OBITUARY

Norman H. Bradley, Sr.

April 1, 1944February 18, 2021
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Norman H. Bradley Sr., age 76 years old of Lee's Summit, Missouri, passed away February 18, 2021 at Redwood of Independence.

Funeral/Memorial/Graveside services will be, Faith Mission Church, 901 Brush Creek Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64110 on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Wake 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Memorial Service 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Final resting place Mount Moriah Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home & Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Carolyn Bradley @$Cyhaydean. Arrangements: Mount Moriah Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home & Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131; 816-942-2004.

Mr. Norman H. Bradley Sr. was born on April 1, 1944 in Jonestown, Mississippi he passed away on February 18, 2021 at Redwood of Independence. He had a peaceful transition. Norman was the seventh child of Alex and Emmaline Bradley in Jonestown, Mississippi. His family moved to East Saint Louis, Illinois when he was a young child. When he graduated from high school he worked various jobs. Norman was a Disc Jockey in St. Louis, MO and the Illinois surrounding area for many years. Then he attended Broadcasting School in St. Louis MO and became a DJ known as “Natural Baby” in St. Louis at WESL 1490 Radio AM.

Norman met the love of life of his life, Carol in 1969 and they were married June 5, 1970. They enjoyed 50 years of marriage. Norman and Carol resided in East St. Louis, Illinois for the early years of their marriage where they owned and operated C&B record shop and the C&B fish market and Variety food and candy shop. In 1979 the couple moved with three small children to Kansas City, MO. In 1980 he became a school bus driver for, Laidlaw Bus Company. He was a very dedicated reliable, hard worker. He never missed a day and never called in sick. Norman became a Drivers Trainer and Road Supervisor. As the company moved through different owners, Norman was able to stay on with the same company, which started out as The Mayflower then Laidlaw then transferred to Johnson County Kansas the JO and now is First Transit Bus Company until his passing.

Norman was also a DJ for various dance halls and private parties and club organizations like the Pioneers Club for many years. Norman loved to travel with his wife and children. Norman and his wife Carol went on many cruises together, the Royal Caribbean was his favorite cruise ship. He looked forward to traveling with his family to all the different cities and states each year for the family reunion and he and his wife Carol would always take a 2nd vacation somewhere else like New York City, New Jersey and Washington DC.

Norman will be truly missed, he was the Patriarch for our family, and where ever Norman went he never met anyone who did not enjoy meeting him. Norman was truly a people person.

Norman is survived by his beautiful wife Carolyn Bradley and was preceded in death by his father, Alex Bradley and mother Emmaline Bradley and son Alec Bradley. Siblings, four sisters Virginia Swift, Katherine Towns, Mary Bradley, Laura Bradley, and two brothers Joe Bradley and Jerome Bradley. Survivors, two sisters Betty Christmas and Brenda Bradley, five children Norman H. Bradley Jr. (Janis), Vickie Bradley, Sherllisa Bradley, Darniece Bradley, Darryl Bradley and special son-in-law Aaron along with 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, God-daughter Luedna Bell and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Alex Bradley, Father (deceased)
  • Emmaline (Gates) Bradley, Mother (deceased)
  • Alec Bradley, Son (deceased)
  • Virginia Swift, Sister (deceased)
  • Katherine Towns, Sister (deceased)
  • Mary Bradley, Sister (deceased)
  • Laura Bradley, Sister (deceased)
  • Joe Bradley, Brother (deceased)
  • Jerome Bradley, Brother (deceased)
  • Betty Chritmas, Sister
  • Brenda Bradley, Sister
  • Norman H. Bradley, Jr. (Janis), Son
  • Vickie Bradley, Daughter
  • Sherllisa Bradley, Daughter
  • Darniece Bradley, Daughter
  • Darryl Bradley, Son
  • Aaron, Son-in-law
  • Fifteen (15), Grandchildren
  • Twenty-one (21), Great-grandchildren
  • Luedna Bell, God-daughter
  • He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kenneth Reed, Jr., Pallbearer
  • Ron Bradley, Pallbearer
  • Ronald Towns, Pallbearer
  • William Washington, Jr., Pallbearer
  • Aaron Robins, Pallbearer
  • Cedric Williams, Pallbearer
  • Jeffrey Figures, Pallbearer
  • Devonte Robins, Pallbearer
  • Antonnine Bradley, Pallbearer
  • Arrione Bradley, Pallbearer
  • Ulysses Crenshaw Williams, Jr., Pallbearer
  • Manuel Wallace, Pallbearer
  • Norman Bradley, Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Darryl Bradley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lee Bradley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Earl Bradley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Anthony Bradley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Roosevelt Towns, Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Willie Lanfair, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bruce Towns, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Curtis Bradley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Norman Bradley, III, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Funeral Services

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

Memories

Norman H. Bradley, Sr.

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Ronda Bolden

February 27, 2021

I was so sad to hear that my long time co- worker Mr. Norman Bradley had passed. Norman and I worked together for over 25 years...my sweet friend was always such a gentleman, always had a smile and was someone who gave awesome customer service, someone I could trust and someone that will be missed by many many people.. so much fun to watch him dance in the breakroom.. always impeccably dressed.. a true gentleman. May you Rest In Peace my sweet thoughtful friend.

Larry Sanchez

February 27, 2021

My Condolences And Sending Prayers And Much Love To The Families:My Name For Norman Was”STORMIN NORMAN”He Was A Nice Guy.

Cindy Lewis

February 27, 2021

Norman, you are going to be truly missed at work. You were such a staple to that place. You had such pride in your job and in your appearance (the only guy at work who wore a tie and dress shoes)...you are such a classy guy..one of the good guys. We're going to miss you, your smile, and most of all your positive attitude.
Cindy

Ashley Reed

February 27, 2021

My lovely grandfather , all the special long rode trips, with you playing all your old music, making everyone in the car try to guest who it is, will always be with me forever ❤️

LEONA BURBANKS

February 26, 2021

I worked with Norman for 20 years. He always had a smile and words of encouragement. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Dwana Fantroy

February 23, 2021

Mr Norman,

I really don't have much to say because it has totally messed me up that you are no longer sitting in the break room sleeping with shoes off , your feet propped up on another chair or table. I have truly missed your singing and sharing of old songs that were around before my time and most of all I have to sing Happy Birthday to myself when April 1 comes around.

My greatest memory of you was when I was nervous as hell to drive bus 011 on the 403 route. You stood next to me and said the cutest little rhyme which I have taught my daughter when driving around in the car.

Turn the wheel to the left.
Turn the wheel to the right.
Look at you girlie driving the bus like dynamite.

Rest In Heaven Mr. Norman.

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