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Funeral Notice: Brooksie Elizabeth Bradberry

Brooksie Elizabeth Bradberry went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 9, 2015. 


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. 


Born in the Sardis Community in 1919, she spent her lifetime residence in Shelby County and made temporary housing arrangements alongside her husband Joe at every in-state US Army base camp he was assigned.  After Joe returned home, she spent many years working at Center Drug Store in the Gift Department.  She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church in Center.  Outings with her Sunday School Class were days she truly treasured.


She was a seasoned canasta and 42 player, a fishing buddy, the best fried chicken and oatmeal raisin cookie baker, a loyal Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers supporter, a daily bird watcher, the loving hug just at the right time, the stern "shake" when needed, a friend, an inspiration, a teacher, a loving mother and our biggest fan and grandmother. 


Meeting her at the gates of Heaven are her parents Lum & Isabel Schillings, six siblings and the love of her life; her husband Joe Bradberry.  Her spirit is carried on by her beloved daughter Becky Johnson, favorite son-in-law Billy Johnson, her precious grandson Brent & wife Teresa Johnson, granddaughter Brittney Johnson and fiancé Marlon Ford, soon to be great-grandchildren Kirbie, Kaytlin and Andrew Ford, her brother Furman Schillings, sister Ruth Oliver and many special nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Center.


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