Mary ‘Alice’ Bradberry Lester, 90

Mary “Alice” Bradberry Lester, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Frederick, Md., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Hinton, W.Va., to the late Clyde and Mary Alice Crotty Bradberry, on Nov. 2, 1927.

Lester retired from Verizon as a group chief operator. She was a member of Flint Hill United Methodist Church in Adamstown, Md., where she taught Sunday-school and Bible study. She also enjoyed songwriting. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, Lester was also preceded in death by her husband, James Lester, in 1986; her siblings, Virginia Handley, Josephine Palmer, Virgil Bradberry, Arlene Hale, Haddie Meador, Helen Summers and John Bradberry; a granddaughter, Jennifer Ann Bartlett; and a great-granddaughter, Jilian Kate Bartlett. She is survived by four children, Mary Ann Adams of Frederick, Md., Richard Lester of LeRoy, N.Y.; Joyce Ball and her husband, Charles, of Millsboro, Del., and Lisa Himes and her husband, Richard, of Front Royal, Va.; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

A funeral service was held April 24, 2018, at the Flint United Methodist Church, Adamstown, Md., with burial in the adjoining church cemetery. The Rev. Bob Ruggieri was to officiate. Flowers were welcome or donations in Alice’s memory can be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Ste. 1509; New York, NY 10018. Condolences may be sent online at