A few hours of research on the internet yielded photos of Joe's parents.
Hilliard Brazil was born 9/6/1895 in Laurens County, GA to Charlie Brazeal and Mary Lou Hardy. He had 1 sister and 1 brother. Hilliard and Ida Hill married in December of 1926 in Detroit. He worked at the Ford factory. Hilliard filed for divorce on 10/17/1938 which was granted on 4/1/1940. He married Lillian Armstrong 7/31/1939. Hilliard and Lillian had two children, Harold and Maude Elizabeth. Hilliard died 3/13/1980 in Oakland, CA.
Ida Hill was born 2/8/1907 in Twiggs County, GA to Harrison Hill and Mariah Brown (or Burns). She had 4 sisters and 6 brothers. She gave birth to Zodis Brazil 5/6/1924. She gave birth to Joe Brazil on 8/25/1927. She worked as a maid. She died 12/4/1950 in Detroit.