City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Andrea Denean Brady

Sanford, North Carolina

Age 40.
Died 01/12/2022.

Andrea Denean Brady
Feb 26, 1981 ~ Jan 12, 2022

On the morning of January 12, 2022, Andrea collapsed as she prepared to go to work. She succumbed to a pulmonary embolism resulting in cardiac arrest.

Andrea was proceeded in death by infant son Boston Dean Taylor, who passed away of SIDS in March 2007. She is survived by her children - Christian (21), currently attending Salisbury University, Dockery (17) and Brooklyn (13), whom she shared with her former husband, Jimmy Taylor of Fuquay-Varina, NC. Her children were the greatest source of joy in her life. Andrea is also survived by her devoted parents – Dennis and Mary Brady of Edgewater, MD, and her brother, sister-in-law, and nieces – Ryan, Mary, Taylor and Julia Brady of Hughesville, MD. Additionally, Andrea will be remembered by a vast extended family including her grandmother, Mary Frazier, and various aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Andrea was born and raised in the Southern Maryland area of Charles County. She loved sports of all kinds! For many years, she competed at a high-level in travel softball and then played in college.

After college, Andrea taught preschool for a few years at First Baptist Waldorf Preschool and Kindergarten. Later, she built a career working in various capacities for Petco in the Maryland area. Her love and devotion to animals was clearly the driver for her chosen profession. In 2021, she accepted a management promotion at Petco in Sanford, NC. The decision to accept this challenge was underscored by her desire to move closer to her two youngest children.

Stemming from her love of animals, Andrea was a devoted volunteer for Rescue Angels of Southern Maryland, an animal rescue organization. She fostered several animals and served numerous others in need.

Andrea has a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and currently resides in her forever Heavenly home with her Lord and is reunited with her loved ones who have gone before. We celebrate her life!

Her Celebration of Life service will be held:
Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at
First Baptist Church of Waldorf
10045 Bunker Hill Rd
Waldorf, MD 20603

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
First Baptist Church of Waldorf
10045 Bunker Hill Rd, Waldorf, MD 20603
Rescue Angels of Southern Maryland
P.O. Box 51, White Plains, MD 20695

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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