Lily Love Bradley
1922 - 2020
BORN
1922
DIED
2020
Lily Love Bradley

February 2, 1922 - November 20, 2020

Lily Love Bradley passed away at Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, Lexington on November 20, 2020.

She was born in Auburn, Alabama, on February 2, 1922 to the late Glenn and Elizabeth Love Bradley. She was educated in Auburn from first grade through two degrees; a B.S. in English and History and an M.S. in Education and Guidance. Later she did further work at U.S.C and Columbia College. Her early college years were interrupted when she joined the W.A.A.C. She went to radio school in Kansas City, Missouri and was assigned to the War Department Signal Center in the Pentagon. After sixteen months there, she was sent to the Signal Control in Paris, France and was there until the end of WWII. She remained in the U.S. Army Reserve after finishing school and retired with the rank of Major.

After finishing her undergraduate degree she began teaching English in Opelika, Alabama. In 1953 she came to Columbia, SC where she taught English at Wardlaw Junior High School. After 13 years there she went to Japan with the Presbyterian Church U.S. and taught Japanese girls English at Kinjo College for three years. She returned to Columbia and finished teaching at St. Andrews Junior High School. After 10 years she retired from Richland One School System having taught for 32 years.

A member of Shandon Presbyterian Church she served as Chair of the Board of Deacons and as an Ordained Elder. She served on all committees of the church through the years, sang in the Chancel Choir, and taught Sunday school classes from time to time.

A memorial service will be held at Shandon Presbyterian Church at a later date with a burial in Farmville Cemetery, Lee County, Alabama.

Memorials may be made to Shandon Presbyterian Church or to the Chapel Fund at Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, Lexington.

She is survived by a Sister-in-law, Glenda Bradley of Auburn, Alabama, seven nieces and nephews, and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the family. Phone: 803-219-8814
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Published by The Opelika-Auburn News from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2020.
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Rest In Peace. I remember my Grandmother, Janie D. Jones, speaking of her and her family.
Rena K. Todd
November 24, 2020
I knew Lily my entire life. Every time I was around her I felt loved, most of the time because she told me, but all of the time because of the way she treated me. I will miss her.
Chris Walkup
November 24, 2020
Oh Ms Bradley,
I heard today that you went on to be with our Lord and Savior and although I know you are in such a glorious place it brought tears to my eyes. I will forever remember your stubbornness when you didn't want to be confined to your room.. your smile and funniness. You were one of the best people I knew at Presbyterian as you say in our dining room. Although I have not been there for a couple months now my heart still remained with all of you. Rest in peace beautiful lady.. I will have a poched egg, bacon, and banana in your honor in the morning. I love you Ms Bradley.. and please don't give Jesus a hard time up there.. I will always remember you.. sherry
Sherry Hutto
Friend
November 23, 2020
Miss Lily was a remarkable person. I am a volunteer at Presbyterian Home in Lexington SC I conducted Trivia Classes for around 20 or more residents. She was a true Christian and spent many days joking with her. I brought fresh baked cookies to her every other Wednesday and loved watching her grabbing for them. She was a delight to be around and listen to her stories. We lost a kind and wonderful person in
Miss Lily.

Bill Hutson
Friend
November 23, 2020
I had her for English in 1955-56. She was a favorite of mine. Friendly and interesting, enjoyed her class.

Shirley Burnside Marsh
Student
November 23, 2020
What a jewel she was. I had her in English in junior high and she was awesome! We learned all about her travels as well as English! She was an awesome teacher! Prayers to her family. May she rest in peace
Terri Mostiller
Acquaintance
November 22, 2020
Offering our deepest sympathies at this time.
The Staff of Thompson Funeral Home
November 23, 2020
When Lily was teaching at Wardlaw Jr. High School, my grandfather (Gilbert Bristow) was principal there. I was fortunate to know many of the teachers and Lily was one of my favorites. She was one of a kind and many students are better for having had her as a teacher.
Lou Anne Kinsey
November 22, 2020
I remember Ms. Bradley as a wonderful English teacher at Wardlaw Junior High School. She certainly lived a long, productive life!
Margaret Garner Barfield
Lexington, SC
Margaret Garner Barfield
Student
November 22, 2020
I remember Ms. Bradley as a wonderful English teacher at Wardlaw Junior High School. She certainly lived a long, full life!
Margaret Garner Barfield
Student
November 22, 2020