Bradshaw Stanley

June 25, 1936January 25, 2021
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Bradshaw Stanley, 84, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville after completing extended in-home care by his family and Hospice of Charlotte. He was born in Union County North Carolina on June 25, 1936 to the late Henry James Stanley, Sr. and Hattie White Stanley. He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings including J.D. Stanley, Marjorie Stanley Cox, Beulah Stanley Robinson, Sallie Mae Stanley Doster, Henry Stanley, Jr., Mabel Stanley Ivey, and Sylvester Stanley, Sr. Bradshaw attended Union County Public Schools. He was an excellent student of life from an early age. He was a life member of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Marshville, North Carolina. He relocated to Charlotte in 1956, and was employed at New England Textiles North Charlotte (NoDA) as a machine mechanic. He continued his occupation in the textile industry just across the street at Johnston Mills. He was later employed as a machinist at Whitin Machine Works, and a welder at Keeter Corporation. He retired from the City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services in 1998. He enjoyed driving and was excellent at navigating the streets of Charlotte. Brad enjoyed outdoor activities and was a skilled landscaper, gardener, farmer, and auto mechanic, who also loved to fish. He was a master at playing Checkers. His favorite game was Flying Kings. Bradshaw had a passion for classic soul music including, R&B, Blues and Jazz. He also had a collection of classic cars, several of which he restored, which included a 1932 B Model Ford truck, a 1963 Chevy Nova SS, and a 1957 John Deere Tractor. He and his wife also enjoyed shopping at flea markets and thrift stores. Brad loved to travel through the Blue Ridge Mountains, and he utilized his impeccable driving skills to visit family and friends from coast to coast. Bradshaw loved his family and enjoyed sharing family history and genealogy; he was the family historian and contributed volumes of information to the family archives. Brad had a good rapport with everyone he met, but he had a special relationship with children. He was especially proud of his grandson’s achievements in football, and was a regular at most of the high school sports events. He had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger anywhere he went. He insisted on sharing his wealth of knowledge with others and he could talk for hours. He was very interested in politics, social action, and civil rights. Bradshaw was well known for holding in depth conversations on a variety of subjects. He had a way with people and a way with words, and didn’t hesitate to tell you the truth, or his opinion. He leaves the legacy of his life to his wife of sixty-three years, Jackie Alexander Stanley, two daughters: Debra Stanley Barrett, husband Sammie Barrett; Dianne Stanley, husband Andre McGowan; grandchildren, Malik McGowan and Maya McGowan, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and devoted friends.


  • Levine and Dickson Hospice House
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church
  • Our Lady of Consolation
  • Piney Grove East Missionary Baptist Church


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 30, 2021


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Tennille Demery

January 30, 2021

Uncle Bradshaw was an awesome guy! Loved him as well as all the knowledge he had and our great conversations! He will truly be missed. My condolences and prayers to aunt Jackie, my cousins, my mom, aunts, uncles, and all of my dear family.


The Demery family

We look forward to the fulfillment of God's beautiful promise at Rev. 21:3,4 so we may see all our loved ones again.

Consuela Sowell

January 30, 2021

Behind every dark cloud, the Sun still shines.... And so does the Moon... 🌟🌟

Woke up Friday morning to a beautiful sunshine; laid down earlier Saturday morning to a bright full moon shining. All reflecting light for a life once lived on Earth. But is shining from above looking below with guidance they can no longer provide in the flesh.... So continue to hold your head up and smile, because he's definitely smiling with you all.

Mrs. Stanley, Debra, Sammie, Dianne, Malik and Maya, you're in my thoughts and prayers. My family and I send our love, condolences and lots of hugs to all of you. We're here for you... 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Audreena Cochran

January 30, 2021

Aunt Jackie and Family,

I'm sending my condolences for the loss of Uncle Brad and I'm praying for all of you! We love y'all so very much.

Audreena aka "Weedy", Leah, Joshua, and Jayden

Woodrow McManus

January 29, 2021

Cousin, Please accept our sincere prayers and love during this moment of grief. We know that God the creator and His Son Jesus have prepared a place that our eyes have seen nor have we heard and truly we cannot feel in our hearts. We will miss cousin Brad but we know that there will be a great family reunion, when we all get to that place where there will be no more sickness and no more good byes.
Your Cousin Rev Woodrow and 1st Ldy Cheryl Cathey McManus

Alisa Greene

January 29, 2021

Ms. Jackie,

Prayers go out to you and family. Grateful for the times allowed to stop by and say hi to you and Mr. Stanley. Will always remember his smile and the love you and he expressed by your example to all.
Love to all.❤️

Lillie Thomas

January 29, 2021

Jackie, my family’s thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss. Please know we are here for you today and in the days to come. Brad was a wonderful person and we will miss him. We will miss his smile and wonderful conversation. May God continue to bless you, Diane, Deb and the rest of your family.

Much love,
Your other sister and friend
Lillie Neal Thomas & Family

Marcia Britton

January 29, 2021

My deepest condolences and prayers are extended to all. “Uncle Brad” was an outstanding man. He made a positive impact on everyone, as well as being a role model for so many of us. Uncle Brad has influenced my life and leaves a legacy of love!
- Marcia & Joe

Tina Gale

January 28, 2021

My heart goes out to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Brad was always so wonderful to Talia and myself.
Just know that your happiest memories of Brad will always prevail. I will pray for your peace and your healing.
GOD Bless you all.

ada gaston

January 28, 2021

I am praying for your comfort during this difficult time. May the love and peace of God sustain you in the days ahead. Ada Gaston

Paul Brewer

January 28, 2021

I pray that we all live a life that is pleasing to God that will allow us all to worship Him together in Heaven.

Much love to the Stanley family from Wesley Chapel UMC, Pageland, SC