Johnson City Press Sunday, July 5, 2015

Willie Kate Bradford, KINGSPORT

Published August 8th, 2013 9:59 pm

Evangelist Willie Kate (Treece) Bradford, 93, of Kingsport, went to be with her Lord Monday morning, August 5, 2013, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Hattie Davis Treece, of Morristown.
Those who have preceded her in death are: Tivis, Howard, James Charles, Hal Jr., Louis and Bobby Gene Treece, Grace Patterson, Ada Ruth Patterson, Dorothy Treece and Helen Kyle.
Evangelist Bradford married Rauls N. Bradford. During their union, five children were born: Rauls, John and Carl Bradford, all of Kingsport, R. Eugene Bradford, of Phoenix, AZ, and Glenna (Raymond) Swoffard, of Ooltewah, TN. She leaves one brother, Buddy Wayne (Dorothy) Treece, of Morristown; one sister-in-law, Parolee Marie Treece, of Detroit, Michigan. Six grandchildren and step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Evangelist Bradford was baptized in Jesus’ Name in 1946 and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost in 1947. She was called into the ministry and served as Assistant Pastor of Mt. Zion Holiness Church, Kingsport, TN, for several years. Later in 1971, she was fellowshipped into Grace Temple Church Eternal Life Center, where she served faithfully as Assistant Pastor for 35 years (1971-2007) until her health started to decline.
The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Grace Temple Church Eternal Life Center, 208 Garden Drive, Johnson City.
Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. in the church with Pastor Mark Redd officiating.
Interment will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN.
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Final arrangements are entrusted to Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. (423) 245-4101