Doris Bush Smith (Bradley)

Born: Fri., Nov. 8, 1940
Died: Sat., Sep. 5, 2015


1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 11, 2015
Location: Dyches Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:30 PM Sat., Sep. 12, 2015
Location: Second Baptist Baptist Church

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Mrs. Doris B. Smith Bradley, aka “Sister” age 74, of Barnwell, SC, was born on November 08, 1940 in Dunbarton, South Carolina to the late William Bush and the late Viola Bates Bush.  Our Heavenly Father called her home on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, GA.

At an early age, she sought God’s direction and guidance, and joined the Runs Baptist Church in Beech Island, SC.  She later moved her membership to the Mt Anna Baptist Church in Aiken, SC. Under the direction of our Heavenly Father, she recently joined the Second Baptist Church in Barnwell, SC where she remained a member until the Lord called her home.

She attended the Butler High School in Barnwell, South Carolina, and worked at ET Barwick Mills in Barnwell, South Carolina, until it closed.  She later sought employment at Hardees in Barnwell, South Carolina, and worked there for over fourteen years before retiring.  

“Sister”, as she was affectionately called by those who knew her, will best be remembered for the love she had for her family and friends.

She was married to Lester Smith of Hartford, Connecticut for many years, and later married John H. Bradley of Barnwell, SC.

Five brothers, Joseph Bush, James Bush, Lawson Bush, Franklin Bush, and William Ashley, one sister, Madell B. Johnson, and one grandchild, Breanna S. Buckmon preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Shirley B. (James) McGraw, Deloris B. (Curtis) Charlton, and Tina Smith all of Barnwell, SC; four sisters, Neomia B. Wright of Augusta, GA, Dorothy B. Ridley, and Evelyn B. Williamson of Barnwell, SC, and Lucille B. Miller of Aiken, SC; three brothers, Norris Bush, and Rev. Freddie L. (Mary) Bush of Barnwell, SC, and Donald (Mae) Bush of Bronx, NY; four grandchildren, Lawson Roberts, Curtis Charlton, Bradford Charlton, and Jasmine McGraw; one great grandchild, Landen Charlton; very special niece, Patricia Williamson of Barnwell, SC; one aunt, Edna Bush of Augusta, GA; one sister in law, Alberta Bush of Bronx, NY; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and sympathizing friends.

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Lillian Bush Dixon and Family
   Posted Mon September 07, 2015
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family, I am holding you all up in prayer.
May you rest in peace Aunt Doris

Love always
Lillian Bush Dixon

Major Stephen P. Anderson
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Administrator Charlton, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories be great, and your hearts be comforted by the Holy Spirit.

Roberta Bush
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences, she will not be forgotten. I love you Aunt Sister.

May our lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.

Love Roberta Bush

R. Sweatman
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
My condolences in the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of bereavement. Scriptures such as Psalm 34:18 and Isaiah 25:8 provides encouragement and comfort.

Lt. Pamela T. Johnson
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Deloris, I was saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. Love you!

Captain Samantha Gooding-Newton
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
My prayers and thoughts are with you (Deloris) and your family. May warm memories of of that Special Lady soothe you in difficult times and help you be at peace. My prayers are with you.

Carmela Simmons and Family
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family. Praying your strength in the Lord.

J. C.
   Posted Fri September 11, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

Vanessa Smallwood
   Posted Fri September 11, 2015
with deepest sympathy, you and your family will always be in our prayers and in our hearts.

Love Vanessa & Kenny Smallwood

You will never be forgotten.

Brenda Dukes
   Posted Fri September 11, 2015
You have my deepest SYMPATHY, May God Bless You At This Difficult Time

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