Cornell Bradley was born on July 21, 1959 to the late Wade Thomas, Sr. and Eunice Marie Bradley in Shreveport, Louisiana; however, he was raised and lived in
San Diego. In 1988 he married Pauline Bradley and two children were born to this union. In 1999 Cornell and Cheryl Hooper-Bradley united in holy matrimony.
Cornell received his formal education from San Diego Unified School District. After leaving school, Cornell went to work in the Shipyard Industry working as a Laborer until his health would not allow him to continue in that field. More recently, he briefly worked for Elite Security and at George Stevens Senior Center.
Cornell touched and had a positive influence on so many lives. He was a gentleman and very sweet and kind. He was a loving and compassionate person. He was very passionate about his family and children, especially his grandchildren. He loved listening to music. His favorite artist was E 40. Cornell was a sharp dresser from head to toe, loving to wear his and Stacy Adams shoes. He was well known and loved in the Southeast Community where he made very long and lasting friendships. He was loved by all and truly missed. He loved his family and would speak highly of how proud he was of all of them. He was so proud to be a grandparent and loved to spend time with them.
Cornell was preceded in death by his father, Wade Bradley, Sr. mother, Eunice Marie Bradley, brother, Walter Ray Bradley and one sister, Rose Bradley. On March 20, 2019, Cornell was called from earthly labor to eternal rest. He leaves to cherish is memory: four daughters, Shaniqua Bradley, of Las Vegas, LaKendra Bradley of San Diego, Kenya Bradley of San Diego and Kendra Bradley of San Diego. Two sons: Cornell Bradley, Jr. and Darnell Bradley of San Diego. Three brothers:, John (Dorothy) Lewis, Wade Bradley Jr., Edward Savage Jr., all of San Diego, CA; Five sisters, Jacqueline Bradley of Portland, Oregon, Angelina Bradley and Sheila (Al) Bradley Easton of Los Angeles, Belinda (Edwin) Bradley Wesson of San Diego, and Joanette White of Oregon; Eight Grandchildren; Two Great Grandchildren, Uncles: Roy J. Bradley and Joe Richards; Aunts: Annie Nicholson, Gertrude Baker, Nellie Bradley, and Carol Davis all of Los Angeles, CA; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.