Ms. Bernice Cecilia Bradley, known professionally and by family and friends as Cecilia, age 63, passed away at her residence in Tallahassee, Florida. She was born in Dothan, Alabama on June 15, 1957 to the late Dr. Cecil E. Bradley and Bernice Olive Bradley. Her father was a Methodist minister serving the Alabama- West Florida Conference, so her early years were spent in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Andalusia, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida, Demopolis, Alabama, and Marianna, Florida. She received a bachelor’s degree from Huntington University and a master’s degree in Law from Florida State University. Cecilia loved her work as an attorney in the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Florida. She spent a year in Washington, D.C. training to try cases before the Supreme Court.
Upon her retirement, Cecilia became involved with yoga and animal rescue. She was a member of the Woodville United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Cecil E. Bradley Jr. (Ed).
She is survived by one nephew, Chris Bradley and wife Shannon of Brooklyn, New York; one sister -in-law, Elaine H. Bradley of Green Cove Springs, Florida and several cousins.
Burial will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee, Florida. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. EST on Friday, June 4, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tallahassee Animal Shelter (1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311), in memory of Cecilia Bradley.
McAlpin Funeral Home of Sneads, Florida is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences can be submitted at mcalpinfuneralhome.com.