Funeral services for Barbara Jean Mitchell Bradford, age 72 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Friday at 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Short Cemetery. Mrs. Bradford passed away Monday night in Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga.
A native of Lafayette, GA, she was the daughter of the late James Clifton and Mildred Harper Mitchell. She spent her working years as a devoted teacher and basketball coach at LaFayette High School. Upon retirement, she relocated to the Fayetteville Bradford farm where she enjoyed working outdoors among God’s creations. She was also an avid reader and member of Fayetteville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 51 wonderful years Frank Bradford of Fayetteville, daughter Leah McDonough and husband Brett of Chattanooga, two grandchildren Corbin and Siri McDonough of Chattanooga, brother Donald Mitchell and wife Pat of Marietta, GA. Mrs. Bradford was preceded in death by her beloved grandchild Zoe McDonough.
Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The National Kidney Foundation or the Department of Genealogy at Fayetteville Lincoln County Public Library.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening from 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
Frank, I am so sorry to hear about Barbara. Please know that you are in my prayers….
Godspeed, Charlotte Brown
Frank and Family,
So sorry to learn of Barbara’s passing. She was a fine person and I hope your wonderful memories help carry you through this difficult time. God Bless.
We are saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing. We enjoyed visiting with her and Frank at our Berry College reunion in May. Our prayers and love go out to Frank and the family.
Barbara and I had many good laughs and deep conversations through the years. I know how deeply she loved her family especially her grandchildren. May the precious memories of happier times fill the days ahead. I’m sure that she and Zoe are having a joyous reunion by now; I know that’s something she was looking forward to. Bless you all.
I was so blessed to have been under Barbara’s guidance as a LaFayette High School cheerleader. She was truly a wonderful person. I have such wonderful memories of our good times going to and from all the ballgames and Frank driving the bus for all of us. What a great influence this family has had on me. Frank and Leah my thoughts and prayers are will you. May The Lord give you comfort with the upcoming days. I may not be able to actually attend the service but my heart will be with you all.
So sorry to hear of your loss,You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.