Carrie Ann Brady, 52, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2022, following complications from surgery. She was born on June 4, 1970, to Annabelle M (Seger) and Arthur T. Brady Jr. in Lansing Michigan.
She was a graduate of Lansing Eastern High School (class of 1988), Western Michigan University (BA in Education, class of 1995) and Marygrove University (MA in Education, class of 2009). In April, 1995, she began teaching at her beloved alma mater, Lansing Eastern. During her 18-year tenure as an English, Drama and Composition teacher, “Ms. Brady” also served as theatrical director, football eligibility coach, Bible club advisor, and as an avid fan of all things Quaker. She could always be found at athletic events, band and choral concerts, chaperoning dances and other school activities cheering on “her kids”. Throughout her time as both a student and educator at Eastern, Carrie participated in more than 60 musical and theatrical events in her beloved Jon Young Auditorium – as backstage help, clean-up crew, choreographer, performer and director for Quaker Productions and Fun Machine.
Carrie was deeply passionate about 4 things: music, theatre, teaching and her faith. She sang with the choirs and worship teams of several local churches, as well as performing special music for many events. Her love for God provided her drive to help others, care for her nephews and nieces, serve her Quaker family, and spoil her precious, furry companions. She “adopted” many students as her own, and supported their endeavors beyond Eastern. In particular, “daughters” Rachel DeVeau and Patty Parish and “sons” Charles Fulcher, Herb Alford Jr., Anthony Knox, and Quincy Briggs. These miraculous “kidz” treated her like family, often including her in holiday events and celebrations, providing assistance following her disability, and even a few called her “Momma Brady”. Although she could not have children of her own, these wonderful people helped Carrie fill that void with their love, time and care. Numerous other students were a huge blessing to her in many ways, and she was so grateful for every single one.
Carrie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arthur Sr. and Rhea Brady; Albert Sr. and Evelyn Seger; her father, Arthur Brady Jr.; sister, Karen Lou Brady; and beloved furry companion Maya Jean Brady. She is survived by her mother Annabelle (Michael) Clarey; siblings Barbara (Mark) Wicks, Michael (Vicki Dellot) Brady and Linda (Tom) Beachnau; niece Maddie (Tony) Curley; nephews Jamison (Sheryl) Wicks, Jacob Brady, Andrew Wicks, Ryan Beachnau and Blake Beachnau; great-nephews Elliott and Harrison Wicks; Teddy and Sam Curley; and many, many “kidz” and “grandkidz” from her time as a teacher at Lansing Eastern High School.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no memorial service. Those who wish, may make a contribution to Eastern High School’s drama or music programs, or the Capital Area Human Society in memory of Carrie (or Maya).