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Saturday, February 17, 2024
1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)
Saturday, February 17, 2024
2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)
A Memorial Service for Steven Gerald Bradshaw, 69, of Benton, Louisiana, will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive Bossier City, Louisiana, at 2:00 p.m. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
Steven Gerald Bradshaw was born on March 20, 1954, to Oscar and Sara Hill in Evansville, Indiana, and passed away at home surrounded with love on Monday, January 1, 2024, in Benton, Louisiana.
Steven graduated from North High School in Evansville, Indiana, and attended technical college. He came to visit his parents who had moved to Louisiana in 1974 and never left. He fell in love with the South. He loved the food, the people, and even their college football team. Steven loved college football but especially loved the LSU Tigers.
Steven worked on the maintenance team at the Regions Bank Tower in downtown Shreveport for over 30 years. He met his wife Kathy in 2000, they married in 2005, and she lovingly remained by his side up until he took his last breath.
Steven was a sweet man who loved the lord and attended Northpoint Community Church in Bossier City. He never met a stranger and made friends easily. He was a hugger and used hugs instead of handshakes. His friends come from every corner and every walk of life. He lived in Orleans Square for a time in the 90’s and built a community with his neighbors there. They spent a lot of time cooking out and hanging out and doing things for and with one another and became lifelong friends and family to him. He loved playing dominoes and was very good at it. He called himself the Master of Dominoes and would challenge any and everyone to a game.
Steven was a mason, Shriner, and member of the American Legion. He became a member of a bike club Rogue 22 and found a new brotherhood of friends which gave him a new sense of belonging. They gave him the name Dusty and wore his cut with pride. He loved his Harley and the freedom he felt when riding it. He was a man who loved adventure. He loved traveling and going new places. He took many cruises with his wife and always made every day a fun and exciting one. He loved dancing cutting loose and having a great time. He was addicted to drinking Mt. Dew which only increased his hyper nature and made him more eager to do more adventurous things. He also knew how and when to slow down and just enjoy the world around him. He spent a lot of time on the water in his boat fishing. He was a huge fan of Jeopardy, and everyone knew at 4:00 p.m. Steven was going to be in front of the television not only watching the show but playing along to win.
Steven also known as Pappaw to his grandkids loved his family more than anything. He loved spending time with them and would do anything for them. He was a great man who was loved and will be missed dearly by all those who knew him.
Steven Gerald Bradshaw was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Frank and Loyce Camus; aunt, Barbara Hargrove Gamblin; grandson son, Breenan James Bradshaw; and his grandson Julian Posada. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kathy Joslyn Bryant; children, Michael Scott, Steven “Sonny” Bradshaw, Shea Bryant and Michael, and Kelli Bryant and Kiddo; grandchildren, Devon Bradshaw, Jean Dufau-McCarthy, Kira Soler, and Britton Garrett; aunt, Lorna Camus; siblings, Wayne Russell and wife, Laynie, and Leslie Russell and a host of other relatives and loved ones near and far.
The family would like to express special thanks to Christus Cancer Treatment Center for the love and care they gave to Steven and his family during this difficult time.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105, or to any charity of your choosing.