Remembering Reggie B. Bratton

December 5, 1960 - March 16, 2019

Insight News mourns the loss of Reggie Bratton, 58, who died on March 16, 2019 here in the Twin Cities. Bratton was the nephew of Lue Bratton, “Ms. Lue”, McFarlane Media Front Office manager and heartbeat.

Ms. Lue described Bratton as a special needs person who lived a productive and fulfilling life. She said as a youth, Bratton excelled in athletics. He was an exceptional runner, swimmer, and cyclist.

As an adult, he lived mostly in group home and assisted living settings. “He loved picnics. He loved to eat, and his favorite drink was Pepsi Cola,” she said.

At a memorial service last month Ms. Lue, on behalf of the Bratton family, express gratitude for government funded nonprofits organizations that provide valuable assistance and support for men and women with special needs.

With the assistance of organizations like Opportunity Partners, Minnetonka, he was able to have a lifetime of gainful and productive, supervised employment...real work experience created and calibrated to fit the capabilities of individuals with special needs and differing ability levels, Ms. Lue said.

Opportunities Partners disability services span from youth to seniors focusing on clients’ skills, goals and dreams to build flexible plans designed to meet their needs. Further information: https://opportunities.org/individuals/work-vocational-options/

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