Hester “Tip” Johnson Brads of Natural Bridge Station went home to our Lord on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at the age of 93.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Dennis “Den” Brads. She also follows her parents, John Armstrong Johnson and Katie Austin Johnson; brothers Robert, Sam, Ross, Jasper, Andrew and Ward; and sister Betsy Claytor.

She is survived by one daughter, Serena “Rena” Brantley (Gary) of Amherst; three dearly loved grandchildren, Jeffrey (Jessica), Nicholas (Christy), Robert (Shannon); and six precious great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Noah, Bailey, Alaina, Levi and Zeke. She also leaves behind dear sisters Beulah Ruble and Mary Tomlin, numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Tip worked for over 45 years for Burlington Industries in Glasgow. She loved to bake and could make the best fresh apple cake and coconut pies. She was a lifelong member of Arnolds Valley Southern Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years.

A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Sep. 14, at Glasgow Cemetery, in Glasgow by the Rev. Donald Stine.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arnolds Valley Southern Baptist Church, c/o Helen Reynolds 71 McDaniels Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to both Heritage Green Assisted Living and Centra Hospice, both of Lynchburg for their loving care extended to Mama and our family.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory. N-G

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