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Laura Lee Bradley
Laura Lee Bradley

Laura Lee Bradley, 78, passed away Nov. 23, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Norfolk to the late John C. Bramble Jr. and Laura B. Harrell.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, George E. (Pete) Matroni and Johnnie E. Bradley; and brother, Lester B. Bramble. Laura was a member of Thalia U.M.C. serving as an Office Angel and was an active member of the Ties That Bind Ladies Ministry where she made crafts to bless the lives of others. She owned and operated Laura Lee School of Dance Studio in Suffolk in the 1970’s. Laura retired from the Virginia Beach School System with 15 years of service.

Laura leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, LeeAnn Matroni, Karen L. Kiel (Randy) and Susan K. Johnson (Doug); Johnnie’s children, Donald Bradley, Deborah Bradley, Alesia Rediger (Steve) and Jackie Jarvis; brother, John W. (Jack) Bramble (Patricia). She was the proud grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt of many little blessings.

Laura’s funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. at Thalia U.M.C. with Rev. Joe Varner and Rev. J. Randall Kiel officiating. The visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Please visit to leave a message of comfort for the family.