Lucille Bradshaw Chester

Published 8:13 am Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lucille Bradshaw Chester


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Lucille Bradshaw Chester, 93, died Monday, August 28, 2018. She was born in Lebanon, Ky., on December 10, 1924, to the late Odis and Nana Brady Bradshaw. Lucille retired from Palm Beach after 41 years. She was a member and a Sunday school teacher at Willow Grove Baptist Church for many years. Lucille went to church every Sunday while she could. She loved all her beginners, don’t know exactly how many, Ann, Patsy and several others graced the doors of my mother’s Sunday school classes. Lucille met her husband, John Bradley Roy Chester, at a relative’s house and they fell madly in love with each other. They had hard times in their first years of marriage during the depression, but kept us fed and clothed for all of our childhood. Talk about keeping things clean, we had the cleanest ears and clothes of anyone. Johnny Smith, who use to stay a night or two with my brother Allen, he said “don’t take your clothes off she will get them and wash them while your asleep.” Lucille enjoyed working on the farm and in the garden.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, John B. Chester; two children, Allen Chester and Georgia Mae Chester; one grandchild, Timothy Dale Chester; and one great grandson, Christopher Tumey.

She is survived by a son, Billy (Juanita) Chester; a daughter, Linda (William) Downs both of Stanford; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2018 at Stith Funeral Home in Danville. Bro. Dale Denton will officiate. Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Terry Chester, Billy Downs, William Bradley Chester, Justin Chester, Ron Rush and Roger Cornett. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Belcher, Bobby Sullivan, Johnathan Andrew Miracle and Michael Tewmey. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

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