Celebrating the treasured Life of Gracie Elise Brodie
November 13, 1942 – February 09, 2022
Let us gather and share some of our favorite stories in remembrance of a mother, grandmother, sister, extended relative, and friend who will be dearly missed.
Celebration of Life:
February 20, 2022, 3– 5:00pm
Gasch’s Funeral Home, P.A.
4379 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Please see link below for Livestreaming
Homegoing & Interment:
February 21, 2022, 1– 1:45pm
Meadowridge Memorial Park
7250 Washington Blvd.
Elkridge, MD 21075
Please meet in the Meadowridge Memorial Park parking lot by 12:45 pm to follow the hearse to the Homegoing & Interment service location.
Dear Guests: Masks are Required at all times at both Services. Additionally, the Homegoing & Interment Service is an outdoor event; thus, please dress appropriately for the weather. Peace, prayers and blessings.
Gracie Elise Brodie, known familiarly as Grace, 79 years young, last resided in Laurel, Maryland until her death on the morning of Wednesday, February 9th, 2022.
She was given the challenge of life 24 years ago when she was told that she had only six months to live. She proved that with unwavering faith and focused determination, all things are possible.
Gracie was born on November 13th, 1942, in Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica, to the proud parents of Wilbert and Inez Brodie, who were instrumental in teaching the family Christian principles and public service from childhood that Gracie adopted throughout her life.
She was the firstborn of seven children for her parents: four sisters and two brothers. Her formal education began in primary school in Mandeville, then Manchester high school. She subsequently attended the University of the West Indies, where she graduated as a Registered Nurse.
Gracie dedicated her career to caring for the sick, both in Jamaica; as well as, in the United States. She evidenced her independence by migrating to the United States working in various caregiving roles.
Gracie married twice and was blessed with a lovely daughter, Judy, son-in-law Eric, and an adorable granddaughter, Olivia.
When she was given the prognosis of her illness in 1998, she immediately began researching available treatments and innovations, leveraging holistic approaches to optimal health and nutrition. With the help of her doctors, family, and friends, she persevered through her medical battles with relentless dedication in faith and obedience.
Gracie was always friendly, and helpful to those whom she encountered, both in her career and everyday life. Even in her illness, she was able to encourage and share her experiences with others who were going through similar experiences.
She is survived by her only daughter, Judy Washington, Son-in-Law Eric Washington, Grand-daughter Olivia Washington, Sisters Joy Brodie, Yvonne Coley, and Kelly Brodie, Brothers Donald Brodie, Khari Brodie, Sister-in-Law Lorna Brodie, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Many thanks to all who contributed to Gracie’s wellbeing throughout her challenging moments and recently during her time of transition and Homegoing.
Her family would like to extend special gratitude to: The many friends and extended relatives who had an encouraging word, and time to listen and support; Dr. Monica Martin New York;
Dr. Edward Lee Maryland Oncology and Hematology; The staff of Washington Adventist Hospital; and, The Angels of Montgomery Hospice Casey House, who escorted her to her final resting place.
When this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.