GUYS MILLS — Mary Frances Patterson Bradley, 68, of 14433 Castile Road, Guys Mills, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Meadville Medical Center. She was very faith-driven and went to be with her creator at 11:55 p.m., surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Laurinburg, N.C., Aug. 20, 1941, she was a daughter of John David and Lizzie Reynolds Patterson.
She received her PENNCREST high school diploma in 1990 at age 50. She retired from Quality Living Center in 2008.
She enjoyed playing cards with friends, bingo, the casino, her boxer dogs, flea markets, yard sales and cookouts with family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her sons and grandchildren. She made the best potato salad in the world.
She was affiliated with First Assembly of God.
Survivors include five sons, Ivan Wayne Bradley and his companion, Theresa Dennis, of Troy Center, Timothy L. Bradley of Guys Mills, Steven Bradley and daughter-in-law, Lori Murphy, of Titusville, Darin Bradley and his wife, Tonimarie, of Guys Mills, and Cedric L. Bradley and his wife, Jennifer, of Troy Center; five grandchildren, Skyler, Shantelle, Shaelee, Samantha and Chase Bradley; six stepgrandchildren, Matthew McIntyre, Cheyenne, Cody and Lacy Kinney, Pfc. Andrew Wall and Julia Adams; many nieces and nephews; and a brother, J.D. (John Dawson) Patterson of Laurinburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Hattie Pearl Patterson Smith, Ruth Elen Patterson and Doris Ann Patterson Wilcox, and three brothers, David, Franklin (Turk) Patterson, Edward Paul Patterson and George Winston Patterson, all of whom were of Laurinburg; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
The family requests memorials be made to the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 1001 State St., Erie, Pa. 16501.
Arrangements are under the direction of Roofner-Collins Funeral Home Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.
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