Effie Mae Bradford

Effie Mae Breithaupt Bradford, 86, of Montgomery, Texas, formerly of Jonesville, left this world peacefully, with family by her side, on Friday, July 26, 2019, after suffering a major stroke. She is now with our Lord and Savior and whole again in both body and mind.

Born October 16, 1932, in Walters, she is predeceased by her parents, Ethel Cooper Breithaupt and Robert Fulton Breithaupt; her husband, John Alvin Bradford; her brothers, Robert Breithaupt, Otis “Leon” Breithaupt and Walter Breithaupt; and her sister, Colleen Breithaupt.

Effie graduated from Block High School in 1951 and obtained a 2-year degree from the Louisiana Business School in Pineville in 1953. She worked as a bookkeeper for Brown Brothers Feed Store in Jonesville, for over 40 years, and in her later years, for CARC Work Activity Center in Jonesville. She was a strong Christian woman who raised her children with a deep-seated belief in God.

She loved all children and literally “lighted up” when they were around. While she was mostly known for her sweet nature, she did have a mischievous side. She touched the lives of anyone with whom she came in contact. In 2010, after being diagnosed with vascular dementia, she moved to Montgomery, Texas, to live with her oldest daughter and lived the last 4½ years of her life at Conroe Health Care Center in Conroe, Texas, where the staff lovingly cared for her until her death.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 3, at Pritchard Baptist Church. A graveside service will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

Effie is survived by her three children - daughter, Sharon Kay Davis West and husband Richard, of Montgomery, TX; daughter, Kathy Anne Davis Cloessner and husband Paul, of Aiken, SC; and son, Bobby Warren Davis, and wife Willie Mae, of Thibodaux; five grandchildren, Andy Davis (wife Kristen), Loren Davis Vines (husband James), Emily Cloessner, Everett Cloessner (wife Brittany) and Samantha Cloessner; five great-grandchildren, Jacob Davis, Lily Davis, Molly Vines, Brody Vines and Grayson Cloessner; and her older sister, Lou Breithaupt Robertson, of Jena.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, P. O. Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211, or Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation, P. O. Box 30783, Tucson, AZ 85751-0783.

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