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Donna M. Bradshaw

9/29/1938 - 10/29/2019

PEKIN ~ Donna Marlene Bradshaw, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Pekin Manor with her family by her side.

She was born September 29, 1938 in Pekin to Gene Cameron and Nellie Lucille (Petty) Williams, she married Rev. Lloyd James Bradshaw on May 7, 1955 in North Pekin.  He died September 7, 2015 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rebecca Bradshaw and one brother, Joseph Williams.

Surviving are three sons, Lloyd “Jim” (Magida) Bradshaw Jr. of Clearwater Beach, Florida, David (Leslie) Bradshaw of Greenwood, Indiana, and Gary Bradshaw of Palm Harbor, Florida; two daughters, Tammy (Ron) Addison of South Pekin and Brenda (Kurt) Weber of Fenton, Missouri; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Jean Sauter of Manito; three brothers, Jess Williams of Tremont, Gene (Sharon) Williams, Jr. of Pekin and Larry (Judy) Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada and one brother-in-law, Alton (Sharon) Bradshaw of South Pekin.

She supported her husband in ministry for nearly 60 years as he pastored ten different churches in Illinois, Oklahoma and Indiana, including Bethel Baptist Church of Pekin where he was pastor for 17 years.

Mrs. Bradshaw was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who dedicated her life to the Lord and loved spending time with family and friends.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Larry Flint and Pastor Larry Sauter, her nephew, will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Manito, 1105 South East Avenue, Manito, Illinois  61546.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

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