OBITUARY

Janna Neal Bradley

August 1, 1955March 15, 2020

Janna Neal Bradley, fondly called JJ, entered into eternal rest on March 15, 2020 after almost a 6 year battle with cancer. She was born on August 1, 1955 to Farmer Jim Neal and Anna Rose Neal. Janna was a retired State of MS employee with the Department of Finance and Administration. For over 15 years she has helped with the Farmer Jim Neal Golf Classic that raises funds for the Friends of MS State Hospital in her father’s name.

At her death Janna was married to Thomas H. Bradley and they enjoyed almost 15 years of togetherness, devoted to each other. Their song is “At Last” by Etta James because it defines the love that they share.

She is survived by her mother, Anna Neal, and brother and sister in law, Jimmy and Norma Neal; as well as her children, Austin Peeples and Anna Laura Hatchett; along with her grandchildren Savanna and Ava Walden that she loved as though they where hers. She was also granted the most special bonus children, Lance Bradley and Madeline Trosclair, as well as granddaughter Robbie Trosclair; and she loved and mothered them as her own.

Those that welcomed her into heaven include her father, Farmer Jim Neal, and brother, Pat Neal. While we mourn her absence with us, Janna is a force of nature and didn’t need to be in pain a moment longer.

Memorials may be made in Janna’s name to the Friends of MSH, PO Box 75 Whitfield, MS 39193. The funds raised will be announced at the golf tournament on April 17, 2020.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 19, 2020

Memories

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Renee Lovelace

March 24, 2020

I’m so sad to see of sweet Janna’s passing. She always wore such a beautiful smile and that’s how we met. I met Janna years ago while working for Dr. Paula Stewart Strange. She was always radiant and loved life. I know how much she loved you, Ms. Anna. Praying for everyone that loves her. She is one that will be missed. Until we meet again, sweet friend.

Sonie Stevens

March 19, 2020

Our lives entertwined when we were babies,our mom's became besties therefore Janna became mine. I can't began to name all the memories we shared...memories I'll cherish forever...there was a beaten path from my house to hers,across the Hutchinson's & Reed's front yard !
Until,at about 18,our lives lead us on different paths...still on birthdays we contacted each other cause mine beingJuly31st & hers Aug.1st.
Janna was such a delight,always a smile with a one of a kind laugh that made you laugh as well ! Janna,I love you & I pray for Ms.Ann & family. Everytime we talked she talked about her husband,the love of her life,her kids,grandkids...
whom she cherished & her mom. She will forever be in my heart.

Mickey Jenkins

March 19, 2020

I worked for DFA Office of Purchasing and Travel. Janna was part of our big worker family. She spent many lunch hours with us and she was such a joy to be around. I can say we all loved her in so many ways. GOD REST HER SOUL.

Jay & Shere Campagna

March 18, 2020

Tommy & family, Yall have been & will remain in our hearts & prayers during this time of great loss. I only got to meet Janna a few times but loved her heart & vivacious personality. I can still hear her southern accent & contagious laugh. My life is richer just from the few times I met her. There are no words that any human can say to make the pain any less or easier. Only the Holy Spirit can comfort. We will keep you in our hearts & prayers in the coming days.

Our deepest condolences,
Jay & Shere Campagna

Bebe Thompson

March 17, 2020

Janna, how you will be missed 💔 so many funny memories of carpooling in 7th grade and so much more from the Garden Park days.. Rest In Peace my sweet friend until I see you again 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Deryll Stegall

March 17, 2020

It’s amazing that many of us have good thoughts of Janna that are based in large part on vivid memories from 45+/- yrs ago, in school days. What a testament to her personality, that she left such a lasting impact on so many lives. We’d all do well to try to emulate that. People comment on what Janna did to a room when she came in. Maybe we should rethink what our demeanor does to a room when we come in. Janna obviously had it down pat. Heaven’s gain, our loss.
Prayers continue, but now for Janna’s family.

Bob Huston

March 17, 2020

One of my all-time favorites! We shared the same birthday and have talked to each other on "our day" every year that I can remember. She was always the "light" in the room that attracted everyone. Always made you feel good just to be around her. She will be missed by many.

Pam Thames Hinton

March 17, 2020

Oh My, where do I begin?? First of all I met Janna in Kindergarten at Altawoods Presbyterian Church. We enjoyed Sunday school and Church together too when we were not having to be poked on the shoulder by one of our Mom’s.
We gave our Teachers a interesting treat! We were just two fun loving little girls that loved to laugh and loved to be together. I have some of the cutest pics of us riding on the train and at the Fire Station. I wouldn’t take anything for them and all the memories.
We picked right back up when we met again at McCluer Academy.
Janna was the kind of girl that was so beautiful but she didn’t know it. That beauty was inside and out. She was a friend to everyone and not a pretentious bone in her body! I am so proud that she called me friend.
We saw each other again a few years ago and picked right up. It was the best visit and I’m so proud of that memory for sure.
I will miss our talks and our craziness but I know she is complete , whole and lighting up Heaven and back with two Men that adored her.
I love you Janna and it was a privilege to be your friend. We will have another visit one day!

Leslie Noble Lindsay

March 16, 2020

Growing up in Garden Park in South Jackson was one of life’s most awesome experiences and put Janna Neal in the mix and my goodness what a recipe for a fun filled time. Janna was so comical and would put a BIG smile on your face or get a BIG laugh out of you every time. I have many many fond memories of Janna and spending a lot of time at the Neal’s home growing up. Janna I know will truly be missed by her family and friends. Prayers and comfort for Ms Neal and all of Janna’s family during this difficult time. My sincere condolences.
Leslie Noble Lindsay

Judy French

March 16, 2020

I remember Janna-Neal when we were younger and she had the longest beautiful brown hair.
I would visit her when she lived in Garden Park.

FROM THE FAMILY