Cherry Bradford
-
May 17, 2013

Visitation

May 19, 2013
5 - 8 PM

Service 

May 20, 2013
11 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Cherry Bradford, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Monday at 11am at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tommy Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Bradford passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at her residence.

A native of Huntsville, AL, Mrs. Bradford was the daughter of the late Charles Calvin Church and Norma Schrimsher Gant. She was a homemaker and a retired realtor and a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband James G. Bradford of Fayetteville, TN, daughters Ola Marie Jane Bradford, Ena Lee Bradford, brother Maurice Gant, Jr. of Huntsville, AL, sisters Pamela Mae Ryan,of Huntsville, AL, Patti Grimaldi of Maryland, mother-in-law Jane Bradford of Fayetteville, TN.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 5pm – 8pm at Higgins Funeral Home.

Memorial can be made to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society, Fayetteville Lincoln County Humane Society, or Hospice and Home Health.

Video Services

20 Comments

  1. Lisa Todd

    Dandy,

    I cannot imagine your pain. I am so very sorry. If there is anything me or my family can do for you we would be honored. I didnt know you that well in school but did get to know you when we worked together for a short time. Love to you and yours

    Reply
  2. Pat Whittemore

    To Ola…and family–
    So sorry to hear of your loss. When I have visited FUMC, Fayetteville, your mother was always so welcoming and friendly. Thoughts and prayers are with you…

    Reply
  3. Melissa Medlin

    I worked with Cherry during employment with Joe Steele Realty and listened to her sing all over and many times at local resturaunt duringing her sining career. What a beautiful person inside and out and I loved it when she snag “The Rose”. Cherry alsways had a smile and her face a loved everyone. She will be dearly missed.

    Melissa Conner Medlin

    Reply
  4. Amy Osteen

    Cherry impressed me from the beginning when I first met her when I would be doing late school duty and she would pick up Ola and Ena. She was so gracious, positive, and a wonderful follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She put up a valiant fight. Mrs. Gloria Wallis told me about her only missing one Sunday at church when she was having her treatments a few years ago. May God comfort you as only He can do at this time, and take comfort in knowing that Cherry is safe in the arms of Jesus. Because He Lives, Amy S. Osteen

    Reply
  5. The Bevels Families

    To Dandy and Family,
    So sorry to learn of your loss. May your beautiful memories help carry you through this difficult time.
    God Bless You,
    Peggy & Virgil Bevels
    Mark, Rhonda, and Dean

    Reply
  6. Judy, Mike & Jonathan McLeod

    Dear Dandy, Ola and Ena,
    Just remember as we hold you in our hearts and prayers, God holds you in His hands, Cherry is singing in the Heavenly Choir and I can just see her smile. She was always such an inspiration when she was singing, you could see the Joy and Love of God pouring from her.
    Ola and Ena, your mother was terrific and sooo very proud of you. Hold tight to your memories of her and know that each time a star twinkles in the heavens, she is smiling down on you.
    You remain in our thoughts and prayers,
    with love,
    Judy, Mike and Jonathan

    Reply
  7. Danny Bryant

    Our prayers are with your family during this time of sadness and in your loss.

    Reply
  8. Pat & Chester West

    Heartfelt sadness over the loss of Cherry. I have been going through so many of the great memories I have of this genuine, loving, caring, sweet, talented woman. Chester & I will always remember the times we shared. I know Chery will be heading up a choir of angels.

    Reply
  9. Carolyn S. Thompso

    Jane,
    Just know we are thinking of you at this time of your loss.
    Charles & Carolyn

    Reply
  10. Susan Alkenburg Miller

    Dandy & Family,

    So sorry about Cherry’s passing. Hold tight to your Faith,wonderful memories & those special daughters…You will be in my thoughts and prayers…..Susan

    Reply
  11. Kelly and Gary Cole

    Dandy, Girls, Jane, Shannon and Jeff
    I realize what a great loss this is for all of you. I will never forget 22 years ago when I met Cherry. She had a huge heart, was so kind, and she sounded like an angel when she sang. She will truly be missed – but know she is in your heart,, and will watch over all of you every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  12. Betty Labbe

    Deepest sympathy to your family. Cherry was a very special person to many people. She was well loved by our high school class. It was a pleasure to be her friend.

    Reply
  13. Trish Croley

    Pam…thinking of you. May you find comfort.

    Reply
  14. Rev. Tommy Howell

    Dandy , sorry to hear of your loss God’s Word tells helps us during such rough times as these when He tells us in John 14:18 I willnot leaveyou comfortless: I will cometo you. I am praying for you and your family

    Reply
  15. Chuck Richter

    Dandy, Sorry for your loss, We have been praying for her. I know you are suffering from a great loss, look to God for comfort in the knowledge that she is not in pain anymore. You can call on me if you have need of anything.

    Reply
  16. Karen Gilliam

    Such a sad day to learn of your loss. Put your trust in The Lord for peace, comfort, and understanding in the days to come. Sending much love to the Bradford family.

    Reply
  17. Ann & Jerry Hopkins

    Jane,
    We are so sorry. Thinking of you.
    Ann & Jerry

    Reply
  18. Wanda Preston

    What sad news! Praying that your strong faith and the knowledge that this is only a separation from your beloved Cherry will carry you through each day. You are in my thoughts.

    Reply
  19. Kathy Talley

    Dandy and family, Please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss of Cherry. She was a joy to be around who could always bring a smile to my face and others. I will be thinking of you during this time and afterwards. With love. Kathy

    Reply
  20. Walter Slaon

    Dandy and Family,

    Sorry for the loss of Cherry. She put up a valiant fight.
    May God bless and comort your hearts.

    Walter and Elizabeth Sloan

    Reply

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20 Comments

  1. Lisa Todd

    Dandy,

    I cannot imagine your pain. I am so very sorry. If there is anything me or my family can do for you we would be honored. I didnt know you that well in school but did get to know you when we worked together for a short time. Love to you and yours

    Reply
  2. Pat Whittemore

    To Ola…and family–
    So sorry to hear of your loss. When I have visited FUMC, Fayetteville, your mother was always so welcoming and friendly. Thoughts and prayers are with you…

    Reply
  3. Melissa Medlin

    I worked with Cherry during employment with Joe Steele Realty and listened to her sing all over and many times at local resturaunt duringing her sining career. What a beautiful person inside and out and I loved it when she snag “The Rose”. Cherry alsways had a smile and her face a loved everyone. She will be dearly missed.

    Melissa Conner Medlin

    Reply
  4. Amy Osteen

    Cherry impressed me from the beginning when I first met her when I would be doing late school duty and she would pick up Ola and Ena. She was so gracious, positive, and a wonderful follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She put up a valiant fight. Mrs. Gloria Wallis told me about her only missing one Sunday at church when she was having her treatments a few years ago. May God comfort you as only He can do at this time, and take comfort in knowing that Cherry is safe in the arms of Jesus. Because He Lives, Amy S. Osteen

    Reply
  5. The Bevels Families

    To Dandy and Family,
    So sorry to learn of your loss. May your beautiful memories help carry you through this difficult time.
    God Bless You,
    Peggy & Virgil Bevels
    Mark, Rhonda, and Dean

    Reply
  6. Judy, Mike & Jonathan McLeod

    Dear Dandy, Ola and Ena,
    Just remember as we hold you in our hearts and prayers, God holds you in His hands, Cherry is singing in the Heavenly Choir and I can just see her smile. She was always such an inspiration when she was singing, you could see the Joy and Love of God pouring from her.
    Ola and Ena, your mother was terrific and sooo very proud of you. Hold tight to your memories of her and know that each time a star twinkles in the heavens, she is smiling down on you.
    You remain in our thoughts and prayers,
    with love,
    Judy, Mike and Jonathan

    Reply
  7. Danny Bryant

    Our prayers are with your family during this time of sadness and in your loss.

    Reply
  8. Pat & Chester West

    Heartfelt sadness over the loss of Cherry. I have been going through so many of the great memories I have of this genuine, loving, caring, sweet, talented woman. Chester & I will always remember the times we shared. I know Chery will be heading up a choir of angels.

    Reply
  9. Carolyn S. Thompso

    Jane,
    Just know we are thinking of you at this time of your loss.
    Charles & Carolyn

    Reply
  10. Susan Alkenburg Miller

    Dandy & Family,

    So sorry about Cherry’s passing. Hold tight to your Faith,wonderful memories & those special daughters…You will be in my thoughts and prayers…..Susan

    Reply
  11. Kelly and Gary Cole

    Dandy, Girls, Jane, Shannon and Jeff
    I realize what a great loss this is for all of you. I will never forget 22 years ago when I met Cherry. She had a huge heart, was so kind, and she sounded like an angel when she sang. She will truly be missed – but know she is in your heart,, and will watch over all of you every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  12. Betty Labbe

    Deepest sympathy to your family. Cherry was a very special person to many people. She was well loved by our high school class. It was a pleasure to be her friend.

    Reply
  13. Trish Croley

    Pam…thinking of you. May you find comfort.

    Reply
  14. Rev. Tommy Howell

    Dandy , sorry to hear of your loss God’s Word tells helps us during such rough times as these when He tells us in John 14:18 I willnot leaveyou comfortless: I will cometo you. I am praying for you and your family

    Reply
  15. Chuck Richter

    Dandy, Sorry for your loss, We have been praying for her. I know you are suffering from a great loss, look to God for comfort in the knowledge that she is not in pain anymore. You can call on me if you have need of anything.

    Reply
  16. Karen Gilliam

    Such a sad day to learn of your loss. Put your trust in The Lord for peace, comfort, and understanding in the days to come. Sending much love to the Bradford family.

    Reply
  17. Ann & Jerry Hopkins

    Jane,
    We are so sorry. Thinking of you.
    Ann & Jerry

    Reply
  18. Wanda Preston

    What sad news! Praying that your strong faith and the knowledge that this is only a separation from your beloved Cherry will carry you through each day. You are in my thoughts.

    Reply
  19. Kathy Talley

    Dandy and family, Please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss of Cherry. She was a joy to be around who could always bring a smile to my face and others. I will be thinking of you during this time and afterwards. With love. Kathy

    Reply
  20. Walter Slaon

    Dandy and Family,

    Sorry for the loss of Cherry. She put up a valiant fight.
    May God bless and comort your hearts.

    Walter and Elizabeth Sloan

    Reply

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