Patricia Byrd Bradshaw

September 29, 1939 - September 5, 2015
Patricia Byrd Bradshaw


Patricia Byrd Bradshaw, born on September 29, 1939 in Sampson County, NC passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Pat is survived by her husband of 58 years, Rev. Elbert N. Bradshaw, and three children; daughter, Jan Prevatte and husband Terry of Wendell, NC; son, Michael Bradshaw and wife Amy of Wilmington; daughter, Karen Greenwood and husband Barry of Avon, NC. Pat had six beautiful grand children, Beth Dowless, Michael Dowless, Jr., Morgan Greenwood, Lane Greenwood, Madelyn Bradshaw, and Alex Bradshaw.

Pat moved to Wilmington as a new bride in 1957 where she was co-owner along with her husband of a few businesses; Bradshaw Auto Sales and Frontier Food-to-Go. Pat was a full time homemaker, as well as putting in many hours at the family restaurant.

Pat loved music and played the piano for several churches throughout her and Elbert’s ministry, currently serving at Bear Branch Baptist Church. She loved southern gospel music and cherished the six years she spent as pianist for the King’s Men Quartet. She will be remembered as a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother, and good friend.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Wednesday, September 9, 20154 at Long Leaf Baptist Church, 317 Shipyard Blvd., officiated by Rev. Rick Armstrong and Rev. Vic Potter. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jerry Sellers, Mark Sutton, Jimmie O’Daniell, Jerry Todd, Sr., Jerry Todd, Jr., and Chuck Wilson.

In lieu of flowers consider a memorial donation to Bear Branch Baptist Church, PO Box 235, Currie, NC 28435.

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


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  • September 07, 2015
    simon suggs says:
    Pat was a special lady and surely will be missed. My prayers and sympathy to the family.

  • September 07, 2015
    Frankie and Louis Saunders says:
    Sister Pat was a beautiful sweet lady in her heart, mind, spiritualty and the outside whole package whom we loved and will miss greatly. Brother Elbert our love and prayers go out to you and the whole family.

  • September 07, 2015
    Larena says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Death was not something that God wanted mankind to experience, but because we do die God has made provisions for us to live again. He said at 1Corinthians 15:26 that death will be brought to nothing and Acts 24:15 that there is going to be a resurrection of many who have fallen asleep in death. This is a promise that almighty God has made to mankind for many centuries and he will make sure it will happen Joshua 23:14. May the God of comfort, help you and comfort you in this most difficult time

  • September 07, 2015
    Edna & Everett Earl says:
    another Angel in heaven . we love her & we going to miss her. She did good work until the end..

  • September 07, 2015
    Barry & Joyce Miller & Khloe says:
    Pat was such a sweet special lady. We will miss her pleasant personality that always kept us laughing! We thank God for blessing us with Pat. We loved her like a sister! Heaven has certainly gained another "Angel!"