Mother Mardell Davison


Ms. Mardell Bradley Davison,aka “Sweet Baby”, a beloved member of her community, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Cleveland Clinic, going Home to be with the Lord. She was born on September 8, 1952, in Evergreen, Alabama, to Jack Green Bradley and Mary Lee Bradley.

Mardell graduated from Mansfield Senior High School as a proud member of the class of 1970. She dedicated 40 years of her life to Century Link, where she served as a Technical Analyst until her retirement. Mardell was known for her exceptional work ethic and commitment to her profession.

Faith played a significant role in Mardell’s life, and she was a devoted member of New Community Temple COGIC. She served on The Mothers Board, demonstrating her deep love for God and her community.

In her leisure time, Mardell cherished family gatherings and created lasting memories with her loved ones. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and showing her culinary skills in the kitchen. These activities brought her great joy and allowed her to connect with those closest to her heart.

Mardell was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Green Bradley and Mary Lee Bradley, as well as her siblings: Elisha Bradley, Mannie Bradley, Barbara Nell Franklin, Geneva McCorvey and Nellie Verrett. Their memories will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved them.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Pastor Roderick L. (Angela) Davison, and daughter, Rache’ M. Davison. Additionally, Mardell leaves behind seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren who will forever hold her dear in their hearts. She is also survived by her siblings: Wilbert Bradley Sr., Artemus Bradley, Robert (Dorothy) Bradley, and Herman Bradley. Mardell’s godson, Cecil Bradley Jr., held a special place in her heart. She also had a close bond with her special niece, Mary Reese, and her nephew Charles “Butch” Bradley. Mardell will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who were fortunate to have known her.

The visitation for Ms. Mardell Bradley Davison will take place on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 10:00 AM, followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Both services will be held at Community Temple COGIC, located at 338 Harker St. Interment will take place at Mansfield Cemetery Association.

The Ministry of Comfort has been entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, MANSFIELD CHAPEL, located at 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view a video tribute, and offer condolences to the Davison Family, please visit

During this time of sorrow, let us remember and celebrate the remarkable life of Ms. Mardell Bradley Davison. Her love, dedication, and warm presence will forever remain in the hearts of those whose lives she touched. May she rest in eternal peace.

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  1. To the family of Mother Mardell Davison ,we the Grier family send our deepest condolences and we’re praying for strength and comfort. Ms. Davison will truly be missed.

  2. Queen Brooks Gardner

    So sorry for your loss she and I go way back we will be praying for the family we love you all

  3. Charles and Patti (Cash) Ray

    Praying for the Family.

  4. Minister Behavior Bryant & Family

    To the entire Bradley and Davison family, our sincere condolences to you all, we pray that God continues to give you strength, and comfort you during this very sorrowful and painful time.

  5. My thoughts and prayers goes out to Roderrick and Rache’. Your mom was a good friend and she will never be forgotten. I will always cherish our friendship, and the good times together, fish fry, etc. she will be missed by me and others that knew her as well as I did from the NORTH side is where I met her decades ago
    RIP my friend, Shelia

  6. Praying comfort for the Davidson and Bradley families. May you be comforted by God’s loving arms during this difficult time ❤️

  7. Elzonia C. McCowan

    My family and I offer condolences to your mother Mardell and family
    Mother Mardell was a beautiful person inside and out, now she is resting in Gods hand, no more pain no more suffering.
    Rest in Peace mother Maudell
    Elzonia Crittenden McCowan & family

  8. My condolences to the family

  9. Kimberly J Mitchell

    So sorry for your loss praying for the family

  10. Prunastean Milner

    To my family, my sincere sympathy and condolences all of you. Mardell will be deeply missed. Love you all

  11. Gracie Newman

    My heart aches for you and the family. Know that heaven has gain another great angel. Who will be greatly missed. I say a prayer for you and the family asking God to give you the strength and the peace that you need. Remember she is not far away just in another room where now she watched over you and the family. Gone but never forgotten. Love you and the family , From the Newman Family

  12. Dorothy Beard-Greene

    My deepest condolences. It is my prayer that God will comfort you and your whole family during this sad time. May he bless you as you mourn, and may the light of his presence be a continual source of consolation.

  13. To Mardell’s family,

    I had the privilege to work with Mardell at CenturyLink and found her to be one of the most devout, patient and graceful people I have ever known. Her love of her God, her family and her work family provided a role model for the team and it is a blessing to me that I knew her. My condolences to the family. Mardell is truly a wonderful soul and will be missed by many.

  14. Lynnette Gibson

    Mardell was one of my best friends and will be greatly missed. She was a great woman with a kind soul. We spent countless hours laughing and enjoying life.

  15. Janice Allen…Bradley

    To my family: and in honor of my dear Aunt Mardell. We send our love and prayers. We pray the peace of God over your lives. We pray joy in the midst of sorrow. May God turn your mourning into dancing as you experience the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. We are so happy that our Aunt left us her recipe for her sweet corn casserole. Oh how good it tasted, like a party in our mouths. Thank you Father for our Aunt Mardell and for how she touched us. For these blessings we are truly grateful. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  16. Bobbie Richburg

    My deepest condolences to the Bradley, Davison and extended families of Sis Mardell Bradley-Davison.
    May the Presence of the God of all comfort surround and envelope you all in this difficult season of loss. Remembering you all in ♥️♥️♥️ and .

  17. Delta Arnita Wheeler (Bradley)

    Praying for the family. Aunt Mardell will be miss. Love and miss you all, Arnita and the Wheeler family
    God is the strength of your life

  18. Mardell was a very sweet person I don’t think she ever meet a stranger. She was so kind and loving. You will be truly missed. Until we meet again. My Deepest Condolences to her Children and grandchildren. My God give you comfort. Love you all

  19. Brenda Feagin

    Words cannot express our deepest condolence to the Bradley family. I ve know Mardell for about as long as when she came to Mansfield.
    I also worked at the Telephone Co. For years with her in different departments.
    She was a very nice person .
    She will definitely missed.

    Brenda Feagin and family.

  20. Melvina kyles

    To the entire Bradley and Davison family, our sincere condolences to you all, we pray that God continues to give you strength, and comfort you during this very sorrowful and painful time.

  21. Malinda Black

    I am so sad and sorry to hear of Mardell’s passing. God’s promise to end death forever and eliminate pain and suffering is a promise that will come true. I offer my heartfelt love and condolences to the family and pray for comfort at this difficult time.

  22. So nice knowing you Mardell although I haven’t seen you in years. RIP. Prayers are sent to your family.

  23. You have won the race relax an enjoy what you have strived for

  24. I will always remember our time together my friend, how you never let me give up on faith and prayer. You truly helped me through some difficult times. RIH my friend we will see each other again.

  25. Aunt Yvonne Davison, Mallard

    To the family of my late niece, Modell Bradley/Davison. I cherished every moment of times that I spent with your you and late ‘late” husband, Alton, Davison, Jr. I shall forever “hold on” to the memories of your earthly family, “Toot” and “nu, nu”.
    Modell and Alton, Jr. “Gone but not forgotten.

  26. Eugenia Owens

    My condolences to the family praying for you all..from Jeani Owens and the Owens family

  27. Rosalanda Crittenden

    RIH Beautiful Ms. Mardell. My sincere sympathy and condolences to the family! ❤️

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