James Bryan McGrady was taken way too soon on August 18, 2022. He was only 39 years old. James was born on December 31, 1982 in Columbus, Ohio to Sharon Auteri and Raymond McGrady Sr. He was a 2001 graduate of the Ohio State Department of Education. James was currently working as a residential remodeler where he was a truly gifted drywaller and beloved by all of his coworkers.
In addition to his loving and devoted mother, he leaves behind his step father, Raymond Auteri; two sons, Jacob and Jonathan; his older brother, Raymond McGrady Jr. (Jennifer Lloyd-McGrady); and younger sister, Nikki Brooks (Larry Brooks); nieces and nephews, Leland, Jewel, Phoebe and Leo (due to arrive in November), and extended family. James was preceded in death by his father, Ray; his maternal grandparents, Ruth Moore and Robert Mills; maternal aunt and uncle, Sylvia Jones and Robert Mills Jr.; and paternal aunt, Mary Irvine.
There will be a private celebration of life memorial held on September 18, 2022 from 3-6 pm. Please reach out to the immediate family for further details. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please donate to your local homeless shelter or drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, in James’ memory.