Obituary of Virginia T. Bradby
Virginia T. Bradby, 87, was born on January 14, 1935 in Culpeper as Virginia Lee Thompson. Virginia was the first of nine children born to Alice Thompson Franklin Day. She was raised in Pennsylvania by her Aunt Harriet, Aunt Joe, and the Parker family, who became her foster family.
Virginia had three children: Trent T. Butcher, Sr., Dolores T. Davis, and Laurence O. Bradby, II. On March 15, 1969, Virginia married Laurence O. Bradby in Fairfax, Virginia. They would reside together in Virginia until Laurence’s death on January 14, 2017.
During her life, Virginia worked as a caretaker, first of children and later of the elderly. She was a diligent worker and respected by the many whose lives she touched. Virginia was also a dedicated member of the Warner Baptist Church and a frequent attendee at conferences and events at Northern Virginia Baptist Center in Gainesville. Virginia shared with her husband, Laurence, a passion for the Lord and her church community. In her free time, Virginia enjoyed cooking holiday meals, reading and watching her soaps. These activities would bring a quiet smile to her face. Virginia also loved animals and had many cherished pets, including Bobby, Skip, Kodan, Boots, Socks, and Georgia.
On March 21, 2022, Virginia passed away. She will be greatly missed. Virginia is survived by her children, Trent Butcher, Sr. (Linda), Dolores T. Davis, and Laurence O. Bradby, II; siblings James Franklin (Harriet), Charlie Franklin (Joyce), Mary Franklin Knight (Curtis), Vance Franklin (Margaret); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by grandchildren Darian M. Butcher, Terence T. Butcher, Trent Butcher, Jr., and great-grandchild, Trevier T. Butcher.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Virginia Bradby, please visit Tribute Store