David Bradshaw

David Aaron Bradshaw was born August 17, 1956 to the union of George Embry Bradshaw and Roberta Haygood Bradshaw in Lexington, Kentucky.

David accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by his pastor, Rev. Mack Robert Jackson. He was a member of Bethel A.M.E Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky where he was active in the youth choir and Sunday school.

At the age of 14, he moved with family to Columbus, Ohio where he became a member of Mt. Vernon Avenue A.M.E Church. He completed his education in the Columbus Public Schools and graduated from Marion Franklin High School. He later graduated from Kent State University.

David was a retiree from AT&T after 30 plus years of service. He had many, many friends that he spoke to on a regular basis with from the Columbus, Ohio and Kansas City, Missouri offices.

Although David had many friends, he held dear his friends, Carla Robinson, Robert Thomas, Tony Haslet, Tony Howard, Shareen and Ron West.

David loved fashion and was a gifted tailor. In addition to that, he loved to cook and create various dishes for friends and family. He was well known for his bourbon balls that he made every holiday and took pride that so many requested them. For those closest to David, everyone knew his outspokenness and candor. He had a love for his younger cousins; Leah Jennings, Dwayne Bradshaw Jr., Kyrah Gayle, and twins Maya and Jordan Chenault, all of whom adored him.

He was known affectionately as uncle David to his God children Nae-nae and Michael Smithers, Ryan Hairston Sr., Ryan Hairston Jr., Antonah Lejoy and Kellie Marie Smithers. Cousins and God children all called him “Uncle David.”

For those who knew David, he was an avid Aretha Franklin fan. He called her the queen and considered her the undisputed benchmark of music. He constantly played her music and felt like no one compared or even measured up to her level.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Pastor Michelle Bradshaw of Akron, Ohio, uncle John (Tracy) Jennings of Columbus, Ohio, James (Arnah) Jennings of Lexington, KY, aunts Jo Mae Bradshaw of Nicholasville, KY, Georgia M. Bradshaw of Nicholasville, KY., special cousin Melissa (Phillip) Burch-Chenault also a host of cousins from Akron, Detroit, Alabama, New York, Kentucky, and other parts of the country.

Visitation 11am and Funeral 12noon on Monday January 22, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. jo mae bradshaw :

    RIP!♡

  2. Thoughts and prayers to David’s family. Gloria Urban

  3. Barbara Zervis :

    I am so very sorry for your loss. David was a great guy.

  4. Rest in peace David. Rest in peace with God!

  5. Sharon Alfred :

    Pastor Michelle Bradshaw, may God continue to comfort you with his peace and love.

  6. Pam Cox Whitaker :

    Love and prayers for this family. May you rest in peace my friend. Give your Mom a big hug for me.

  7. Ms.Jenifer Johnson :

    Michelle, Please accept my deepest condolences and may the Lord comfort you and your family!
    Your Cleveland Sister in Christ!

  8. On behalf of myself and my mother, Charlsie Clark, I send thoughts of love and prayer. David was a nice, kind man and he will be missed. God Bless his family and friends.

  9. Debbie Chapman :

    So very sorry to hear of Davids passing. We were friends in school here in nicholasville. We reconnected on facebook a couple of years ago. He truly was a great person. Again i am so sorry..RIP David!

  10. To the family and friends of David, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Losing someone you love so much in death, is one of the most difficult situations families must face. The pain may be great that the family circle has been broken but be assured that it is only temporary. By means of God’s Kingdom, He promises at Revelation 21:4, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. May you find comfort in God’s promises at this difficult time.

  11. You have my deepest sympathies Pastor Alonzo and Dorothy James

  12. Foster Dorrough :

    My prayers and condolences to you and your family Michelle.

  13. Shereen M West :

    Our prayers are with you and the family. David was a “True” friend and adopted brother. I will never forget the many conversations we shared.

    David is in a better place now. No more pain, dialysis. Rest on David! Shereen and Ron

  14. Yvonne Hairston :

    I’m sending my condolences to David’s family. We were schoolmates and throughout the years, we kept in touch via Facebook. We share a kindred bond as one of his God children, Nae Nae is my niece. I’m praying for the family and I believe that God will keep you during this difficult time. Yours in Christ, Yvonne Hairston

  15. Now and in the days ahead as you gather to remember and celebrate David’s life legacy, may Jesus our God of comfort hold you all in the palm of His hand. He will not be forgotten in the hearts of all who knew him. Through the different seasons of life genesis5020ministry.org has been an inspiration and we thoughtfully share. ‘Precious Lord, take my hand…lead me home’.

  16. bye bye david

  17. He want my good friend. He was my support because I was away from my family. He kinda adopted me. I will surly miss him, his smile and sense of humor. He was a very good person. He gave of himself to so many. Rest In Peace. David, you are with your mother. You will always be a part of my life and thoughts. Peace be with you and your family.

  18. The Bradshaw family will be in my prayers. David was an exceptional friend & coworker. I was fortunate enough to have met him in Kansas City when he transferred here. I know you all will miss him, but what a wonderful lifetime of memories he had left behind him.

  19. Sheri Loomis (Aldridge) :

    Sending prayers and condolences.

  20. Gerry L. Washington :

    My condolences to Michelle and family. David was a dear friend back to High School. He and my cousin James Medley were friends but me and David became good friends throughout the years. He was a family friend to me, my Aunt Joanna Johnson, and family. He will be truly missed!

    RIP my friend, no more dialysis, hospitals or sickness!

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