Helen Jean Bradshaw

April 10, 1948 - February 21, 2023
Helen Jean Bradshaw

Helen “Jean” Bradshaw of Wilmington NC was born on April 10, 1948 to the late Richard and Pauline Ward in Columbus County, NC and passed away on February 21, 2023 surrounded by family.

Jean made her house a home for her husband and children and worked at Harris Teeter for many years until she retired. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. If Heaven has a Bingo game, she is surely playing it! She had a fond love for Elvis and her many cats over the years, but most of all, she loved the Lord. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories two daughters; Helen Haggins and Catherine Bradshaw of Wilmington NC, two brothers; Ricky Ward and wife Brenda of Wilmington NC, Buddy Ward and wife Renee of Murrells Inlet SC, two grandchildren; Nikolai Dixon and Miranda Dixon, one niece Paula Lagrange as well as a host of friends and relatives.

Along with her parents, Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard J Bradshaw, Sr and step-son, Leonard J Bradshaw, Jr.

A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 1:30PM at Greenlawn Memorial Park with Pastor Kenny Chinn officiating.

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  • February 24, 2023
    Ricky Meeks says:
    Jean and my late Mama (Lucille) went to school together in their young ages they loved each other seeing each In later years riding local city buses. I know the feeling losing a wonderful mother mine been gone thirty years past December. Jean was a wonderful person she’s love playing BINGO. My thoughts with Helen , Cathy and each family members also her grandchildren. Jean, Thanks for crossing paths over the years that incredible smile!!! In Loving Remembrance 🌹

  • February 24, 2023
    Sherry Stevens says:
    Cathy & Helen- I will keep you lifted up in my prayers. Ms. Jean was always such a sweet and kind lady and I know you will truly miss her. And yes- if there is Bingo and Kittens in heaven. She will ready to play Bingo and care for the Kittens😇❤️ May the Lord bless you and keep you, during this difficult time in your lives. Hugs and kisses to Nick and Miranda😘😘😘 This time may seem unbearable- but we know with God - all journeys we must take are bearable with him. Lots of Love, Sherry Bean Stevens

  • February 24, 2023
    JUDY HAGGINS says:
    a very sweet and nice lady my love and prayers go out to her family and friends

  • February 23, 2023
    Gina Perdue Parker says:
    I remember playing at your house when we were kids! She was so sweet to me! It’s the first time I put potato chips on a bologna sandwich!

  • February 23, 2023
    Barbara says:
    My Sincere Condolences to my Daughter-in-law Helen and her family.. So sorry for your loss. Your Mother-law, Barbara Dominy