Brady Myron Holmes Jr


In Loving

Brady Myron Holmes Jr

Apr 27, 1984Feb 01, 2019



Affinity Funeral Service


Fri, February 08, 2019


6 : 00 PM – 8 : 00 PM

Celebration of Life


Affinity Funeral Service


Sat, February 09, 2019


11 : 00 AM – 12 : 00 AM

Obituary message

Brady Myron Holmes, Jr., born April 27, 1984, in Washington, D.C., to Brady Holmes, Sr. and Gloria Holmes-Ellison departed this world to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 34 on February 1, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia.

He was a 2002 graduate of J.R. Tucker High School and attended Virginia Commonwealth University. Brady was the beloved father to three beautiful children, Aiden, Zachery, and Natalia. Brady’s infectious smile and love for his children made him special. His family and the love of his life, Nicole, brought him so much love and joy. Brady enjoyed spending time with his family, playing video games with his kids, listening to music, having family game night, cracking jokes, and taking family vacations. His playful spirit, love for all things fun, and humor made Brady a joy to be around.

Brady was a devoted brother, son, and uncle. He was preceded in death by his father Brady Holmes, Sr. He is survived by his parents, Gloria Holmes-Ellison and Gregory Ellison, sisters, Kim Hopkins (Marquis), Kathryn Holmes, Madison Ellison; brothers, Mike Ellison (Iteka) Noah Ellison (Christy), and Shawn Ellison. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

As a young child, Brady loved the sport of wrestling, which provided unfair advantages during innocent sibling scuffles. Brady was a leader in the family, always encouraging people to try new things and take risks. Brady was even able to persuade his mother, Gloria, to listen to and even enjoy rap music, which was quite the accomplishment.

Brady was an extremely charismatic and outgoing man who enjoyed making everyone smile.  His infectious smile would light up every room he entered. He was generous, kind, and loving.  Brady was the kind of father that spent every moment engaged and involved. His greatest joy was his children. Brady knew the importance of making memories and loving all people. In recent months, Brady began attending Southside Church of the Nazarene where he began to see God’s full potential for his life as well as the lives of his children. One of Brady’s classic saying was, “Don’t cry. Dry your eye.” Although that will be virtually impossible knowing he is no longer with us, we will take comfort in knowing that Brady is spending eternity with the Jesus in heaven. He is now Home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 8 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9 at the funeral home.



  1. Heather Vaca-Guzman April 1, 2019 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Brady was an amazing friend. He was an awesome dad who I know loved his kids to the moon and back. It was hard to catch him without a smile and he could brighten even the most cloudy day. He surely helped me through some tough times. It is truly sad to know that he is no longer here with us. You are gone but will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend. Lots of Prayers for all of your family!

  2. Beverly W Jeffers April 1, 2019 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    To Gloria and family so sorry to hear of your son Brady passing , I will keep you and your family in prayer. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. Beverly Warthen Jeffers Augusta ga.

  3. Meghan April 1, 2019 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Sending love and light to your family. I’m so thankful I got the chance to call him my friend. What a very special, sweet boy

  4. Rodslyn A Brown April 1, 2019 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    My prayers are with Gloria and the family.

  5. Travis April 1, 2019 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    We gonna miss you B Holmes! I hadn’t seen you since our College days but I know you were same person, smart, funny, and fun to hang out with. We had some fun times together, sad to know you gon’ homie but my prayers to you and your family. God Bless!

  6. Jean (Price) Hurdle April 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    To Gloria…we were your neighbors in Broad Meadows when Brady, Sr. passed away, and I am impossibly saddened by the loss of your son. I saw the notice because I am also a J. R. Tucker Alumna, and it was posted on our In Memoriam website. May God comfort you as only He can during this season of mourning.

  7. Katie F. Allen April 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Brady and my brother we’re good friends thru high school. Last time I ran into him was at Kona Grill. I reminded him of who I was and he quickly lit up with a joyful smile. Sending prayers and comfort to his family during this difficult time. May his memory make you smile. God bless to his mother, children, and family and friends.

  8. Mark Humerickhouse April 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    We are very sad to hear about Brady. I will always remember the way he looked after Ryan when they were little fellows.

    We pray for peace and healing for the family.

    Mark & Charlotte

  9. Marcia Winnegan April 1, 2019 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    I met Brady when he and my son Jonathan worked together at Kona Grill. What a lovely young man he was. I am in disbelief that he is no longer with us. I never met his mom, but extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and family. Please know that your son was a very bright light to me and I am certain countless others. May he Rest In Peace…

  10. Anna April 1, 2019 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Brady was always the sweetest, always smiling and just all around a good guy. I’m glad I got to be friends with Brady when we were younger because those are the memories I’ll hold dear. Prayers and love to family and esp his kids ❤️

  11. Andrea Turner April 1, 2019 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    He will be greatly missed, I always remember him having a smile everyday at school. Class of 2002 will miss you🐯

  12. Tiffany Williams April 1, 2019 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    To the HOLMES family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kim, you’ve been a great friend and I am here for you.

  13. Tabitha Kirkland April 1, 2019 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    To Mrs. Gloria Holmes-Ellison, although I have only gotten a chance to meet your son only few times with you at work, I could tell from the start that he was a caring son and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Laurie Darrisaw April 1, 2019 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    To the Holmes- Ellison family. Our prayers and love are with you during this time of deep sorrow. May you find peace and comfort in the heart memories of your beloved son, brother, uncle, dad and friend Brday as he will always be with you. Grace and peace to you ato. Laurie Goodwin-Darrisaw

  15. Patrice Sumpter April 1, 2019 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Gloria and family. Although it’s been years since we have seen each other, my heart is heavy for you in the loss of Brady. My prayers with you. I definitely understand the pain you are experiencing losing your eldest son. Please know I’m praying for you and your family. Love. Patrice Sumpter

  16. Janet and Sharon Straus April 1, 2019 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Gloria, Greg and Family; Our Prayers and Condolences are with you All. Hold on To God’s Unchanging Hand. PROVERBS 3; 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

  17. Sheryl Fitzpatrick-Holliday April 1, 2019 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    To the family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers! That smile will definitely be missed!

  18. C. Prince April 1, 2019 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. May the true God continue to strengthen you now and in the days ahead. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  19. Donnell Bailey April 1, 2019 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Gloria and Greg, I am so saddened to hear of The loss of Brady. He was a wonderful child and I will always remember the times our two families spent while we were living in Richmond and attending FLM. Our kids, Matthew, Patrick and Scooter along with the Ellison’s had such fun at the White’s home. Miss you and thoughts and prayers sent. Brady will be missed greatly. May God continue to strengthen and encourage you. /Donnell

  20. Lynda Chafin April 1, 2019 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    This just doesn’t seem real. Brady had abundant talent and gifting. I am so sorry we won’t get to see his full potential lived out here. Still, there is such comfort for the family and all of us in knowing he is alive, just relocated, and a great reunion awaits.

    May God bless all of his family and friends with His tangible presence through this challenging time. His grace is sufficient.

  21. Angela Allen April 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    To Gloria, Greg, and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great loss. May you find comfort and support in each other. Please know that you are thought of and loved.

    Craig and Angela Allen

  22. Kathy Parker April 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Gloria, Greg, and family, I was sorry to hear about the passing of Brady Jr. I pray for peace that passes all understanding for you. Brady made his eternal reservation when he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, but you will miss him greatly. God of all comfort will keep your hearts and minds as you trust Him. Love to each of you.

  23. Genevieve April 1, 2019 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences to the family of Brady. May you find comfort in memories & from the support of those around you. Comfort can also be found through prayer & God’s word. Revelation 21:4 has always brought me comfort; I hope it can bring you a measure of comfort as well.

    Genevieve (Richmond Electricians’ JATC)

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