Joseph L. Bratton
Joseph L. Bratton, a machinist, died on August 24th at age 86.
A Hammel Houses resident for 58 years, Bratton is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Bratton; daughter, Pat; grandson, Ray and greatgrandchildren, Emani and Andre Amir.
He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Ann; sons, Joseph (Sophia), Michael (Jackie), Anthony (Tammie), Russell (Monique) and Ronald; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; cousin, Francis Pelzer; honorary son, Angelo Garcia and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family.
Funeral services were held at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Rockaway Beach.