Lena Rose Bradley

Lena Rose Bradley
November 28, 1939 – June 25, 2019

Lena Bradley, beloved wife, mother, and Nanny, 79, of Bryan, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in her home, surrounded by family. A Rosary will be recited at 6pm, followed by visitation on Friday, June 28, 2019 and her Funeral Service will be at 9am, Saturday, June 29, 2019, all at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station. Interment will follow in Norwood Cemetery in Hearne, Texas. Rev. Msgr. John Malinowski will officiate services. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Lena Cash Bradley was born on November 28, 1939 in Bryan, Texas to Ross and RosaLee Ferrara Cash. Lena graduated from Hearne High School, Class of 1957. Lena’s father and family were cotton farmers and ranchers in the Brazos bottom, where she was raised. She would marry the love her life Gary Bradley in 1966. She and Gary welcomed into their home three children Sherri, Michael, and Milissa.

Lena’s focus was always her family. She exemplified the title of Homemaker. One thing she will be remembered for is she always had supper prepared by 6pm sharp for the family to enjoy. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will remember her dedication to them by her presence at all school events, birthday parties and gatherings, as well as her love of fishing that was shared among the family. She had a great joy for the summer travels to various states and yearly family vacations in Rockport, Texas. Lena was a believer in faith, her love for Jesus and her Catholic Church. Lena wanted her children to have a relationship with God through the great outdoors and appreciate the natural gifts given from above. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hearne.

Preceding Lena in death are her parents, her brother Joseph Ross Cash and her nephew Joseph (Jo-Jo) Ross Cash, Jr.

Her beloved husband of 53 years, Gary Bradley; her children and spouses, Sherri and Vincent Ornelas, Michael and Cindy Bradley, Milissa and Rick Cantu; her grandchildren and spouses, Heather and George Taylor, Heidi and Kirk Hornsby, Brian and Brittney Bradley, Matthew and Heidi Bradley, Matthew Cantu, and Zachary Cantu; her most adored great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kenzie, Raine, Zoe, Mia, Forrest and Lilliana; her sister-in- law Cathy Luckey and her aunt that was more like a sister, Lena Louise Ferrara Meier; close friends and other relatives all survive Lena.

Her dear family members honoring her as Pallbearers are Michael Bradley, Brian Bradley, Matthew Cantu, Zachary Cantu, George Taylor, and Kirk Hornsby. Honorary Pallbearers are Matthew Bradley, Vincent Ornelas, and Rick Cantu.

Her husband and family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of both Encompass and Signature Select Services, for their most compassionate and genuine care of Lena.

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  1. I just read The Eagle and found out. I am so fortunate to have known Lena. Gary and Lena are like family to me. I was their neighbor for four years and visited them quite often. I stopped by their house last Friday, and I am so happy I got to see her.

    My prayers and thoughts go out to the family.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We were so close when we were younger, so sad we lost touch the last several years. Love you all.

    Linda Degelia Trojacek

  3. So sorry for your loss. Lena was a special person. The love she a Gary shared was an example to all. Our prayers are with you all.
    John & Beverly Nigliazzo

  4. Sincerest condolences to your family in this heartbreaking time.May the Lord watch over you and give you strength.

  5. With our sincerest condolences you are all in our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow.
    May God give you peace in your time of need.

  6. My sincere condolences to Gary and the entire Bradley family. My memories of Lena during our time in Hearne and High School are that she was always a sweet friendly person. I hope that your memories and the love in your heart for Lena will comfort you all at this time.

  7. I have such great high school memories of being at the Bradley’s house with Milissa! Her mom was always such a sweet person and I know she will be greatly missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of Ms. Bradley here on earth and celebrate her Heavenly homecoming!

  8. I remember the fond times in The Class of 1957 in Hearne, Tx. Lena Rose was always a charming student and classmate. I know Gary is at a great loss and he and the family have my sincerest condolences.

  9. My most sincere condolences to Gary and Family in the loss of Lena Rose (my second cousin). I just heard of her passing and am so sorry I was not able to attend her service. I pray that you all have peace in this time of sorrow.

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