Ms. Marie Harrell Bradley, 82, of Lufkin, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, August 4, 2014. Services for Ms. Bradley will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Mark Livingston and Reverend Gene Elrod officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Ms. Bradley was born on November 5, 1931 in Chireno, Texas in Nacogdoches County, the daughter of the late Reba Fae (Rasberry) and Eddie M. Harrell. Ms. Bradley worked for many years for Jim Walter Homes and was distinguished in 1981 as being the first and only woman promoted to the position of Regional Manager in the 35-year history of the company. Ms. Bradley was a great mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a dedicated member for almost 25 years of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lufkin Chapter No. 382. She was also a faithful member of Keltys First Baptist Church and was especially thankful for Gene Elrod's flock, "Senior Saints," whose friendship, prayer support, and social activities filled her life with fellowship and joy. Survivors include her son, Douglas Bradley and wife Beverly Bradley of Bellaire, Texas; grandson, Will Bradley of Houston, Texas; and granddaughter, Anna Ferguson and husband Ben of Rockwall, Texas. In addition to her parents, Ms. Bradley was preceded in death by her son, Gregg Bradley. Pallbearers are Doug Bradley, Will Bradley, Ben Ferguson, L.J. Hall, and R.P. Harrell. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com. Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2014