Mary Carolyn Bradford, born on May 2, 1943, in Wilmington, North Carolina, peacefully passed away on December 29, 2023, also in Wilmington. She was surrounded by her loving family, who will forever cherish the memories they shared together.
Mary’s life was an inspiration to all who knew her. Throughout her years, she found immense joy in spending time with her family and spoiling her beloved pets, Snowflake and Pinkie. Her unwavering love for them brought a lightness to her heart that radiated into every corner of her life.
Preceding Mary in death were her parents, Oscar Edward Register and Lila Mae Turner Register, as well as her adoring husband of 60 years, Daniel Granger Bradford, and her brother, Joseph Register. Their legacy lives on through the countless lives they touched.
Left to cherish Mary’s memory are her son, Daniel Granger Bradford, Jr., and his wife, Tammie Jo, of Blacksburg, SC; her daughter, Kimberly Bradford Anderson and Jim of Wilmington; her sister, Doris Garrett, and fiancé, Robert, of Castle Hayne, NC; brother-in-law Bob Bradford of Durham, NC and Jere Bradford of Wilmington, NC; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her nieces, nephews, and a host of friends also hold dear the impact she had on their lives.
A celebration of life honoring the beautiful life of Mary will be held at a later date, where loved ones will gather to celebrate her remarkable journey.
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Mary was simply amazing and will forever be remembered for her love, kindness, and the inspiration she brought to all who knew her. Her presence will be deeply missed, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of those who loved her dearly.
The caring team at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation is available at 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403, or can be reached at 910-791-9099.