April 14, 1948 ~ February 23, 2022

Born in: Lebanon, TN
Resided in: Candler, NC

Barbara Gail Bradley, of Candler, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Mission Hospital.

Gail was born in Lebanon, TN and moved to Asheville with her husband Jerry after they married.

Gail enjoyed working with children in Pre-K, worked as a 2nd grade teacher assistant, and a school bus driver for the Enka District. Throughout her life, Gail enjoyed being involved in her children’s sports and band activities, and was always their cheerleader throughout their careers.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Jerry Bradley; sons, Maj. Rusty Bradley, Ret. US Army (Carolyn) and Kevin Bradley (Tina); daughter, Jennifer Bradley (Cheyenne); three grandchildren, Tommy, Katie and Morgan; and her sister, Georgia Horn (James).

Gail was so loved, and will be so missed.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, February 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. G. Scott Lynch officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.


Visitation: February 27, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: February 28, 2022 11:00 am

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. Jerry and Family: We have been neighbors for several years and you and Gail were the best anyone could ask for. I am praying for all of you during this most difficult time in your lives that God will fill your hearts with His Grace, Mercy, Peace, Comfort, and Love.
    2 Timothy 4:6 reads:”…and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day…” Yes, Gail put up a good fight for a long time, and now has received her crown of righteousness she so well deserved.
    John 14:1-4 reads: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place I am going.”
    And also, Psalm 23: “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want….”

    May the love of God surround you,
    May His peace be all around you.

    Love to all
    Your Neighbor 🙂

  2. Jennifer my heart goes out to you please know you and your family are in my prayers. I pray you and your family find comfort and strength in each other in the days to come.

  3. Jerry
    We are so sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. We loved her so much and enjoyed working with her. She always had a smile on her face and made us laugh constantly. She will truly be missed. Love and prayers to you and your family.

    • Thank you David. Your words anr kind.
      Gail and I moved away for awhile and it wasn’t until we came back we learned of Carol and Mark’s passing and we were saddened. Did not know how to reach you but had our thoughts and prayers. Jerry

  4. Jerry, Jennifer and Family,
    We are so saddened to hear of Gail’s passing. She was a such a super funny character. We will never forgot all the great laughs and meals we all had together on your back porch, as friends and neighbors. You all are in our thoughts and prayers! Much love to all of you!!

  5. Jerry. I am so sorry to here about your loss. May God bless you and your family and rest knowing how much she loved you and your family.

  6. Jerry and Family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Respectfully, Larry and Terri DiTizio

  7. I was surprised to see you at the hospital the other day and shocked at the turn of events. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you. Love to you all.

  8. I was saddened to hear of Gail’s passing she was a true friend and will be greatly missed by many. praying for God to comfort the family during this difficult time. Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of one of his saints .looking forward to see her again. remember your in my prayers.

  9. So very sorry to hear of your loss….She was definetly a ray of sunshine…sending all our love and prayers

    With Love,
    Jerry, Margie, Jessica & Jenna

  10. Dear Bradley Family, I am so sorry for Gail’s passing. My mother passed on a February 23rd as well, which makes this very poignant. Gail had such a kind smile and a light to her eyes.


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