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.