Today, we bow in humble submission to thank God for Major Retired (USA) Julee Bradley Williams. She was born June 15, 1952 to Willie and Florence Bradley in Oswego. She departed this life on August 21, 2022 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, surrounded by love ones. Julee was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Eastern High School with the Class of 1970. She was a member of Clark United Methodist Church. After High School, Julee enlisted in the United States Army. In addition, she attended and graduated from St. Alexis School of Nursing in Ohio. Julee attained the rank of Major and retired after 22 years of service. She served as a Registered Nurse for 38 years in various positions, mainly in ER and Mental Health. She retired from the Department of Mental Health. Julee volunteered for the Intensive Care waiting room and American Red Cross. She was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal and a Certificate of Retirement from the United States Army. Julee was a member of the Order Of The Eastern Star, the Women’s Army Corp and “Sisters’ Circle Club”, which was dear to her heart. She was a kind, generous and compassionate woman who always put family and friends first. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, a brother, Willie “Frabo” Bradley, Jr. and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and a brother-in-law. She leaves to cherish precious memories: one brother, Charles Bradley (Tara) of Shaker Heights, Ohio; two sisters, Betty B. DuRant (Walter) of Sumter, Leola B. Lowery (William) of Colorado Springs, CO; and a host of nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, godchildren and sisters, cousins and friends. In accordance with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 2210 Queen Chapel Road, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Saturday, August 27, 2022 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Raymond F. Cook, Jr., pastor of Clark United Methodist Church, Eulogist. The procession will leave the home at 1:20 p. m. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park, 802 North Guignard Drive, Sumter, with full military honor. Services directed by the Management and Staff of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter.
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