April 28, 1920-
February 16, 2013
Columbus, GA- Mrs. Ruth L. Bradford of Columbus died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Columbus Hospice House. She was 92 years old and resided at 2211 7th Street.
A native of Glennville, AL, Mrs. Bradford was the daughter of the late Raymond H. Sr and Poppie Rivers Ivey. Residing in Columbus most of her life, she was a home-maker and devout member of Fourth Street Baptist Church and its Gospel Choir, Dept. of Christian Education, PICCM, Love In Action Ministry and Pastor's Aid Ministry. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, MSG(Retired) James Bradford, Sr; two sons, Carl and Love Bradford; and seven siblings, Raymond, Jr, Love, Samuel, Lou, Estelle, Minnie and Ethel.
Surviving are thirteen loving children, James E. Bradford, Jr(Lessie), Roy Bradford(Shirley), Lee Bradford, Maurice Bradford, Winston Bradford, Joey Bradford, Bertha B. Wilson Evans, Ann B. Holiday, Juanita B. Avery, Dorothy B. Thomas, Mildred B. White(Clifton, Sr), June B. Love(Dudley) and Eileen B. Ruff(Bernard); nineteen grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter; a sister-in-law, Thelma Ivey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Bradford will be laid to rest with her husband at Main Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, GA on Friday after a 9:00 A.M. Homegoing Celebration at Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Johnnie H. Flakes III. Visitation 2-6:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral Home. The cortege will depart from the residence Friday at 8:30 A.M. Arrangements entrusted to Progressive Funeral Home, Inc., "A Touch Of Dignity For Those Who Care."
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Feb. 20, 2013