Kelli Bradley
1983 - 2017
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On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 God touched one of his angels and called her home. Kelli Nicole Bradley was born on June 14, 1983 in Gary, Indiana. She was a 2001 graduate of Horace Mann High School. She received Post Secondary Degrees from Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University Northwest. She was an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Psi Omega Chapter. She was a member of Love Feast C.O.G.I.C. Kelli was an English teacher at Block Middle School in East Chicago, IN and was the owner of Funtastic Innovations Childcare. She was preceded in death by her Grandmother; Thelma Bradley. She leaves to cherish fond and precious memories; her mother Bernice Bradley; brothers, Tony Wakefield, Nakia (Kimalynn) Chinn; sisters, Quanda (Brian) Davis, Chasity Bradley; nieces, nephews, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, students, sorority sisters and many friends. Visitation Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m., Family hours 6:00-8:00 p.m. AKA Ivy Beyond the Wall at 7:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Funeral service Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Love Feast C.O.G.I.C, 2456 Chase Street, Pastor Clarence J. Harris Sr. officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Dec. 10, 2017.
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February 5, 2020
Kelli I'm truly sorry that you're no longer here and even more sorry that all I can do is ask God to keep you in peace in heaven. We knew each other from school and through your sister (Chasity) and I know we were only friends briefly years ago, but your impact on my life was tremendous. We talked about our teaching career paths back in the day and even eventually seeing each other again during a visit home for me. I'm sorry I never got to visit home nor stuck with teaching, but the conversations are never far from me. It pains me that I'm only learning now in 2020 that you left so abruptly in 2017. I took for granted our small encounters because I simply knew there was time to reconnect later eventually. I pray for the love and comfort and continued peace for your loved ones and all who were connected to you, a beautiful light and lovely spirit.
Derrick Fields
December 4, 2019
I grew up with Kelli, she was always a sweetheart she is definitely missed.
Latrice Norman-Hudson
December 5, 2018
Bernice Bradley

Hoping you are feeling better at this time, know that Kelli is in GOD'S arms.

Your Classmate

RHS' 1971
Adraine Ingram
June 16, 2018
Ill Never Forget Your Smiled
DeVine Montgomery
Student
June 16, 2018
I remember you telling me to do my work, and stay on task. As soon as I told you I need help Ms. Bradley, youd always repeat it all the time and tell me to try. Well today is one of those days, I wish I can just call you and ask you for your help all over again. I miss you dearly, my love, continue to help me through this tough storm.
DeVine Montgomery
Student
January 25, 2018
Today, I am having a moment. I really miss you. You will always have a special place in my heart, friend. We stayed laughing all the time. I was so proud of you. I would constantly tell you that I am so happy for you. Kelis, I miss you and I will always cherish our friendship. Love you much. I am praying for peace for Chas and your mom. Also my homie Tony. I love you all.
December 28, 2017
The last time I saw you, maybe 4 yrs ago, you had the same bright smile that I remembered from our Horace Mann days. I'm late finding out about the tragedy that took your life, so it saddens me that I didn't get the chance to pay my respects and say my goodbyes. I didn't know you extremely well, but you had left a long lasting first impression that whenever I saw you, we would always speak. I know you were loved and heaven gained a true angel!

My condolences to Kelli's family and friends. I know she will be missed.
Kelly Boone (Shaver)
Classmate
December 19, 2017
Bernice, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I just found out about your baby girl and my heart weeps! May the Holy Spirit comfort you during this most difficult time. You were just telling me about Kelli and her accomplishments last month when I ran into you, and I felt proud for you. Please know that I'm sending my heartfelt prayers.
Della Lovick-Goodwin
December 14, 2017
RIP QUEENIE....
December 14, 2017
Kelli was a sweet young lady who will be dearly missed. Rest in heaven my friend.
Latrice Norman-Hudson
December 14, 2017
I love u Kelli and u will be missed ❤
cassandra mosley
December 14, 2017
Please accept my heartfelt condolences to the Bradley family and friends for your immeasurable loss of your dear deloved Kelli. Losing a loved one in death is never easy. One day many will have the opportunity to live again. May the hope of everlasting life sustain and comfort you during this difficult time (John 17:3). When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace.

LD - Rex, Ga.
December 14, 2017
My condolences to the family of Kelli. I've grown to admire and love her... She was always sweet to me during my first year teaching at Bowman and kept me focused... The building will never be the same... No more joking about you flying up out of here, after the work day was over... or laughing at your Resting face during our meetings... Admiring your work ethic and business... sharing Facebook memes... and all the other laughs we've shared... All that you've touched will truly miss you... God has gained such a sweet spirit... Kelli, I will definitely miss you... Man I'm going to miss my "Homegirl"!!!! Such a compassionate and generous spirit!!!! More then a colleague, she was my friend.
Teacher Bee
December 14, 2017
My condolences to the family. Kelli was a beautiful bright outgoing person. She had a beautiful personality. You will be missed. I enjoyed the times we had together. R.I.P.
Beverly Reese
December 14, 2017
MY prayers are with Soror Kelli's family, friends, classmates, & Sorors. Praying that God provides you all with comfort during this difficult time.

Soror Aisha
December 13, 2017
May God grant your family peace, comfort, strength, hope and joy in memories all their days. Rest in heaven, God bless your soul
Anonymous
December 13, 2017
This truly saddens my core. I would like to send my condolences to the family of Kelli Bradley. May God Bless you All. May you find some comfort in the fact, she made a difference and positive impact in her years here.
Jennifer Horace Mann Classmate
Jennifer
December 13, 2017
To the family of Kelli Bradley, I send my deepest sympathies to you and your family. It was nice to work with Kelli for many years at Bowman. Sending prayers.

Anita Hudson and family
Anita Hudson
December 13, 2017
RIH Kelly i can remember those days
You calling me lil Cae Cae
I will truly miss you.
Faith Bozeman
Friend
December 13, 2017
My condolences to the entire Bradley family. Rest easy Kelli. Yo'Skee...

Eric A. Blackmon Sr.
ERIC BLACKMON, SR
December 13, 2017
God bless you and your family ! RIP Kelli !
Larry Moore Sr
Friend
December 13, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
December 13, 2017
Bernice: you, your family members, friends, faculty members, AKA sorority sisters, and students are in my thoughts and prayers. This quote from someone unknown helped me through my grief of losing two of my siblings back to back. Hopefully, it will help you: GRIEF never ends....but it changes with time. Grief is a passage, not a place to stay! Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith.....Finally, Grief is the price of loving Kelli! Rest in the arms of the Lord Kelli
Denice Stewart
Friend
December 12, 2017
What can i say is a beautiful spirit always smiling going to miss you
Steven Anderson
December 12, 2017
Kelli was definitely one of a kind. She was beautiful inside and out and will truly be missed. Sending my condolences to her family and friends and asking God for the strength for all to ensure this difficult time. May you rest peacefully.
Nina Jackson
Classmate
December 12, 2017
Berniece, Tony, Quanda, Chico, and Chastity, we were saddened to hear of Kelli's passing. Our prayer is that God will comfort your hearts during this difficult time. Know that your Polk st neighbors love you and understand your pain . God is able. Leonard & Marilyn, Pastor Marlon, Maridythe, Shana and Rachel.
Marilyn Caruthers
December 12, 2017
Kelli,
For the short time I taught with you, I looked at you as my little sister. Then you pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha and became my sister for real. You had the sweetest heart that touched many. Much love to you. You will be missed. Conja
December 12, 2017
I still can't believe this young, beautiful, intelligent woman is gone. I think about her everyday as if we were close friends but we weren't. However, that doesn't stop the tears nor the heartache. I knew that she was a beautiful person and I am so very sad that she is gone. I send my deepest condolences to her family,friends and students and will continue to lift everyone in prayer.
Tachelle Boone
Classmate
December 12, 2017
I'm sendin' my deepest heartfelt condolences to Chasity & the entire family of Kelli. I am so sorry for your loss & pray that GOD comfort you & Heal your hearts. Kelli was a Sweet, Beautiful, Young Woman. She will truly be missed. Horace Mann c/o 1999
Brittney Walker-Lipsey
December 12, 2017
My Sincere Condolences to the family of Kelli, Blessings and Prayers
Charmaine Truttling
December 12, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. -Mrs. Combs
December 12, 2017
My prayers, are with you Bernice, children & family. May GOD, rain down peace and comfort on each one of you.
Tammy Threatt
December 12, 2017
Kelli was a great go-getter. She set her mind on a goal & accomplished it. She was hard working & thoughtful. We learned together & from one another. Ms. Bradley was well liked by her students & parents. She was my colleague & I am proud she was also my friend. We strategized, collaborated & planned together. We helped each other every time we could. Her wings must of been ready but the hearts of those she left on earth were not. Love you, Kelli. #MemoryEternal
Diana Colon
Coworker
December 12, 2017
Rest In Paradise Ms.Bradley....
Albert muskin
Coworker
December 12, 2017
Continuing to pray for the family during this time. Kelli was a great friend. Almost 10 years of friendship. She was such a great person inside and out. I will truly miss my friend as well as many others. Love you Kelli you are now my Forever Friend.

Min. Katrina Alexander
Min. Katrina Alexander
December 12, 2017
I am really going to miss you best friend, until we meet again.
Sierra Oliver
December 12, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Kelli. We hope the God of all comfort, comforts you and your family in this difficult time. 2 Cor 1:3
d k
December 12, 2017
I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Bradley at Westside/Block Middle School. she always had a smile on her face and such a sweet spirit, May God Bless you and keep you in his care.

Kim Pollard -Block Security/Former Parent Liaison
December 11, 2017
Arnicia Day
December 11, 2017
You were a Blessing to many young minds my friend... you will truly be missed...May your Legacy live on
Demetria Newell
December 11, 2017
Soror Quanda and family, my deepest and sincere condolences go out to you during this difficult time. We may not always have the perfect words to say or the capacity to understand life's happenings, but with love, you will be covered and with God's strength, you will be upheld. I pray that Soror Kelli will live on in your hearts and that your hearts continually be soothed with His peace. Love you! -Soror Nikkia Hines
Nikkia Hines
December 11, 2017
I took this picture of Kelli when we were in gym class our freshman year.
I would like to send my prayers and heartfelt condolences to Kelli's family. She will never be forgotten. Horace Mann c/o 2001
Kelli Hamilton
December 11, 2017
Hanging out with my friend
Errica Tyler
December 11, 2017
May god grant you peace and strength , may god grant you the strength of knowing she's an angel watching over you .
Carmilla Rodgers
December 11, 2017
During this time of bereavement I'm sending my love, condolences and Prayer's to the Bradley Family and may God Bless you all❤ C/O Horacemann High!!
Dorothy (Dee Dee) Price
December 11, 2017
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart

Nakia (Kimalynn) Chinn
Greg Milledge
December 11, 2017
To Bernice and Family: My thoughts and prayers are extended to you at your time of bereavement. "Now the peace of God be with you all. Amen" Ro. 15:33
Evangelist Jeannie M. Coleman
December 11, 2017
Bernice and Family: Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers, May God continue to bless and comfort you. Beaetta, Myretta, Ernestine.
Beaetta Green
December 11, 2017
Bernice Bradley I am so sorry to hear of your lost. My condolences to you and your family. I know that it is very difficult to lose a child, you have my heart felt sympathy. May God bless you doing this very difficult time. Love always Sylvia Carman
Sylvia Carman
December 11, 2017
Numbers 6:24-26New International Version (NIV)

24 The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.'
Angelica Negron-Jernigan
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