Helen Reed Bradley, 81, of Millry, Alabama, passed away on August 9, 2022, at her home. Born on October 31, 1940, to John and Gertrude Waite Reed. Helen worked at the shirt factory in Millry for many years after graduating from Millry High School. Later she found her true calling and that was caring for others. She often said the best time of her life was the years she cared for her mother-in-law, Ruth Bradley. Later she shared her home and love with her brother Joe. When her beloved Bud was ill, Helen was with him, giving care and love. And finally, she was able to care for her sister Lou. Helen was a faithful member of Millry Baptist Church.
Helen also loved her dogs, often referring to them as her children, and they gave her so much love and company especially the later years. It was during this time that Helen enjoyed reading her Bible, talking on the phone to shut-in friends, and working word puzzles.
She is survived by her loving and devoted nephew George Vincent Morris, niece Julie (Larry) Singley, sister Milinda (Jesse) Griffith, sister-in-law Flo (Robin) Sanderson, many other nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ed 'Bud" Hearn Bradley, brothers William Reed, Freeman Reed, Earnest Reed, and Joe Reed, sisters June Tew and Lou Williams.
The family would like to thank Mrs. Mary Sumlin, care manager, Mrs. Nell Freeman and Mrs. Mary Goldman, care givers, and Kare-In-Home Hospice. Our special appreciation is expressed to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Taylor, our neighbors who supported us through this difficult journey. Special thanks to Helen's life time friend Boots Misrok for caring for Peaches, her cherished puppy. God put in place so many who loved Helen and were a part of this time of her life. We thank Him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pilots for Christ P.O. Box 707 Monroeville, AL 36461 or Millry Baptist Church Building Fund 70 5th Ave. Millry, AL 36558.
A private memorial service will be at Lathan Funeral Home in Chatom with Bro. Billy Kindrick and Bro. Randy Billingsley officiating.