Ludie Mae Brayman went home to be with Jesus on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the age of 89. She was born to Annie Mae Parker (Wilson) and Euell Clifton Parker on July 25, 1931 in DeKalb, Mississippi.
Ludie was very proud to have lived in Mississippi, Michigan and Illinois, although the first two were her “first loves”. Mahomet, Illinois was her place of residence, where she gained many new friends. She attended Mahomet Christian Church, loved her Bible studies, and enjoyed the Christ-centered friendships found there.
She married Fredrick D. Brayman on February 4, 1950 at Blackwater Baptist Church, Daleville, Mississippi. Theirs was the first marriage performed in the church. They were married 63 years. She is preceded in death by Fred, her parents and a sibling, Bobbie Cliftine Callahan.
Ludie is survived by her sister Carol Ann Bowden (Ken), two children: Cheryl Hasler (Terry) and Robert (Susan); five grandchildren Alli Moser (Aaron), Kyle Hasler and Amanda Norris (Rob), Parker Brayman and Jace Brayman. She is also survived by three great grandchildren: Abby, Kate and Micah Moser.
Being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother was by far her greatest contribution. (And keeping us fed and filling our lives with laughter.)
Teaching the Word of God through Bible studies, Sunday school and women’s ministries remained a constant in her life until early this year when she suffered a silent stroke and began her decline. Ludie maintained an unwavering faith in God which she loved to share with anyone.
Next to softball, which Ludie played until age 60, she absolutely loved to two-step, line dance and polka. She and Fred loved the Sciple’s Country Opry every Saturday night (winter time) in DeKalb, MS and she found the Bement Country Opry in Monticello where she danced, sang and entertained every Friday.
She is loved and will be missed by everyone who knew her. She brought life, laughter and God’s love.
There will be two “Celebration of Life” services. The first at New Horizon UMC, Champaign, IL on Saturday, August 7th, 2 p.m. and on August 28th at Dearborn Free Methodist Church, Dearborn, Michigan, 12 noon. The family requests all donations or gifts be sent to Wycliffe Bible Translators or Wycliffe Associates to honor Ludie’s passion for missions.
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