Bradley Micklem Durham, 81, went to be with the Lord while at the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
He was born in Alberene (Albemarle County), Virginia on January 22, 1931, son of the late George Washington, Sr. and Estelle Lamb Durham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Ronald “Root” Durham and half-sisters Maybelle Durham Shipp and Dorothy Durham Leake.
Bradley was a long-time member of the Monticello Wesleyan Church and more recently an attendee of the Belmont Baptist Church with his wife, Jeannette. He will be remembered not only as a loving and devoted husband, companion, and brother, but as a devout Christian who always kept his faith and trust in his Jesus Christ. His witness for Christ and his love and kindness for all who came in touch with him, will always be remembered. He had a tremendous Christ like impact on many people.
His previous employment included Marks and Davidson Grocery, Monticello Dairy and later retiring from Shenandoah's Pride Dairy.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Jeannette Horton Durham; two brothers: George W. Durham, Jr. and his wife Catherine “Kitty” Morris Durham of Lake Monticello, Palmyra, Virginia and Bob Clay Durham and his wife Joan Worley Durham of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; a sister, Cleo Lee Kingrea and her husband William Percy “Billy” Kingrea of Elkton, Virginia; numerous nephews and nieces; a number of great nieces and great nephews; and one great great-nephew.
The family wishes to express their appreciation for the exceptional care given by the Martha Jefferson Hospital and staff, and by Dr. Karen Poehailos.
Family visitation will be held at Belmont Baptist Church, 830 Monticello Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday evening May 30, 2012 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Belmont Baptist Church on Thursday May 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Greg Anderson officiating and assisted by Rev. Clay Marsh of Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens, Charlottesville, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bradley Durham memorial Fund at Belmont Baptist Church.