Penny Smith Bradshaw

October 4, 1974 - December 7, 2020
Penny Smith Bradshaw

Penny Smith Bradshaw, age 46, of Surf City, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Clinton, NC on October 4, 1974, the daughter of Charles Richard Smith and Betty Bass Smith.

Penny graduated from Hobbton High School and continued her studies at Sampson Community College.

Together with her parents Penny is survived by her husband Matt Bradshaw; children Charlie and Dylan Bradshaw, father in law and mother in law Jesse and Anna Bradshaw, brother Al Smith and his wife Leigh Ann Smith, brother in law John Bradshaw and his wife Tabitha Bradshaw and grandmother Rosa Bass. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Alton McGee, grandmother Teresa McGee, grandmother Mary Lou McGee and grandfather Carl Bass.

Penny worked for many years as a Beauty Consultant in the Cosmetic Industry. She also gave of her time volunteering at the Sea Turtle Rescue of Surf City, NC and Topsail Island Longboard Association. Penny was a member of The Gathering at Surf City. Penny was small in stature but her spirit and personality was larger than life. She loved her family and friends with all her heart. She positively impacted everyone she knew and never met a stranger. Her beautiful smile will forever be in all of our hearts.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at The Gathering in Surf City, NC at a later date.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make donations in the name of Penny Bradshaw to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue at 302 Tortuga Ln, Surf City, NC 28445 or their website

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  • December 15, 2020
    Mark Rogers says:
    So sorry to hear about your loss, I just wanted to let you know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • December 12, 2020
    Velva Capps says:
    I did not know Penny but I did know her parents. I am sure she was a wonderful woman. Prayers for all the family!

  • December 12, 2020
    Vicki Viall says:
    Met Penny through Christian Surfers, but I spent more time via Penny's FB posts being entertained than face to face. But will make up for that when it's my time to go Home. Thank you for three trillion laughs, Penny. See you soon!

  • December 12, 2020
    Jim and Gail Mullins says:
    Matt and Dylan. There are no words that will comfort you now but you have our deepest sympathy. We are happy Penny loved Kevin as her “other” son. We are glad we got to know the beautiful, bubbly Penny. May god wrap his arms around you all. Jim and Gail Mullins❤️

  • December 13, 2020
    Harold Frederick Family says:
    Charles & Betty - We were shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Penny. Please know we are thinking and praying for you and Penny's family now and in the days ahead. We are praying for peace and comfort and God's healing as only he can provide. Sending you love and hugs. Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences. Harold, Peggy, & Sandy Frederick