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Ada B. Fitzwater Bradley

April 27, 1939 - July 31, 2018


Ada B. Fitzwater Bradley, age 79, of Millsboro, DE and formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Born in Fayetteville, WV, on April 27, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Royal L. and Evelyn M. (Peters) Redden. Ada worked for Morton Salt Company in Newark, DE as a packer for 18 years.

She was a proud member of the Colonial VFW Ladies Auxiliary 838 in Port Penn. Ada loved family gatherings. She enjoyed sewing, baking and making her famous fudge.

In addition to her parents, Ada was preceded in death by her first husband, Shirley G. Fitzwater and second husband, Dixon B. Bradley. She is survived by her children, Theresa M. Preston (Joseph A.) of Millsboro and Darrell W. Fitzwater (Wendy Wagner-Fitzwater) of New Castle; siblings, Betty Richmond of Sandstone, WV and Royal S. Redden of TN; grandchildren, Shawn, Shannon, Jonathon, Kyler and Nicholas; 8 great grandchildren; and step-grandchildren, Rebecca, Alexandria, Holly and Brandee.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Delaware Hospice for the exceptional care and support received during Ada’s illness.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ada’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, #205, New Castle, DE 19720 or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963

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5 Guestbook messages for Ada B. Fitzwater Bradley

  • Fly High Ada Belle – Now your free, with all of our love Mary (Peters), Bill, Emily, Christina, Honesty, William, Hannah, Cheyenne, Sophia, Aurioa, Brycen, Maxwell, and Xavier

  • Our heartfelt condolences extend to Ada’s family and friends. We pray for your comfort and peace. May the real and true hope that God gives of a time when sickness and death will be no more be a reminder of how much he cares for us and sustain you until you see Ada again.

  • I knew Ada as a strong independent women who I looked up to. She was a beautiful person inside and out. A wonderful mother to a wonderful and caring son and daughter. I truly feel that she is in heaven with her husband and no longer in pain. May her soul Rest In Peace. ❤️

  • I miss you every moment and will until the end of time. You were a strong women always putting others first. Just know that you are loved and missed. See you in my dreams

    Love you my pretty lady <3

  • ADA WAS A WONDERFUL WOMAN,STRONG A VERY GOOD NEIGHBOR .WE ALWAYS TALK WITH ONE ANOTHER.IT WAS A PRIVILEGED TO BE ABLE TO SIT AND DISCUSS THE BIBLE WITH EACH OTHER.MY GREAT GRAND KORY LOVED HER,IT WAS LIKE IT KNEW HER HE WOULD ALWAYS WANT TO GO TO HER ALWAYS SMILING AT HER REACHING OUT TO HER AND ADA WOULD HUG AND GIVE HIM A KISS.KORY WAS SIX MONTHS OLD WHEN HE GOT TO SEE ADA,HE NOW THIRTEEN MONTHS OLD.I LOOK FOR HER WALKING THE HALL AND GOING TO WALGREEN AT TIMES.ADA IS NOW RESTING NO PAIN NO WORRIES AND AT PEACE,MAY GOD GRANT THE FAMILY STRENGTH COMFORT PEACE AND LOVE AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME .TRULY A REMARKABLE LADY.