Sandra Sue ‘Sandy’ Bradford

Published 10:04 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Sue Bradford, 78, of Mocksville, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her home.

She was born in Wilsonburg, W.Va. and earned her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University. After graduation she accepted a position as a research home economist in a food preparation laboratory at United Fuel Gas Company in Charleston, W.Va. It was there that she met and married her future partner for life, Bert Bradford III. Several years and three daughters later, they moved to Bermuda Run and then to nearby Mocksville to renovate an antebellum home that became their shared labor of love. She was active in the First United Methodist Church. She was known for her love of family, creativity, independent spirit and dedication to what she believed.  She was one of a kind.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Wayne and Virginia Swiger; and her in-laws, Dr. Bert Bradford and Harriet Bradford.

Survivors: her sister, Linda (Roy) Palmer; brothers-in-law, John (Kathy) Bradford and Dick (Sue) Bradford; daughters, Debbie Bradford (Stephen Schultheis), Cathy (Rich) Hasel and Ginny (Chris) VanZile; granddaughters, Christin Stewart and Bella Cole; nephews, Kirk (Julie) LaLance and Rick (Lee Ann) LaLance; and cousins from childhood, Jeff (Brenda) Moss, Patti Beatty and Greg (Leslie) Moss.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at First United Methodist Church with the Dr. Glenn L. Myers Jr. officiating.

Memorials: Prayers and Squares, c/o First United Methodist Church 310 N. Main St., Mocksville.