Kay Thomason Brady

Published 2:54 pm Monday, May 6, 2024

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Kay Thomason Brady of Advance, NC died on May 1, 2024.

She was born to the late Lois Penley and Thomas Watson Thomason in Salisbury, NC. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Tommy Thomason and sister Jane Vail.

Kay graduated from Boyden High School in Salisbury where her Home Economics report card stated that she talked entirely too much, an indication that she had many friends!

She is survived by her loving husband, Tom Brady. She dearly loved and admired her children, Todd Earnhardt and his wife John Ann of Raleigh, NC, Tom Earnhardt of Whitefish, Mont., and Katherine Bynum and her husband Quin Bynum of Athens, Ga. She was also a special mother to Mike Brady and his wife Shannon, Megan Brown and her husband Davin, and Melissa Forbes and her husband William. She adored and had a close relationship with every one of her grandchildren, giving each special attention. They are Mary Todd and Evelyn Earnhardt, Royce and Whit Bynum, Andrew and Adam Brown, Sophia and Patrick Brady, and Molly Forbes.

Kay was active in the community. She worked for the Davie County Schools, the Davie Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Board of The Davie County Group Home, now known as Impact of the Piedmont. She was a member of the Bermuda Run Garden Club and the Davie Community Foundation Pearls of Empowerment.  Kay was wonderfully creative and generously shared her artistic talents. She enjoyed arranging flowers, watching and feeding birds, organizing and decorating her home, telling stories, giving gifts, traveling, entertaining guests, playing games, and pulling pranks. She had many cherished friends near and far who will miss her.

A visitation with the family will be held Thursday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at Clemmons Moravian Church, 3535 Spangenberg Ave., Clemmons, NC 27012. A memorial service will follow at 3.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Clemmons Moravian Church or Impact of the Piedmont.