“Scottie” Ora Lee Scott Brady, 91, of Elmcroft Assisted Living At Town Center passed away 11/10/20 after a brief illness with cancer. Born July 15, 1929, in Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Samuel Floyd and Frances Somers Scott. Mrs. Brady was a 1947 graduate of Salem Academy. She finished “Women's College” UNC-G in 1952, with a degree in Home Economics. She was Co-owner and Co-CEO of Parker Sales and Service in Sparta, NC, along with her late husband, John M. Parker, making filters for the baking industry. She excelled in home-craft, cooking lavish Southern fare, sewing, and, with her late husband, Dr. W. W. Walker, Sr., caring for the needs of their five children. Growing up in a rural community at Union Ridge, NC, Ora was a striking beauty who modeled for Matthews Belk and taught Seventeen American magazine beauty workshops. Her beloved childhood friend and husband, The Honorable Edward L. Brady, also pre-deceased her.
Those who remain to cherish her memory are her brother and sister-in-law; Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Scott, of Union Ridge; daughter, Karen LaBerdia and husband Jeffrey; sons, Woodrow Walker, Jr. and wife Joyce, James S. Walker and Dr. Robert E. Walker; Samuel F. Walker and wife Tara; step-daughters; Vickie Parker Moyer and husband, Chuck, Mary Brady Miller and husband Ben, and step-son; Rev. Carl Brady. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Kenton LaBerdia, Scott Walker, and Marissa Walker, along with a number of step-grandchildren.
Notice: There will be a graveside service at Union Ridge Church in Burlington, North Carolina. Plans for a Celebrate the Life of Ora Lee Scott Brady will be held for family and friends in the spring or summer of 2021.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte Region, PO Box 470408, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28247.
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