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Sierra Lynn Bradley
Sierra Lynn Bradley

Sierra Lynn Bradley went to be with our Lord and Savior the morning of Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.

She is survived by her parents, Troy and Denise Schultz Bradley; her sister, Jessica Bradley; and her grandparents, John and Sandra Schultz, all of the home; her aunt, Shelia Schultz Scherer (Gene); cousins Talon and Shalee and her son, Tristan; aunt, Deborah Schultz Raborn (David) of Shelby; cousins Kelly Christine Schultz (David) and their children, David, Christine and Thomas, John Schultz and wife Krista of Lawndale and their children, Kaylei and Andi-JO (AJ) and Brittany Schultz Dobbins (Josh) and their son, Jeremiah. Sierra has many more family, friends, cousins, aunts and uncles across the world who love her dearly. She will be dearly missed by her soulmate, Evan Long.

Sierra loved her entire family and had a special bond and closeness with her Grandpa and her cousin, John, whom she loved going to the mountains to visit. She was a very protective big sister to Jessica.

Sierra was full of life and energy and wise beyond her years. She loved little kids and to give all of her little cousin’s affection when she could. She loved softball, skateboarding and shopping any chance she got. She spent the better half of four years in NJROTC and volunteering her time with numerous community service events. Sierra was a marksman in Precision Air Rifle and was the Junior Olympic Gold Medalist in NC. She still holds that title, something that she, as well as family and her friends, were extremely proud of.

Sierra will always be loved and forever missed by all that knew and loved her; 17 years was not nearly enough. “Fly my beautiful baby, for you are forever free.”

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that monetary donations be made to support the final expenses for Sierra by visiting

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith.

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