NOVEMBER 29, 1960 - MAY 19, 2020 MS. ALETA M. BRADFORD, THE DAUGHTER OF DR. ADNEE M. BRADFORD, THE LATE DR. ERNEST M. BRADFORD, AND THE TWIN SISTER OF DR. ALTHEA B. BRADFORD, AND THE SOUL-MATE OF DUNCAN RAVENELLE, DIED TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020 AT MOSES CONE HOSPITAL OF CARIDAC ARREST COMPLICATED BY STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER. ALETA, A CERTIFIED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER AND A GIFTED INTERIOR DECORATOR, LOVED PEOPLE AS MUCH AS SHE TREASURED LIFE. EVEN IN THE FACE OF DEATH, SHE CONTINUED TO SERVE OTHERS UNCEASINGLY THROUGH A CARD MINISTRY SHE PASSIONATELY CHERISHED. A LIFE-LONG LEARNER, ALETA BRADFORD ATTENDED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SELMA, ALABAMA AND LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. SHE GRADUATED FROM DUDLEY HIGH SCHOOL IN GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, RECEIVED HER UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE FROM SPELMAN COLLEGE IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, AND A TEACHING CERTIFICATE FROM WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY IN WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA. ALETA'S PROFESSIONAL CAREER INCLULDED AN INSTRUCTOR IN THE LEXINGTON CITY SCHOOLS IN LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA AND THE CLAYTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN RIVERDALE, GEORGIA. THIS VIBRANT SOUL'S APPRECIATION FOR BEAUTY WAS REFLECTED THROUGH HER WORK AS AN INTERIOR DECORATOR. COLORS WERE HER TRADEMARK. ALETA REMAINED AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF ST. JAMES PRESBYTERAIN CHURCH U.S.A. FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS. SHE PARTICIPATED IN YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY, SERVING GOD AS AN ORDAINED DEACON AND ELDER, AND AS A MEMBER OF THE SARA BARBER CIRCLE. ALETA CARRIED IN HER HEART A DEEP LOVE FOR HER FAMILY- DUNCAN RAVENELL, HER SOUL-MATE, HER MOTHER WHOM SHE CALLED "MOM BRADFORD," HER TWIN SISTER WHOM SHE CALLED "THEA," HER AUNT AND UNCLE, BETTY AND JOHN SANFORD AND A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. Perry J. Brown Funeral Home 909 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

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