Mr. Linwood Allen Bradley "Zeke," 79, of 461 Forest Lane, Petersburg, Va., departed this life on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center.
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He was born on Jan. 20, 1934, in Hopewell, Va., and was the oldest child of the late Joseph Sr. and Mary H. Bradley. Mr. Bradley was a graduate of Carter G. Woodson High School, Hopewell, Va., class of 1951. He completed the brick masonry program at Virginia State College (now University). Mr. Bradley served in the United States Army. He was a 1996 retired employee from Honeywell Chesterfield Plant with over thirty four years of dedicated service.
Mr. Bradley was a member of First Baptist Church of City Point and was very active in several organizations within the church to include the trustee board, male chorus, and was a former Sunday school teacher. He was founder and served many years as president of the senior ministry of the church.
Mr. Bradley was a charter member and served as past president of the monsieur club, Petersburg. He was a former coach for the Hopewell Vikings and played for the Hopewell All-Stars.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted wife of 51 years, Juanita Henderson Bradley of Petersburg; one son, DeGeon A. Bradley (Kimberly) of South Chesterfield; two grandsons, one loving and attentive, Rashaun Brown Sr., of Petersburg, and Lamont Burnley, of South Chesterfield; three great-grandchildren, Rashaun Jr., Alaysia and Azavion; two godchildren, Rodney Harry of Midlothian, and Tiffany Johnson of Auburn, Ga.; two brothers, Joe Bradley, Jr. (Hester) of Hopewell and Harry Bradley (Shirley) of Petersburg; four sisters, Catherine B. Perry of Hopewell, Janet B. Robinson(Paul) of Durham, N.C., Martha B. Jackson (Ben) of Hopewell and Mary B. Carter of Petersburg; one aunt, Gaydell Bradley of Hopewell; nine nephews; nine nieces; two brothers-in-law, Floyd L. Henderson (Irma) and Major Winfield, all of Petersburg; and a host of great-nieces, nephews, and many devoted cousins, to include the Roy, Weaver, Henderson, and Lundy families.
A special "thank you" is extended to his devoted caretakers, Lillian Williams, Shaquita Mitchell and to the emergency room staff of Southside Regional Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at First Baptist Church of
City Point. The Rev. Dr. Rudolph Dunbar, pastor, is the eulogist. The body will rest at the church two hours prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in First Baptist Church of City Point Cemetery.
The family will receive friends, at the residence and on Friday from 6 to 8 .p.m at the William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the residence at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the service to proceed to the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of City Point, 1117 Pierce St., Hopewell, VA 23860.
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Norfolk, Va., in charge. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2013