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Mary Alice Bradberry Lester

November 2, 1927 ~ April 17, 2018 (age 90)

Mrs. Mary Alice Bradberry Lester, “Alice”, age 90 of Millsboro, DE, formerly of Frederick, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, DE.  

Alice was born in Hinton, WV to the late Clyde and Mary Alice Crotty Bradberry on November 2, 1927.  In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband James Lester in 1986, siblings, Virginia Handley, Josephine Palmer, Virgil Bradberry, Arlene Hale, Haddie Meador, Helen Summers, John Bradberry, a granddaughter Jennifer Ann Bartlett and a great granddaughter Jilian Kate Bartlett.  

She retired from Verizon where she worked as a Group Chief Operator.  She was a member of Flint Hill United Methodist Church in Adamstown, MD where she taught Sunday School and Bible Study.  She also enjoyed songwriting.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.  

She is survived by four children: Mary Ann Adams of Frederick, MD, Richard Lester of Le’Roy, NY; Joyce Ball (Charles) of Millsboro, DE and Lisa Himes (Richard) of Front Royal, VA.  She also leaves behind ten grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Flint United Methodist Church, 2732 Park Mills Rd, Adamstown, MD  21710, where friends may call from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for viewing and visitation.  Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.  Pastor Bob Ruggieri will officiate.  

Flowers are welcome or donations in Alice’s memory can be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY  10018.  

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