Mrs. Barbara Gibbs Laughridge Bradley, age 87, of Nebo, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 18, 2019 following a brief illness. Barbara was born in Marion on August 18, 1931 to the late George E. Gibbs and Lola Thomas Gibbs. She was employed by First Union Bank as a teller for many years. Barbara had many interests including making quilts, sewing, and tending her vegetable garden. She was a prolific canner and was also an excellent cook. She had a deep love for her family and all who knew and loved her will miss her very much. Her first husband, John Mack Laughridge, and her second husband, Bill Brooks Bradley, both preceded her in death. She also lost a son, John Mack Laughridge, Jr.in 2017.
Surviving are her daughter, Nancy Connelly and husband John of Nebo; two grandsons, John Morris Connelly and wife Jessica of Lafayette, TN and John Mack Laughridge III and Alicia of Glenwood; two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Levi Laughridge; several nieces and nephews; and step-children, Craig Bradley and wife Sabra and Nedra Rose and husband Bubba and all their children and grandchildren.
The family will gather to receive friends on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care at 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690. Special thanks are extended to the caregivers of Burke Hospice for the loving and tender care extended to Barbara during her illness.
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