OBITUARY

Velma Cecile Miller Bradshaw

January 17, 1921March 9, 2018

Velma Cecile Miller Bradshaw, age 97, dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother (Grammie) went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2018—just one day after what would have been her 75th wedding anniversary. Her late husband, Alfred C. Bradshaw, preceded her in death as did her mother and father Ella Sturdivant Miller and William Fred Miller, her sister Willie Louise Miller Ayer, and a niece Peggy Ayer Clark. Cherishing her memory are two daughters, Dr. Gloria Bradshaw (Dr. Larry Bradshaw) of Abilene, TX and Joy Dillman (Ken Dillman) of Hutto, TX. In addition her memory will be forever dear to six grandchildren: Dr. Alan (Leah) Bradshaw of Nashville; Laurie Randel of Cedar Park, Texas; Amber Leach of Round Rock, Texas; Becky Elam of Hutto, Texas; Mary Dillman of Austin, Texas; and David Dillman of Austin, Texas; seven great-grandchildren: Zachary Bradshaw of Memphis, Katherine (P.J.) Hollenbeck of Virginia Beach, VA, Lindsay Bradshaw of Nashville, Morgan and Marlee Randell, and Sara and Jackson Elam all of Texas; two nieces: Portia Baker and Connie Long. Velma was a member of the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ. She taught children’s Bible classes in Nashville and Tulsa, OK at various Churches of Christ. She retired after 26 years of service as a Federal government employee, first in the Internal Revenue Service in Nashville and then as a personnel management specialist for Southwestern Power Administration in Tulsa, OK. She received the Woman of the Year Award in 1982 from the SPA. She enjoyed traveling with her husband to almost every state in the U.S. and several other countries. Visitation will be held from six o’ clock in the evening until eight on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Woodlawn. Service will be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning on Friday, March 16, 2018 in Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall with Visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Zachary Bradshaw, P.J. and Katherine Hollenbeck, Lindsay Bradshaw, Morgan and Marlee Randel, David Dillman, and Sara and Jackson Elam. Honorary pallbearers will be members of her Brentwood Hills Bible Class and the Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Bible Class. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FaithWorks of Abilene (www.faithworksofabilene.org) or Church of Christ Disaster Relief (www.disasterreliefeffort.org).

  • FAMILY

  • William Fred Miller and Ella Sturdivant Miller, Parents
  • Willie Louise Miller Ayer, Sister
  • Alfred C. Bradshaw, Husband
  • Peggy Ayer Clark, Niece
  • Dr. Gloria Bradshaw (Dr. Larry Bradshaw) of Abilene, TX, Daughter
  • Joy Dillman ( Ken Dillman) of Hutto, TX, Daughter
  • In addition her memory will be forever dear to six grandchildren: Dr. Alan (Leah) Bradshaw of Nashville; Laurie Randel of Cedar Park, Texas; Amber Leach of Round Rock, Texas; Becky Elam of Hutto, Texas; Mary Dillman of Austin, Texas; and David Dillman of Austin, Texas; seven great-grandchildren: Zachary Bradshaw of Memphis, Katherine (P.J.) Hollenbeck of Virginia Beach, VA, Lindsay Bradshaw of Nashville, Morgan and Marlee Randell, and Sara and Jackson Elam all of Texas; two nieces: Portia Baker and Connie Long.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Zachary Bradshaw, Active Pallbearer
  • P.J. and Katherine Hollenbeck, Active Pallbearer
  • Lindsay Bradshaw, Active Pallbearer
  • Morgan and Marlee Randel, Active Pallbearer
  • David Dillman, Active Pallbearer
  • Sara and Jackson Elam, Active Pallbearer
  • Members of Brentwood Hills Bible Class and the Tuesday Morning Ladies' Bible Class, Honorary Pallbearers
  • DONATIONS

  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FaithWorks of Abilene (www.faithworksofabilene.org) or Church of Christ Disaster Relief (www.disasterreliefeffort.org.)

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Velma Cecile Miller Bradshaw

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Kenneth Bradshaw

March 15, 2018

Velma was my Sister-in-law, my brother Al’s wife. They are two of the best people I have ever known. If ever there was a perfect human being, Velma would be at the top of the list.
Kenneth Bradshaw

FROM THE FAMILY