Jessie Frances Burke Braddock

Jessie Frances Burke Braddock, 82, of Independence WV, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, at her residence with her loving family and friends by her side.

She was born December 14, 1935, in Newburg, daughter of the late Gilbert Burke and Blanche Litton Burke McNair.

She was also preceded in death by her husband Ray Roy Braddock on February 19, 1998.

Jessie worked for Kenny Shoes from 1971 till it closed. She enjoyed being with her family and friends, working in her flowers and garden, loved life and being with people. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church.  She liked to listen to gospel and country music and going to see country music play live.

Jessie is survived by three sons, Joseph Braddock and wife Sheila, Independence, John Braddock and wife Liz, Morgantown, David Braddock and wife Sherry, Morgantown; three daughters, Edith Collins Wright and husband Paul, Janet Marsh and husband Gary both of Independence, Barbara Mahaffey and husband Tim,  Staunton, VA; twenty two grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jessie was preceded in death by one daughter, Wilma Susie Braddock; four brothers, Fred, Floyd, Frank and Jacob Burke; three grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Carla Braddock.

Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home 202 McGraw Ave, Grafton, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, from 2:00-8:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m., with  Pastor Mike Stottlemeyer officiating.

Interment will follow at Bock Cemetery, Independence, WV.

Online condolences can be sent to the Braddock family at


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