitehead.

A celebration of Brady’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday June 8, 2018 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home 2551 N. Armistead Ave Hampton, VA 23666 with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Rocky Whitehead and wife, Bonnie, Son
  • Vonda Whitehead and husband, Lowell, Daughter
  • Steven Whitehead and wife, Sun, Son
  • Five Grandchildren, *
  • Seven Great-Grandchildren, *
  • Geraldine Arney, Sister
  • Peggy Whitehead, Sister
  • Delores Lee Whitehead, Wife
  • Dayton Whitehead, Father
  • Mollie Whitehead, Mother

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, June 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Brady Lee Whitehead

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Kathy Whitehead Collins

June 5, 2018

So sorry to hear of B.L. passing. Children he was a very loving father and a very good provider for his family. He loved you all. But I want to share a little story that I had the chance to be a part of. I think you'll find it interesting especially one little o boy.
I never was around B.L. much but I never saw him that he wasn't smiling. He was a lot of fun to be around. I had the opportunity to visit in the home with his sister Peggy once many years ago. But it was a rememberable visit. The children were small. And I remember one in perteculiar by the name Steven. He was about 7-8 years old. Full of mischief. Couldn't be still a minute. Everything we went to or go he always managed to get beside me and hold my hand or try to put his arm around me. He told me that he loved me. His Dad told him, son if you don't leave her alone your gonna get it. He said Dad but I love her. Well I thought this weekend better pass quickly or this lad gonna get a spankng by Dad. Nevertheless it came a terrible snow storm and that weekend turned into 12 days. I knew I was gonna have to help that little boy out before he got a spanking. So we played Old Maid, checkers, another card game called fish for 12 days. Finally weather broke enough so that we could get on the road and as we were heading out the door that little Steven ask if he could give me a hug so I stooped down for a hug he looked up with big puppy dog tears in his eyes and said Kathy can I go home and stay with you. His Dad said Steven leave her alone. I told B.L. it was alright. Then Steven went into his room and cried. We all hugged goodbye and we left. But that was the most warm welcome that I have ever received by a family member in my life. Everyone had a good time and there was plenty to eat. The snow was so deep nothing left but to have a good time and that we did. I'll never forget it. Good warm welcome and fun for all.
Sincerely
Kathy Whitehead Collins

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Biography

Brady Lee Whitehead went home to be with Jesus on June 1, 2018. Brady was born October 14, 1930 in Tennessee to his late parents Mollie and Dayton Whitehead.

Brady joined the U.S. Marines in February 1952 and was honorably discharged in September 1952 due to a back injury. He worked for the Newport News Shipbuilding for over 40 years. He was a member of Buckroe Baptist Church and was baptized on November 24, 1996, along with his daughter, Vonda; son-in-law, Lowell; granddaughters, Ashley and Rachel; brother-in-law, Leroy; and niece, Janet.

Brady is survived by his children, Rocky Whitehead (Bonnie), Vonda Whitehead (Lowell), and Steven Whitehead (Sun); five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Arney and Peggy Whitehead.

A celebration of Brady’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday June 8, 2018 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home 2551 N. Armistead Ave Hampton, VA 23666 with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.