“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” Proverbs 31:10-12
Our beloved Mildred “MaDear” Sanders Bradley was born on December 17, 1927, to the union of the late Timit and Mabel Casha Sanders in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 24, 2022.
Sister Mildred’s life is a testimony of her personal conviction and her heart of a righteous service. She was revered for her deep hospitality and beauty–both inside and out. She was a natural nurturer and an exceptional nourisher. From her butter bread to her gumbo and venison roast, everything she made was exquisite. Her grandchildren always knew they could expect her delicious red beans and rice whenever they walked through her door.
Mildred was raised in Oakville, Louisiana and was baptized in the Summer of 1957 by Reverend C. M. Sola. She served on the Usher Board and as the Head Deaconess at her beloved Oakville Missionary Baptist Church.
Mildred married her childhood friend and sweetheart Louis Bradley Sr. May 18, 1946. They remained married for 72 years until his death in 2018. From this blessed union, twelve children were born.
Mildred leaves behind a legacy of love and a passion for family. To cherish her memory and celebrate her love are her 12 adoring children: Louis Bradley Jr., Melvina Bradley Johnson, Mable Bradley Ogden (Calvin), Gregory Bradley, Anthony Bradley, Eric Bradley, Rosalind Bradley Smith, Glynda Bradley, Roland Bradley (Linda),
Byron Bradley Sr., Stephanie Bradley Watts (Wendell) Ericka Bradley Martin (Troy),Thirty grandchildren: D’Andria Johnson Canas, Oba Walters, Atiba Walters, Calvin Ogden Jr., Ishacoyah Adeyanju, Amber Bradley, Azariah Bradley, Ashley Smith, Lindsey Smith, Casey Smith, Erin Smith Hawkins, Frank Smith IV, Bradley Smith, Brendon Smith, Kachere Jones, Jordan Jones, Atiba Jones, Leonard Holmes, Libya Holmes, Isabella Bradley, Byron Bradley Jr., Kimani Bradley, Bakari Bradley, Meghan Watts, Amber Watts, Brian Watts, George-Anna Watts, Ahsaan Martin, Kahlif Martin, Trinity Martin; and 22 great-grandchildren: Jasmine, Lanay, Leonard Jr., Marcus, Ellyana, Terrick, Tayden, Tylin, Keron Jr., Kylon, Karmen, Kyle Jr., Nylah, Nirvana, Ethan, Cruz, McKinley, Monroe, Reign, Xael, Xen, Xun.
She also leaves to cherish her memory her sister Berniece Sanders, and a host of adoring nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, the late Louis Bradley Sr., her grandsons Louis Bradley III and Brian Johnson; by her parents, Timit and Mabel Casha; siblings Orelia, George, James, Eugene, Louise and Bernadine Sanders, Eunice Sanders Robinson and Marjorie Sanders Bartholomew.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” 2 Timothy 4:7
Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Christian Ministers Missionary Baptist General Association of Plaquemines Parish, LA, and all neighboring associations and churches are all invited to attend the celebration of life services which will be held on Saturday, July 30th, 2022, at Robinson Family Funeral Home located at 9611 LA – 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037. Visitation will begin at 12:30 pm, and the service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Entombment will follow at Oakville Cemetery in Oakville, LA. The family will also receive guest for a visitation on Friday, July 29th, 2022, at Robinson Family Funeral Home from 6 – 8 p.m.
Due to COVID – 19, Everyone in attendance MUST wear a facemask.
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