Jimmy (Norman James) Bradley

Published 7:00 am Thursday, January 16, 2020

Jimmy (Norman James) Bradley gained his heavenly wings on January 14, 2020, joining his parents the late Eva and Ernest Bradley.  Also there to welcome him into God’s Kingdom are his children Andrew (Red) Bradley and Elizabeth (Betty) Bradley.  He leaves behind his heartbroken family, wife, Kathleen Meyer Bradley of Picayune, MS; his family in Belize City, Belize; brother, Josslyn (Patricia) Bradley; sisters, Ernestine (Michael) Usher and Carmela Smith, sister Jennifer (Charles) Escobar of Ontario, Canada; his children, Maureen (Roy) Brown of Los Angeles, CA, James Michael “Mike” (Gwen) Bradley, and Diane Ledet of Metarie, LA; and stepchildren, Jennifer (Joel) Stevenson and George (Michelle) Smith of Picayune, MS.

Jimmy loved his native country of Belize so much. He was so proud to tell everyone where he was born and grew up. He always told stories of his youth. It was always said if he was the first born child, he would have been the only child. In Belize he leaves so many relatives whom will miss him and his stories.

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Jimmy was an excellent carpenter. He loved building or fixing things. He loved putting his carpentry skills to use and was so proud doing the inlay on the yachts on one of his jobs.

His favorite passions were playing the guitar with his grandchildren that lived nearby, Brooke Stevenson, Caroline and Ethan (E-man) Smith as his little Pee-Paw called him. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also loved teaching his beloved dog, Bud Light bad tricks.

Cancer is a horrible disease. As Jimmy’s favorite song goes, nothing lasts forever except old fords and natural stone.

The Bradley family would like to thank his doctors Leslie Meng, Dennis Dale and Amy Hammons for their wonderful care, and the staff of Ochsner Hospital, Slidell Cancer Center and Encompass Home Health and Hospice. They treated him with compassion and dignity. We would also like to thank all of our family, friends, coworkers at OCHR-Stennis Operation Center, and so many others that prayed for us and assisted us. God heard those prayers lifted up on Jimmy’s behalf and answered them so many times.

God gave us an extra 3.5 years. Jimmy was a fighter and strong.  During those times, we enhanced our love, appreciation and dedication for each other.

A Celebration of Life will be Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:00 am at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel, Picayune Ms, 401 West Canal Street, Picayune, MS 39466. (601-798-1212)

Visitation will be Monday, January 20, 2020 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at McDonald Funeral Home with a repast after the memorial at our home. All are invited to come to share stories and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.  At a later time, Jimmy will have a memorial at Holy Redeemer Church in Belize City, Belize. His ashes will be spread in the sea by Caye Caulker where he loved to relax and fish.

My life will not be the same without the love of my life. May Jimmy now rest peacefully and comfortably in Heaven.  Your loving wife, Kathleen.

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