Lawrence Randall Braden

October 15, 1954 - June 30, 2013
Lawrence Randall Braden

Lawrence Randall Braden, age 58, of Wilmington passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Memorial service will be 7 pm Tuesday at Johnny Mercer Pier in Wrightville Beach.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • July 01, 2013
    Larena says:
    I am sorry to, read about the loss of your family member. Facing loss of someone so dear to you can be very devastating. I have found that reading the Bible can be an encouragement to many. Jesus Father has given him the authority to eliminate death forever and even the tears we shed will be a thing of the past (Isaiah25:8, Revelation21:3,4). we know that these things will come to pass because the Almighty God's promises always come true. He does not lie (Titus1:2). May your family be strengthened by the love that God shows to all.

  • July 06, 2013
    Janice Sexton says:
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Randy Braden, a loving husband and father to Ellen and Matthew Braden. I knew Randy as a hard working family man, funny, easy to get along with, fun to be around. He loved Ellen, and Matthew and his daughter Kelly with all his heart. He lost his father "Big Bob", his sweet grandmother when he was still the Randy all knew. Unfortunately, he lost Kelly, his daughter in a tragic accident. That's when the hard working, loving family man that I knew lost himself and all the important relationships in his life. He changed, and began to fight the demons he chose to become enslaved to. He is not to be judged. He suffered a terrible loss when Kelly died suddenly. That began the slow downhill journey for Randy. He moved far away, not by choice but necessity. He passed away alone, broken hearted over poor choices in his later years, and he left this world loving his only surviving child, a son, Matthew, who was Randy's very shadow most of his growing up years. They were fishing buddies, and Randy thought the sun rose in Matthew. He also left this world loving Ellen Braden, his wife of 18 years, one who they shared the happiest of times together until Randy's great loss of his daughter. He will be remembered fondly inspite of his later years and poor choices. Rest in peace with Kelly, Randy Braden, a friend to many.

  • July 07, 2013
    mary bivins says:
    I am so sorry ive lost the love of my life and my soulmate. He wasnt alone and he didnt leave this world broken hearted. He only wanted a relationship with his son Matthew, but Matthews mom prevented that from happening. He moved to Wilmington to better his life and rid himself of his demons. He was a very good man. He was loving, caring and fun to be around. He will be greatly missed. I love you Randy, with all my heart and soul. Rest in Peace and I will be seeing you one day. Love Mary