October 5, 1946 - August 29, 2021
Sandra Yvonne (McCormick) Brady passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 following a totally unexpected cardiac event a week prior. The world lost a beautiful, bright, deeply caring soul that day. She was born October 5, 1946 in Washington D.C. to Ina Grace (Diehl) McCormick and Winfred Steele McCormick. She was their only child and was adored. During her childhood, they lived in D.C., Maryland, New Jersey and later in Manassas, Virginia. They often visited family in Wayneboro, Virginia where she played with many cousins including George and Cathy Lester (Bosserman). She attended Moorestown High School in New Jersey where she met her lifelong best friend Carolyn Pond Harrison. They graduated in 1964. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with a BS in Elementary Education. While at VCU she met and married Dennis Lawrence Brady of Irving, Texas. They had two daughters Stephanie Denise Brady (Smith) and Jennifer Yvonne Brady (McCarter). Sandra and Dennis were married 53 wonderful years. She dedicated her life to her family and to her faith. She served in many roles and committees at St. Stephens Presbyterian Church in Irving over the years, from Sunday School Teacher, to Vacation Bible School teacher, to Board Member. In the 1990’s she worked for the City of Irving at the Irving Public Library. She lived a life of service to her community as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for more than 40 years. She had volunteered with Irving’s Family Promise in recent years. Sandy was vivacious and fun. She loved ballet and tap dancing. She tap danced with Jill Rejeanne’s Dance Company for many years. She loved old movies from the 1940’s – 1960’s and knew the names of all the actors and actresses and which movies they starred in. She loved Big Band Music from the 1930’s and 40’s – her favorite was Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. She loved animals and was partial to small dachshunds over the years (Tammo, Kleina, Tuffy, T-Baby) and any small dog that needed to be rescued. She also kept doves as pets for many years. She never let a holiday or birthday pass without celebratory homemade cookies, pies, or treats. Sandra was prayerfully devoted to her husband Dennis, her daughters, her son in laws Kevin John Smith and Monte McCarter, and to her grandchildren Erin Smith, Bradyn Smith and Ronan McCarter. Her faith in Jesus Christ was deep and profound, and we know heaven welcomed her joyfully with open arms. There will be a Celebration of Life service at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving on Friday October 8th at 2:00 PM.
Arrangements under the direction of
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
1820 N Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061