In memory of
Lillian Lorraine Cordes Bradford
Lillian Lorraine Cordes Bradford passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Carl Leo Bradford, Jr.; her parents, Joseph and Theresa Cordes; and her siblings: Paul Cordes, Gordon Cordes, Theodore Cordes, Johnny Cordes, and Margaret Kraemer. Lillian is survived by her beloved children: Carl "Brad" Bradford and Linda Bradford Berggren; her loving grandchildren: Christopher Hitzman, Dana Hitzman, Stacey Soltis (Michael), Michelle Brand (Aubrey), Theil Bradford, and Albert Berggren (Angie); 8 great-grandchildren: Jonathan Soltis, Kyle Soltis, Antonio Castro, Meghan Soltis, Madalyn Brand, Alexa Berggren, Albert Berggren Jr., and Cole Hutchinson; 4 great-great-grandchildren: Annbellah, Kate, Breelan, and Beckham Soltis; as well as two sisters, Mary Goyette and Veronica Garrett. Lillian was a native of New Orleans and longtime resident of Metairie, LA. She enjoyed bowling in leagues at Paradise Lanes, sewing, and going to casinos. Her favorite pastime was gardening and working in her yard. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001 on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am with a service starting at 11:00 am followed by burial. Due to state mandates, masks are required and the funeral home is limited to 50 people. A livestream of the service and online condolences are available at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions in Lillian's name to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
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