Fallen Hero:  SFC(Ret) Johnny Fritz Bracy


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Chancellor Funeral Home

2576 US 49 #8807 Florence, MS
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Friday, September 3rd from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.,  Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS


Friday, September 3rd 3:00 p.m.,  Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation. 

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on August 31, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home.  SFC(Ret) Johnny Fritz Bracy, age 68, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served and worked full-time within the 185th Aviation Brigade, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.


Johnny Fritz Bracy, 68, passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at MS Baptist Medical Center in Jackson surrounded by his family. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, September 3rd from 1:00 p.m. until the 3:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories.

Johnny was born October 22, 1952 in Portsmouth, VA to Leon and Solveig Bracy. A Vietnam Veteran, he served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines as well as in the U.S. Army. He loved working with and for Veterans. Johnny married the love of his life, Penelope Bracy in the chapel of the VA Hospital. He loved his family, especially his children. He loved music and was an avid guitar player. He was known to be sarcastic and enjoyed telling jokes. He was also very generous. He enjoyed watching hummingbird and squirrels play out his front door.

Johnny is preceded in death by his father, Leon Bracy. He is survived by his mother, Solveig Bracy of South Carolina; his wife of 31 years, Penelope Bracy of Florence, MS; daughters, Brandy Day of Flora, Lindsay (Chris) Collette of Florence, and Anna (Jarrod) May of Florence; sons, Justin Bracy of Florence and Logan Bracy of Florence; brother, Timothy Bracy of South Carolina; grandchildren, Karley and Tyler Birdwell, Aniston, Piper, Willa, Baker, Stella and Ivy Collette, and Kacen May.