Judy Ann Bradshaw

June 15, 1948 - January 6, 2023
Judy Ann Bradshaw


On January 6th, 2023, Judy Ann King Bradshaw passed away after a courageous 5-year battle with breast cancer at the age of 74 surrounded by her children, family, and friends. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend to everyone she met.

She was born June 15th, 1948, to Louise Yandle King and John Octavious King Sr. The third of five children in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. If you had a chance of knowing Judy, you knew how special she was and how much she loved life. She attended New Hanover High School, followed by Baulder Fashion College in Miami, Florida where she earned her Fashion and Merchandising degree.

July 9, 1974, she married Donald D Bradshaw Sr. and instantly fell in love with his two children Michelle and David. Six years later she became a mom to a daughter name Victoria Leanne.

She was raised and attended First Advent Christian Church in Wilmington.

Judy loved her family, friends, being outside, working the garden, planting, making sweet tea, having family get together, and most of all she was a woman who loved Jesus.

She is preceded in death by her father John O. King Sr. and Mother Louise Y. King. Her sister Nancy K. Logan, brother John O. King Jr., sister Lou K. Smith, daughter Michelle Ziegler, and granddaughter Olivia V. Parulski.

She leaves behind two children Victoria L. Rivera and husband Jose of Wilmington, NC. Her son David Bradshaw and wife April also of Wilmington and four grandchildren Haley Fargo, Lucas Fargo, Tyler Ziegler, and JJ Rivera.  Two sisters Charlotte Teachey and Brenda King, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

We would like to thank her Oncology and Hospice team for the compassion they continually gave our beloved mom, and the endless hours of treatment, phone calls, check in’s, home visits, cards and so much more. We are truly humbled by you all.

Lindsey Prochaska, DO

Elizabeth Weinberg, MD

Kevin Gaylord, MD

Patrick Maguire, MD

We will be having visitation on January 11th beginning at 3pm followed by the service at 4 at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation located at 1535 S. 41st Street in Wilmington, NC

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pretty in Pink Foundation.


Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
4:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

Visiting Hours

Wilmington Funeral Chapel
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • January 12, 2023
    Billy & Missy Insco says:
    Our condolences David for the loss of your mother. Praying for comfort and peace for all of your family. Cherish the pictures and memories that will be with you always. 🙏

  • January 11, 2023
    Tina Martin-Ward lit a candle:
    Lit since January 11, 2023 at 1:23:02 PM

  • January 11, 2023
    Carolyn Walling says:
    Thankful to have met Judy and her daughter. Let her memory be the light that shines within you and keeps you moving forward. With sympathy, love and hugs to all. Carolyn & Mike Walling

  • January 11, 2023
    Janice Hudson Dixon lit a candle:
    Lit since January 11, 2023 at 1:28:17 AM

  • January 10, 2023
    Brenda King says:
    Judy is like a sister to me. We enjoyed Good & sad times together. We enjoyed each other’s company. We traveled together. I would always say we would have you home just in time for work like a hour before. She will always be special in my heart. She will be happy in heaven with family & friends. She will be always loved & missed.Don’t worry about your family. We will always love & comfort each other in happy & sad times . Judy would say Life is too Short So Always Love & Cherish each other. Amen