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Helen Marcelle Stephens Bradley

February 7, 1941 — May 3, 2023

Mrs. Helen Marcelle Stephens Bradley, 82, of Bradley Road, Adairsville, Georgia went to be with her Lord & Savior on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 following an extended battle with dementia.

Marcelle was born in Calhoun, Georgia on February 7, 1941, the daughter of the late Levi Hardiman Stephens and Nellie Kate Bell Stephens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ray Hardiman Bradley, and two brothers, G.L. Stephens, and Randall Stephens.

She attended Echota School and Calhoun High School and during her working years she kept children in her home, worked at Belwood School in the cafeteria, O’Jay Mills (Sharon Rug Div.), Shaw Industries and Mannington Mills. She was a longtime member of College Street Church of God and was currently a member of Erwin Hill Church of God. She loved her family and especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her loving husband, Zeb Bradley to whom she was married for 62 years; children, Helen Lumpkin and her husband, Randall; Ken Bradley and his wife, Sheri; Tim Bradley and his wife Tina; seven grandchildren, Crissy Davis, Brandon Johnson, Eric Bradley, April Bradley, Jacob Bradley, Houston Nance, and Brandy West; 12 great grandchildren; several other relatives survive.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Her body will lie in state on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at Erwin Hill Church of God.

The funeral will be conducted on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 12:00 noon from Erwin Hill Church of God with, Rev. Sean Belcher and Dr. James Shope officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Johnny Parker conducting graveside rites. Pallbearers are, Brandon Johnson, Jason Davis, Houston Nance, Eric Bradley, Jacob Bradley, and Josiah Vincent.

The family will be accepting flowers or suggest that donations be made to The Fountains in memory of her.

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Friday, May 5, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home

711 College Street, Calhoun, GA 30701

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

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