Mary Ellen Bradshaw, age 54, of Gulf Breeze, was called home April 05, 2022. She was born July 12, 1967 in Seaford, Delaware to Arthur Thawley and Gloria Ford. Mary Ellen was a graduate of Penn View Christian Academy, class of 1985. She married on February 14, 1986, in Laurel, Delaware. Mary Ellen was a devoted U.S. Air Force wife and dedicated mother. She began her work life as a waitress, Cellular One Agent, optical center technician, and ultimately as a pain management technician / office scheduler. When she was not caring for her husband and family she enjoyed the beach, reading, gardening, family gatherings, and riding on the back of her husband’s Harley Davidson.
Mary Ellen is survived by her husband of 36 years, Noble “Rick” F. Bradshaw; children, Matthew Allen Bradshaw of Gulf Breeze, FL and Jacklyn Marie Bores and husband Shane Bores of Silver Springs, Florida; grandchild, Ronin Lliam Bradshaw of Crestview, Florida; father, Arthur Thawley of Felton, Delaware; mother, Gloria Ford of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; siblings, John Thawley and wife Liz of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina; Sharon James of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; nephew, Zeke Thawley, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina; niece Corinne James of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and a host of extended family and friends.
Visitation will be from 10:00am, until the funeral service begins at 11:00am, Friday, April 22, 2022 at Community Life United Methodist Church, 4115 Soundside Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563. Pastor Scott Veroneau will officiate. A brief reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Entombment will follow the reception at Rose Lawn Cemetery, 2942 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida.