Florida A&M alumna Edythe Bradley died Nov. 24. She was 46.
Bradley died at John D. Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville, Ga., after suffering from a brain aneurysm and hemorrhaging. Bradley was a native of Camilla, Ga., and graduated from Mitchell-Baker High School in 1983. She graduated from FAMU with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and public relations in 1988. During her college career, she worked with The Famuan student newspaper and was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi and the Public Relations Student Society of America.
FAMU journalism professor Michael E. Abrams remembered Bradley by her smile that lit up the room.
“I am really sorry to hear this said,” Abrams said. “She was an excellent student – the kind that leaves a legacy for others.”
After completing her studies at FAMU,
Bradley began her career as a news reporter for Camilla Enterprise, where she brought her creative writing skills to the local newspaper. She continued her career at Albany State University’s public relations department in 1993 and then became the school’s first female sports information director in 1997. She was the face of the Rams athletics, where people knew her has “the mother of SID.” Bradley was the media contact for ASU’s 11 NCAA Division II sports program for more than 15 years, according to the obituary released by the funeral home.
Kathy Y. Times, a former classmate, was shocked to hear of Bradley’s sudden death. She described Bradley as kind, fun and easygoing.
“During our time in school, we really enjoyed journalism,” Times said. “We are going to miss Edythe and her contribution to the industry.”
Family and friends came together to honor the life of Bradley at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday.
Bradley is survived by her daughter, Morgan Dunlap, a sophomore at ASU.