Jason Alexander Bradford

February 5, 1987 - January 19, 2016
Jason Alexander Bradford

Jason Alexander Bradford, age 28, of Center Point, IA. passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a lifelong battle with Muscular Dystrophy.

Jason was born in San Diego, California on February 5, 1987, the son of James G. Bradford and Shirley M. Niedermann.

Jason is survived by his aunt Marilyn Carstensen, aunt Eunice and uncle Tom Jacobsen, aunt Sandy and uncle Jerry Schweer, uncle Eldon Niedermann; cousins John Carstensen, Pam and Gene Eilander, Kristy and Kris Schweer, Kari and Chad Kreel, Sherry and Todd Greer, Steven Jacobsen, and Michael DeWiese and fiancee Stacey Guthridge and six second cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandparents Gilbert and Bernadine Niedermann and his uncle Floyd Carstensen.

Jason was an accomplished poet, a writer, and a teacher at UNCW where he was pursuing a second Master’s degree; MFA degree in Creative Writing.

A service to celebrate Jason’s life will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

A Memorial site to assist the family at this difficult time has been set up at www.TMCFunding.com.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • January 22, 2016
    Chelsea Bailie lit a candle:
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  • February 02, 2016
    Sheila Monson says:
    I had Jason as a middle school music student. He was very talented and resourceful, always helping me to modify activities so he could be fully involved in the classroom. He was an absolute joy to work with. I feel blessed to have known him and will never forget him. I am so proud of his tremendous accomplishments.

  • January 26, 2016
    Christina Trout says:
    I was a pleasure knowing Jason for these many years. He was always just as everyone has described him - kind, thoughtful, funny, intelligent, soft spoken and talented. We will miss him. Shirley - you have been an amazing mother. I read Jason's poem to you, and I can imagine the two of you together. You anticipated his needs and helped him to reach for his dreams. I hope you will keep in touch once you are back in Iowa.

  • January 26, 2016
    Gloria says:
    Shirley my condolences to you, I have incredible memories of Jason, he was a wonderful young men. I start working with him in 2nd. grade till he went to High School. My Sympathy's, Sincerely Gloria Zieser

  • January 23, 2016
    Bill and Gail Jones says:
    Our prayers go out to you. I was always so thankful that Jason had the window open and heard Bill yelling when he fell in the garage and shattered his knee cap. Jason was such an accomplished writer. Again, you have our deepest sympathy.