Judith Ann Pate Bradford, age 71, 140 Berkshire Drive, Erwin, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital ER following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and daughter of the late Clarence Wade Pate and Hazel Lee Sams Pate. Mrs. Bradford retired from Valley Federal in 1992 after twenty-seven years of service. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had served as a Sunday School Teacher of the Toddler Class for twenty years.
Mrs. Bradford leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of fifty-three years, Richard Lee Bradford; a daughter, Melanie Jill Culbreth and husband, Brian of Campobello, SC; two grandsons, Luke Garrison Culbreth and Jacob Wade Culbreth, both of Campobello, SC; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 1:00 P. M. until the hour of service at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend David Crutchfield will officiate at the 3:00 P. M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Gary Amos, Jonathan and Daniel Crutchfield and Inez Chandler, pianist. The Regular Fellows Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers. Committal service will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions in memory of Judith to the Christian Life Center Building Fund of Calvary Baptist Church, 540 Adams Street, Erwin, TN 37650.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Bradford family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Bradford family. (423) 743-1380.