Obituaries:  Mrs. Mary M. Bradshaw, Ms. Shantazia Padgett, Mrs. Norma Waters Patrick.

Obituaries:  Mrs. Mary M. Bradshaw, Ms. Shantazia Padgett, Mrs. Norma Waters Patrick.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

 Mrs. Mary M. Bradshaw, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020, while in hospice care.

Mrs. Bradshaw was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on August 20, 1940, the daughter of the late Nicholas Vazzana and the late Helen Vazzana.  She was a graduate of Saugus High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, graduating with the class of 1958.  She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church, where she participated in the congregation’s jail ministry.  She also was a dealer of antiques and collectibles.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by Charles Bradshaw, her loving husband of 54 years.

Survivors include one sister, Kathy Schreiber, of Arlington, TX; two brothers, Larry Vazzana, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, and Daniel Vazzana, of Peabody, MA; one daughter, Erin Harrell, and her husband, Buzz, of Cocoa Beach, FL; three sons, Mark Bradshaw, and his wife, Michelle, of Powder Springs, Jeff Bradshaw, and his wife, Kelly, of Kingston, and Patrick Bradshaw, and his wife, Lauren, of Marietta; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service will be held at Riverside Baptist Church, 48 Ash Street, Rome, GA, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 14th, with the Rev. Randy Lambert officiating.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.


Mrs. Norma Waters Patrick, age 86, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020, in a local health care facility.

Mrs. Patrick was born in Rome, GA on August 4, 1934, daughter of the late Robert E. Waters and the late Ruth Norman Waters.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Dan Patrick, in 2005.  Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Patrick was employed with State Mutual Insurance Co. here in Rome for several years.  She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Cole Patrick (Wendy), Euless, TX, and Todd Patrick (Gina), Armuchee; 4 grandchildren, Lindsay Fitzgerald (Chase), Katlyn Gilbert (Craig), Ben Patrick (Whitney), and Adam Patrick (Ali); 2 great grandchildren, Caleb and Davie Patrick; a sister, June Howard, Rome; a brother, Bobby Waters (Becky), Warner Robins, GA; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 3pm at the graveside in East View Cemetery.  Brother Steve Story will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Saturday from 12 noon until 2:15pm.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks are requested.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff of the Harbor at Renaissance Marquis.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.


Ms. Shantazia Padgett, age 21, of Calhoun transitioned November 8, 2020. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.

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