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Priscilla Mae Brace

June 26, 1942 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Priscilla Brace Obituary


Priscilla Mae Brace, affectionately known as Sookie, peacefully entered eternal rest on October 12, 2023, in her beloved hometown of Albany, New York. 

Born on June 26, 1942, in Kinderhook, NY, Sookie was the beloved daughter of the late Percy and Elizabeth Coleman. She was a cherished sister to Mary Coleman (Dockery) and her brothers Percy (Dawn), Jay, and Floyd Coleman; all of whom held special places in her heart. 

Priscilla established strong roots and formed lifelong friendships in Albany, NY. Her warm and compassionate nature endeared her to everyone fortunate enough to cross her path. Throughout her life, Priscilla worked diligently in various roles, leaving a lasting impact on those she served. She dedicated herself as a cook at Arbor Hill Community Center, Trinity Daycare, and Albany Medical Center (where she also served as a custodian}. Her unwavering commitment extended to her remarkable 44-year career as a Home Health Aide. Priscilla's exceptional service earned her numerous awards, recognizing her for her compassion, integrity, and boundless kindness. Her strong work ethic and dedication to her community earned her the respect and admiration of all who made her acquaintance. 

On August 2, 1959, Priscilla married Jesse James Brace and established a solid foundation for her family. Her greatest source of pride and joy were her seven children, Jay Allen, Jesse, Michael, Mark, Linda, Teresa, and Elizabeth Brace. As a mother, Priscilla dedicated herself to their well-being, nurturing them with love, guidance, and unwavering support. Her home was a haven of warmth; a place where family bonds were cherished above all else.

In addition to her role as a loving mother, Priscilla was a doting grandmother to Markael and Jonte Brace, Rashad Willingham, Ebony Chavers, Rahlonte and Alonna Wilson and Arionna Elshiekh. Her heart swelled with pride as she watched her grandchildren grow and thrive. She was also blessed with great-grandchildren: Xionna , Xionte, Xiveah , and Jonte Brace Jr., Khiymara, Amerie and Victoria Chavers, Markael, Jr., Delonte, Dahvie and Stori Willingham and Carter Wilson, who brought endless joy into her life.

Priscilla's love extended beyond her immediate family to her nieces and nephews: Aloha Coleman, Wade, Sakyna and Adrian Coleman, Sameialika, Kaneesha and Nacoyia Tarver and Terryn Pringle. Her presence was a guiding light in their lives, and her wisdom and warmth left an indelible mark. Priscilla was also acknowledged, loved and respected by several others who considered her to be their “Aunt Sookie,” too.

In addition to her role as a devoted mother and grandmother, Priscilla was celebrated for her diverse talents and interests. She had a deep passion for cooking, gardening, reading and crafting. Her creative spirit knew no bounds. Her friends often marveled at her love for music and companionship, which she generously shared with others.

Priscilla Brace's memory will forever be cherished by, and live on in the hearts of, her family, friends, and all those who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be remembered for her boundless love, her nurturing spirit, and her enduring legacy of family unity.

As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate the beautiful life Priscilla Brace lived and the love she shared. May she rest in eternal peace, reunited with her parents and may her legacy of love continue to inspire us all.

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Memorial Service
October 22, 2023

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Elijah Missionary Church
70 Second Ave
Albany, NY 12202


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