Jun 07, 2079 – Sep 03, 2008
Jeffery Edward Bradshaw, 29, has left this world of anguish to be in the Lord’s arms, his soul eternally at peace. For the Lord said, I will bring the blind by a way they did not know I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them and not forsake them.”
Jeff is loved and remembered by his mom and dad Teresa and Buddy Hanks; his wife Misty and daughters Mariah and Kaitlyn; his sisters Rachel and Kathryn Hanks; his grandparents Emma Shackleford James C. Bradshaw and Caroline and George Hanks Sr. He leaves behind many aunts uncles cousins and friends. He was greeted in heaven by his “Papa” Bob Shackleford his “Great-Mamaw” Bessie Newcomb and his little cousin Beth Bradshaw.
Jeff will be greatly missed but by continuing to share our memories of him with one another we will keep him alive in our hearts forever. For my thoughts are not your thoughts nor are your ways my ways. For as the Heavens are higher than the Earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55: 8-9
Dear Theresa and Buddy,Janice and I are so sorry for your loss. I realize a lot of things we go through do not make sense and produce such pain. I am so glad, however, to know that our Lord will not only get you through these times but will bring healing to your hearts. We`re down the road from you should you ever need anything. But I commit to you constant prayers till joy fills your hearts again. Much love,Clinton & Janice
Just wanted to say I love you all. Tell everyone hello and I miss them and tell the girls their cousint said hi.Hope to see yall soon.Love always Billy
Misty and rest of family..Words never seem enough although you have been thought of so much since the message was left on Barry`s cell phone. It was so difficult to tell Barry…he and Jeff were more like brothers…even now he still calls Jeff his partner”. Misty I`m so sorry that you and the girls are going through this time…I know that Barry wants to see you but he wants to be strong and right now he`s having a hard time..he had Jeff`s name tatooed on his arm today. Honey I am here for you if you need anything…my home is always open to you. May God give you peace and strength. Charlotte”
Teresa ,Buddy and girls, I know that no words can ease your pain but I know that you will find comfort in each others arms. I wish that I could take this pain from you but only God can ease this. Lean on Him and me and the rest of the family any time you need to talk,cry or just need a hug. Ilove you all very much and you will be in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Hold on to all of the many wonderful memories of Jeff and find some comfort there. Keep His smile in your hearts. Ilove you all. sheila
Dear Teresa and Kathryn,We are sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you guys.Moe and Sinead
To Misty and all of Jeff`s family… I am so sorry to have heard about Jeff`s passing. I know that he will be missed so deeply by so many. I will always remember the good and funny times that we all had in school! He was a funny guy! He made a lot of us laugh. Those memories I will always cherish. May the LORD be with you all at this sadden time, and everyday there after. To Jeff`s children… I don`t know you guys, but I want you to know that the Jeff that I new in high school was a great guy. I`m sure that he loved you guys truely and with all of his heart and soul! He will always be watching down on you guys. My thought`s and prayer`s are with you guys as well even though I don`t know you. You don`t have to know someone to think of them, or to pray for them. So I wanted you all to know that we are all thinking of you.
I wish to extend my sympathy and prayers to Jeff`s family and friends. I knew Jeff since elementary school, and he always knew how to make me laugh. Although I havent seen him in 10 years I remember him being full of life and energy.
Theresa,I was shocked to hear this only today…for Jeff has always been a part of my life in some way…he was very special because I could relate to some of the pain he was going through.I also could relate to yours through my sons Jay and Andy…They do not know either…Jason spends most of his time in jail and andy has had his share of grief..but, a lot of this crazinest in this world the three of them shared. I am blest that Jeff was at one point in his life able to share with me and let me be in his life. His road was rocky ,the path was crooked,but, Gods road is straight and narrow…He will guide and protect him take all the pain and hurt from him…for he is born anew…Now Theresa, you and your family will continue to lean on God through the loss of your son…I know you will miss always his smile and see that through his children..What a safe place to be …in Heaven….God will carry you through and my true pain and hurt for you in my heart will turn over to GOD for all those who really knew Jeff and loved him…he could always make me laugh….Ismile and cry as I think of him …the samuels