Gertrude K.G. Bradley

Gertrude Katherine Gresham Bradley of Colonial Heights passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Henrico Doctor's Hospital. She was a native of Petersburg, and the daughter of the late Julian Robertson Gresham Sr. and Janie Gertrude Chappell Gresham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bolling Bradley and her two sons, William Bolling (Billy) Bradley Jr. and Robert Gresham (Bobby) Bradley.

She was a piano teacher and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for many years and served as the church pianist for more than 50 years. She was a former organist at Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of Oakhill Garden Club, pianist for Friday Bible Club for 20 years, and served as a publicity chairman for Muscular Dystrophy for 25 years.

She is survived by a brother, Julian Robertson Gresham Jr. of Colonial Heights; a beloved niece, Sylvia Gresham Link and husband, Charles Link of Beaverdam; two great-nieces, Whitney Gershowitz and Courtney Link.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 620 Lafayette Ave., Colonial Heights, with the Rev. Fred Adkins, officiating.

Interment to follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Immanuel Baptist Church or the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, PO Box 78960, Phoenix, Ariz. 85062-8960. Condolences may be registered at

Published in The Progress-Index on Apr. 12, 2013