Marie Bailey Bradley, 102

(ROANOKE) The funeral for Marie Bailey Bradley, 102, of Roanoke will be Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday before services begin.

Mrs. Bradley passed away Monday, April 5, in Thomasville, Ga.

A Roanoke native, Mrs. Bradley was born Feb. 25, 1919, the daughter of Henry Grady Bailey Sr., and Ethel Meacham Bailey. There is no denying Marie had a heart of gold. She loved her family with all her heart and cared for them throughout her life. Marie's dedication to family and friends, and her concern, kindness, self-sacrifice, compassion and unconditional love for others offer only a glimpse of an exceptional lady who was loved and admired and will be missed by all.

Survivors include her daughter, Gayle Mato (Thomas); two grandchildren, Stephen and Emma Mato; 13 nephews and eight nieces; and several loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bradley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ovid "Preach" Bradley; three nephews; one niece; several in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was the oldest of 11 children and the last surviving family member of four brothers, Braxton "Bud" Bailey, Quinton Bailey, H.G. "Junior" Bailey Jr. and Douglas Bailey; and five sister, Ruth Mickle, Margie Reaves, Barnelle Nix, Jeanette Wellborn and Patricia Willoughby; and baby brother Bailey.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to one's local hospice organization. Online condolences may be expressed at

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.