|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1923|
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 2009|
Funeral services for Ms. Jessie Lee Bradford, 86 of Burton, will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at the New Life Church of God on 1990 FM 389 in Brenham. Rev. Albert Wright will be Pastor/Officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Hill Cemetery in Burton. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 16 from 4-8 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home. Ms. Bradford passed away on Oct. 7, 2009 at the Trinity Medical Center.
Jessie was the daughter of Bill Bradford and Minnie Sweede. She was born in Flat Prairie (Burton), Texas on Aug. 17, 1923. Jessie was baptized at an early age and confessed a hope in Christ. She grew up at the Flat Prairie Church of God and was tutored in the faith by the late Elder Nelson Laplin. At home, Jessie was known as "Jessie Lee" by her late grandma Emma Williams and her Uncle Mr. Eugene Williams. She attended and completed Flat Prairie grade school and Flat Prairie High School.
Her mother Minnie taught her cooking skills at home, and she and her mother later moved to Houston and worked as professional cooks in the Houston, Galveston and Bay City areas. A good number of those who were much younger referred to Jessie as "Aunt Jessie" and she had to her heart a number of god-children. In 1953 she moved to Oroville, Calif. where she worked as a Certified Nurses Aid. She returned to Texas in 1973.
She preceded in death by her mother and father, Bill Bradford and Minnie Sweede.
She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends that loved her dearly.
Arrangements entrusted to Lewis Funeral Home, (979) 251-8724.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Flat Prairie Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 15, 2009
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