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Hilda Elizabeth Bradshaw

Posted By Hall-Wynne On August 6, 2012 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

DURHAM: Hilda Elizabeth Bradshaw, 81, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2012 at Saint Marks Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, surrounded by her loving family. Hilda was born October 15, 1930 in Clinton, NC to Owen and Bettie Bradshaw. She was raised in the Clinton area and attended Halls High School, graduating in 1949. She married James Andrew Bradshaw in 1953 in Durham. Together they raised one daughter, Dorothy Dottie.
Hilda worked for General Telephone GTE for over 42 years. She was an exceptional employee who was highly respected and liked by all and rose to the position of supervisor. After her professional career ended she was an enthusiastic volunteer at Duke Hospital for over 15 years and was awarded a lifetime volunteer award. Hilda was a member, deacon, and a well-liked church staff volunteer at First Presbyterian Church. She unselfishly gave of her time and talents to serve her church and fellow man.
Hilda was a very independent woman who loved visiting her daughter in Utah and enjoyed all manner of outdoor activities. She was devoted to her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Charles III. She will always be remembered for her warmth, wit, charm and her ability to make friends where ever she went.
Surviving are her sister, Betty Jackson of Fayetteville, her daughter Dorothy “Dottie” Hussey of Salt Lake City and grandson, Charles Hussey III of Salt Lake City. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings; Franklin Bradshaw Buddy, Della Travis Jackson, Elsie Thornton Pope, Janet Bradshaw Jordan, and her husband, James Andrew Bradshaw.
A service of witness to the Resurrection will be 2:00 PM Monday from First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Joseph S. Harvard, III officiating. A brief reception will follow at church prior to burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Friends may visit 4-6 PM Sunday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
Contributions in Hilda’s name may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham, 27701 or to an organization very dear to her heart, Duke Children’s Hospital. On-line memorials: hallwynne.com

Condolences for the family of “Hilda Elizabeth Bradshaw”

Condolence from Linda Gilmore Brock on August 10th, 2012 12:00 am

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I am glad I got a chance to see her several years ago. She was the same Hilda I had always known. May the Lord comfort you and your son. Hold steadfast to the memories and she will live forever in your heart. Gone in body but always in the heart. Keep the faith and you will see her again. Linda Gilmore Brock

Condolence from Nellie S. Thompson on August 11th, 2012 12:00 am

Hilda and I worked together for years at GTE. My best to you and the family Dottie.

Condolence from Shelba Perry on August 11th, 2012 12:00 am

I am so sorry to hear of Hilda’s death. Worked with her many years. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Eleanor Cox on August 11th, 2012 12:00 am

Dottie, You know I loved Hilda as did my whole family. My prayers are with you and the family. Love to all of you.

Condolence from Debbie Daniel Jones on August 12th, 2012 12:00 am

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Mother. She was always such a dear lady and I have fond memories of time spent at your house in elementary school. I am sorry I hadn’t seen her in years but I know she never changed. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am out of town and am unable to come by but know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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