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Sharon Bradford

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Sharon Bradford

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March 10, 1951
to
March 31, 2018

Sharon Lee Owens Bradford, was born March 10, 1951, in Mexico, Missouri. Her parents Reverend James L. Owens, Sr. and Helen Virginia Vance-Owens. Brothers Dr. James Owens, Jr(EDU), Reverend Virgil S. Owens, Sr. and sister Sylvia Owens-Duschen preceded her in death.

Sharon attended Garrison Elementary and Yeager Elementary Schools, East High School and later attended Penn Valley Community College,where she completed the LPN degree. She was employed for over thirty-seven years at the Kansas City Area Transit Authority in several administrative positions, including serving as a steward for the Amalgamated Transit Union.
Sharon worked diligently to represent and protect the rights of her fellow union members, participating in labor contract negotiations and employee grievance action.

She gave her life to Christ at an early age and was very dedicated to her church family at Ward Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She served in various capacities in her church to include the being a Past President of the Lay Organization, Hospitality Committee, Living Well Ministry Coordinator, Choir Member, Secretary for the Choir, Woman’s Missionary Society, Church Finance Committee, Steward Board, User Board, Kitchen Committee Staff Member and Sunday School Teacher. Her kindness, consideration and cheerful spirit will be missed by all.

Sharon leaves to cherish with loving memories her son Darrell L. Bradford; grandson Dertez R. Bradford; two sisters Deborah J. Owens and Linda C. Owens; neices Rosalind Owens and Emily Duschen; nephews James R. Owens, Virgil S. Owens, Jr. and Michael Duschen; brother In Law Scott Duschen; great nephew Alexander Duschen. She leaves a host of cousins, many relatives, friends and of course her Ward Chapel Familyand the entire Bradford Family.
Sharon, truly lived by Jesus’ admonition to “Let Your Light Shine before men, so that they may see your good works and glorify our Father, which is in heaven.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Location:

Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church

2126 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127

Service Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at
10:00 AM

Location:

Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church

2126 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Forest Hills Cemtery

Kansas City, MO

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500