Lawrence Gamilla Braye, Jr.

Chesterfield, VA-Lawrence Gamilla Braye, Jr., 60, passed away at his home of natural causes on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.

He was born Mar. 27, 1958, in Ronceverte, the son of the late Lawrence Braye, Sr. and Victoria Coleman.

Lawrence was a member of the House of Prayer in White Sulphur Springs, had a dedicated career serving his country in the U.S. Army completing two tours in the Persian Gulf War and was a retired brick mason.

Mr. Braye was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Victoria Coleman Braye, Sr.; grandparents, Edward and Susie White; daughter, Natasha Young; sisters, Yvonne Standard and Joan Wilmer; brothers, Karl Harris and Edward Harris.

Surviving are: daughter, Jaishia Clemmons and husband Curtis of Buchanan, VA.; son, Lawrence G. Braye, III and wife Nicole of Tallahassee, FL; companion, Brenda Wilkeson; grandchildren, Juanae Young and Gabrella Young of White Sulphur Springs, Victoria Braye and Gabriel Braye of Tallahassee, FL, and Johnathan Clemmons and Chase Clemmons of Buchanan, VA; sister, Loretta English and husband Lynwood of Roanoke, VA; and brother, Andrew Harris and wife Rose of Huntington.

Funeral services for Mr. Braye will be held Saturday, Aug.  18, at 1 p.m. at the House of Prayer, 807 Tuckahoe Road, White Sulphur Springs, with Pastor Yvettea Willner officiating.

The family will receive family and friends at the church from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting

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