George A. Bradley

February 27, 1945 - July 7, 2023
George A. Bradley

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of George Alexander Bradley. George was born on February 27, 1945 in Raleigh North Carolina. To his parents, Reginald Bradley and Pauline Bradley. George left this world on July 7, 2023. He was a loving son, father and husband and a Vietnam veteran.

George is survived by his sister, Deborah Bradley Brazell, son, Jeffrey, Aaron Fisher, his life partner, Loretta Robinson, and cousins George Ball, Judy Ball Starritt and Virginia Ball Williamson.

George’s son knew him to be loyal and reliable to his friends and sometimes playful. Professionally, he was an incredible salesman who earned numerous achievement awards. He was a natural musician, having played clarinet in high school, and Navy bands. A skilled fisherman and boatman he savored the coast and rivers around Wilmington, North Carolina, where he would often be found with his best friend Bill Wirt. George was the kind of father, who took his son, fishing, shell hunting and metal detecting. They were good friends, and while technically a stepfather to his son, George earned, enduring love and respect, and will always simply be dad.

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  • July 17, 2023
    Judy Ball Starritt says:
    The Navy Seaman in his Edsel coming around the corner of Aycock Street with a big smile will always remain in my mind. George was a great musician, neighbor and cousin! Having the wonderful time to visit in Myrtle Beach at my brother George Ball's house was a time of celebration, reflection and happiness. George's life should be celebrated and when listening to "beach music", think of him and dance. It would make him happy! Loretta was a good partner to George and they complimented each other perfectly. Thank you Loretta!!

  • July 17, 2023
    Virginia B. Williamson says:
    Often, on weekends during our childhood our families would gather in the country at the old Ball Homestead. The adults visited in the large parlor around a big pot belly stove. George, Jimmy Fuller(first cousin), George Ball and me (first cousins) would go exploring in the yard. Our families were neighbors on Aycock Street in Raleigh our teenager years. July, 2019 - George and his lovely life time partner, Loretta visited George Ball, Judy Ball, Starritt, me and our spouses. It was wonderful being together, reminiscing, and enjoying lots of photographs. It was so sad to learn of George’s illness and passing. I pray for God‘s peace and grace for Loretta, family and friends. Virginia Ball Williamson

  • July 17, 2023
    Deborah Brazell says:
    George was my brother. I had always prayed that he would have picked up the phone to call me. But after 38 years I'm now saying goodbye. I wish our relationship had been different.

  • July 14, 2023
    Sharon Edwards says:
    George and I were first cousins, starting our life across the street from each other. He was my first pal. We were always close, and others may have danced with him but I was the first, learning our steps together. We came from a large family of cousins and large family in Raleigh, always living close by. Time and life drifted us apart, but I do still have precious memories.

  • July 14, 2023
    George Ball says:
    George and I were cousins. We lived next door to each other in Raleigh in the early years. We were pretty close at that time but traveled in different circles due to our 3 year age difference... big deal when you're kids. As we became teenagers I was always envious of the new cars George would purchase... British racing green Mustang, red Pontiac Bonneville convertible & a 1958 Ford Edsel... and ,yes, I actually got to ride in it! George became quite the boater and fisherman years later and we enjoyed many fishing adventures off the coast of Wilmington. I think he was prouder of those boats more than any of those cars! Years passed, life happened and we lost touch for many years, but a few years back we reconnected and rekindled a relationship. Many memories there. I was fortunate enough to see George a couple of weeks before his passing. Again, many memories there. Wishing him eternal peace.