We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cotner Funeral Home
Sherry Sue (Poort) Bradley went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 22, 2022. She lost her three month battle with pancreatic cancer and passed peacefully at home surrounded by her three children and beloved husband of 50 years.
Proceeded in death by: Parents, Richard and Millie (McClain) Poort, Siblings: Virginia Anderson, Dick Poort, Betty Briggs, and Marilyn Boca.
Sherry is survived by: Husband, Larry, Sons: Jonathan (Shannon) Bradley, Nicholas (Rebecca) Bradley, Daughter, Monica Bradley. Grandchildren: Adelyn, Alyse, Nolan, Nelle, Whittaker, Hawkins. Sisters: Iris Pierce and Peggy Eaton and many nieces and nephews.
Sherry was born in Muskegon, MI on January 23, 1948. She received her Bachelor of Education and Special Education in 1970 at Eastern Michigan University. She followed with a Masters degree in the education of emotionally disturbed youth from the University of Virginia in 1971. She taught elementary school children for 30 years in the Anchorage, Alaska School District. She and Larry moved to Ohio in 2002.
Sherry was a life long Christian. She served the Church of the Nazarene in Anchorage and Eagle River, Alaska, and in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. She taught children in Sunday School, led an adult parenting concepts class, became a Sunday School leader, served on the Missions Council, worked on the Church Board, and co-led a home bible study group for over two decades with her husband. Her desire was to be of service to the Lord but she accomplished all of this with a sense of humility.
Besides studying her Bible, she enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. One of her greatest delights was to have a grandchild on her lap while reading a book to the child.
A celebration of her extraordinary life will be held at the Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene 1340 Crest Rd Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 on Friday, June 10. Visitors will be received from 3-4 pm. A service of remembrance will begin at 4pm. A meal and conversation time will be held after the service.