OBITUARY: Eloise Mullins Bradley


Eloise Mullins Bradley, age 93, went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2024.

Eloise was a Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church in Gallatin for over twenty years and a public educator at Gallatin High School for thirty years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lermon Glenn Mullins and mother, Dessie Lee Mullins both of Wingo, KY; husband of 64 years, Dr. Nolen E. (Gene) Bradley, Jr; daughter, Diana Rutledge, Cleveland, TN; brothers Randle Mullins and Joe Mullins of Wingo, KY; and step-grandson, E.W. Vanderpool.

She is survived by daughter, Sharon (Kennie) Bonds of Adolphus, KY; sons Nolen E. (Eugene) Bradley, III (Teresa) and David Lee Bradley (Beth) of Gallatin, TN; and son-in-law Wiley M. Rutledge (Gail) of Cleveland, TN; Grandchildren, Leonard Brabson (Danielle) of Chandler, AZ, Wiley A. Rutledge (Beth) of Cleveland, TN, Jason Bradley (Adrian) of Yuma, AZ, Jeremy Bradley (Brooke) of Gallatin, TN, Nolen E. (Chip) Bradley, IV (Hillary) of Franklin, TN, Laura Reed (Ben) of Mt. Juliet, TN, Mary Kate McKenzie (Stephen) of Lebanon, TN, Jared Bradley (Katie) of Mableton, GA, Carson Bradley of Gallatin, TN; Rachael Walker (Tim) of Antioch, TN, Clara Woods (Michael) of Springfield, TN; Step-granddaughter Elissa Paulson (Kurt) of Hendersonville, TN. Great-grandchildren, Audrey Brabson, Garrett Brabson, Stella Brabson, Elle Rutledge, Avery Bradley, Colson Bradley, London Bradley, Swayzie Bradley, Rex Reed, Gracie Kate Reed, Nash Reed, Paxton Ferry, Elyn Ferry, Ella McKenzie, Cade Bradley, Grant Bradley, Maggie Bradley, Goldie Bradley, Annabella Cropper, Aleena James, Alivia James, Emma Walker and Harper Walker. Step-great-grandchildren Kay Lee Reynolds (Arther) and Abigail Paulson; and special family friend, Dr. Brenda Valentine.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church Gallatin. Visitation will be from noon until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eloise’s memory to First Baptist Church, 205 E. Main St, Gallatin, TN 37066 or Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.


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