Wanda Lee (Joe Lou) Smith Bradley – obituary

by Feb 5, 2018OBITUARIES0 comments


Wanda Lee (Joe Lou) Smith Bradley, 82, of the Wolftown Community, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

She was the daughter of the late Charles and Elma (Arch) Smith.  Wanda was a member of the Yellowhill Baptist Church and NAIWA Group.  In her youthful years, Wanda worked as a teacher at the 1st Start nursery, a tribal housekeeper, and Cherokee Elementary Janitor.  She enjoyed doing beadwork, working on table puzzles and word puzzles, loved the game called BINGO, made many friends at Skyland Nursing Home, and enjoyed all of her grandchildren.  She also loved to go sing with the church choir.

Along with her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by her loving husband, Nick “Shorty” Bradley Jr.; sisters, Ossie Smith and Snookie Elders; one brother, Delbert Smith; a daughter, Janet Lee Beck; and a grandson, Chester Ray Sequoyah.

Wanda is survived by her children, Frankie Bradley, Dean Bradley and wife Terri, Pebbles Blankenship and husband Jerry, Bobby Bradley, Victoria Bradley, and Brian Waldroup; sisters, Nancy Smith and husband Kenneth, Connie Cabe, Joan Henry and husband Ralph, Linda Raby, Rebecca Bridges and husband Taylor.  Wanda also leaves behind five grandchildren, all of Cherokee; three great grandchildren, one great great grandson; many nieces and nephews; and many friends at Skyland Nursing Home.

The family will receive friends from 6pm – 12midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Yellowhill Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Yellowhill Baptist Church at 1pm.  Pastor Foreman Bradley will officiate with burial to follow at the John Bradley Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Tony Cabe, James Raby, Terrence Cabe, Lehman Bradley, Tommy Cabe, and RD Allison.

Long House Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.