Cherie Erwin Bradford
Funeral Date: 1/29/2016

Obituary:
Cherie Erwin Bradford, age 81 of Warren, died Monday, January 25 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Bradford is survived by her husband of nearly 62 years Bobby J. Bradford of Warren; four children: Tara Holmes of Amsterdam, Netherlands; David Bradford of Banks, Ark.; Michael Bradford and Renee Williams, both of Warren; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a brother, Lyndel Erwin and his spouse Annette Taylor Erwin and two nephews of Birmingham, Alabama and a sister-in-law Sue Bussey of Shreveport, La. and a niece and nephew. She taught English at various Arkansas schools, including Kingsland, Holly Springs and Hermitage. She was a music teacher and librarian in the Warren School System for 41 years. Mrs. Bradford was a board member of the Arkansas Education Association and active in the National Education Association, participating in educational conferences throughout the U.S. She was one of the first teachers to work with the Headstart summer educational programs for underprivileged children. She was president of the Warren Junior Auxiliary and active in numerous charity events. She was a substitute editor of The Eagle Democrat. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Warren, where she sang soprano in the choir and occasionally played the organ. She traveled extensively, going on motorcycle trips with her husband and visiting various cities and countries. Among her many interests were reading, playing the piano, working crossword and jigsaw puzzles and computer games. She was an enthusiastic football and basketball fan. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at Frazer Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Faris officiating. Janice Sullivan was pianist and soloist was Tim Erwin. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Paul Bonduc, Mark Geary, David Berry, Tim Erwin, Kevin Erwin, Joe Garrity and John David Bradfod. The family requests that any donations in her memory be made to the Arkansas Education Association or the American Lung Association.

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Name: Ronnie and Barbara Higgins
Message: This so saddens my heart. Cherie was a brilliant and caring friend who defined unconditional love. The world was a better place for having her in it. My love to the family left behind.

Name: Julia Ferrell Harris
Message: Mrs Cherie was one of the people who made our neighborhood one of the best in Warren. I remember many hours there and she was always kind. My heart is sad at the loss of such a great lady and teacher. My prayers are with each of you as you face this time of loss and grief. I love you all!

Name: Betty Bradley Russell
Message: Mickey, Amber, Cody & family, I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Patsy Smith
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. Cherie was a graceful, caring and talented lady who will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Name: James Wright
Message: Remembering your family in prayer for strength and comfort.Everyone loved Mrs. Bradford, I am so grateful that she was a part of my Eastside School years.

Name: Janice Wiggam
Message: Cherie was such a dear friend. How sad for us however we know she is now singing beautifully with our loving God. My prayers and thoughts are with all. May God surround you with his loving arms to give you peace and comfort in your loss. With much love & sympathy, Janice (Gladden) Wiggam

Name: Dale and Pauline Wolfe
Message: Our entire family was saddened to hear about the loss of Cherie. She taught all of our children and had a positive influence in their lives. Our son, Jonathan, recalled that Mrs. Cherie wrote a letter of recommendation on his behalf to help him obtain a scholarship to La. Tech. She was always gracious whenever she would host the SEARK Modelers Club in her home. Cherie will be missed.

Name: Charles Landers
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Name: Marie Taylor Robinson & Raymond Quimby
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Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Renee and Family, so sorry for your loss. Your mother was loved by all of us.

Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Jacqualin McDougald Johnson
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Name: Linda Cathey
Message: sorry for your loss. will keep you in my prayers.

Name: Randy and Debbie Sanders
Message: So sorry for your loss you are all in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Debbie Carter Hinkle
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Name: Debbie Carter Hinkle
Message: Praying for all of you. Mrs. Bradford was one of my favorites.

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley
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Name: Anna Richardson Walker
Message: She was a great music teacher! My condolences to her family.

Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
Message: Your family is in our prayers.

Name: Larry & Robbie Reaves
Message: So sorry to hear of the passing of a great lady. Our prayers are with you.

Name: Alice & Sonny Hill
Message: So sorry about Cherie. She was a special person. You are all in our prayers.

Name: Jonathan Bradford
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: WHS Class of 1972
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Darlene Savage
Message: Prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Heaven received a wonderful new Angel!

Name: Adrian Pacheco
Message: Thoughts and prayers during this time of need.

Name: Michael Outlaw
Message: Such a great teacher. She was one of the best. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

Name: Don and Glenda Schwebel
Message: Bobby she will be missed by many. You will see her again once you walk thru those golden gates. Praying for you

Name: Tanya Smith & James Gardner
Message: We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Cheri. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Name: Jo Ann Johnson
Message: Bobby & family, I am so sorry for your loss; Cherie was a dear friend--we grew up in same community. God bless you and your family. Jo Ann Johnson

Name: Jerry & Debra Donaldson
Message: So sorry for your loss.

Name: Rickey Banks
Message: My brother, Kenneth, and I integrated Eastside in 1965. Mrs. Bradford was the single-most reason my days from first to fourth grade were happy ones during those changing times. She believed in me and wholeheartedly nurtured my gift to play the piano and sing. She would often get me out of class to showcase my musical skills for her other music classes. I will forever give her credit for molding and supporting me to be the musician I have become. Thanks, Mrs. Bradford. You were the wind beneath my wings.

Name: Linda Ellington
Message: So sorry for your loss. Cherie was a very special person. Over the years we had attended many AEA meetings together. She will be missed.

Name: Sonny and Diane Sipes
Message: Sorry for your loss Cherrie will be missed

Name: Ray & Robbie (Ellis) Foster
Message: Bobby, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time. Cherie and I grew up together and will remember the good times we had and the wonderful cousin reunions we had over the years.

Name: Dan Owens
Message: Lovely lady who brought sunshine to many...sincere condolences to the Bradford family.