LaVon Wright Bracy is a native of Boynton Beach, Florida and the daughter of the late Reverend Thomas A Wright Sr and Affie Mae Wright. She was educated in the public schools of St. Augustine and Gainesville, Florida.
LaVon was the first African American to graduate from Alachua County Schools Gainesville High School, Florida in 1965.
In 1969, she graduated from Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Psychology.
In 1970, she graduated from The University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida with the Masters of Education Degree (M.Ed.) with an emphasis in College Personnel Services.
In 1977, she earned the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; with specialization in Higher Education Administration.
She is an advocate for social justice. She has conducted extensive voter education, registration and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) in Central Florida; singlehandedly registering more than 1200 voters and was featured in the CNN Special: Who Counts, 2012. See YouTube documentary clips below.
LaVon is Co- Founder of New Covenant Baptist Church of Orlando located on Rio Grande Avenue in Orlando, Florida. She has been a champion for Education and has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship to support college students. She retired in 2012. She currently works with Faith in Florida as Director of Democracry.
She has authored three books; Making Them Whole in 1990 and Beyond Bravery in 2012 and A Brave Little Cookie in 2019. She is wife of Rev. Randolph Bracy and the proud mother of Florida Senator Randolph Bracy and LaVon Bracy-Davis, esq.