This is the story of Madeline Patrice (“Trecie”) Bradley. Madeline was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Our “Trecie” as she liked to be called by her family; Mommy as she was called by her son Trey, was an amazing God-fearing woman, loving mother, daughter, community activist and a professional Aesthetician with a vast number of talents.
Madeline story started in Grambling, Louisiana on August 31, 1962; the oldest child of Helen Moore. When Madeline was very young, Helen along with her husband Willie Moore moved their family to Houston, TX, where Madeline would spend her childhood, grow up, make many lifelong friends, and go to school.
She was so very proud of her family heritage, linage, value system and moral standards. She accepted Christ in her life at an early age, where she attended Christian Hope Baptist Church, Houston, TX. In her later years she was affiliated with Unity of Houston Church, in Houston, TX where she continued her spiritual journey.
Madeline attended Jessie H. Jones High School in Houston, where she received her high school diploma in 1980. After graduating she attended Texas Paralegal Institute where she prepared for a career in Paralegal Studies. She also attended University of Houston Central and Downtown Campus, in pursuit of a degree in Computer Information System. In the early 90’s she returned to her love for law and the criminal justice system as a 911 Operator with Harris County Sheriff Department. Her passion for law, justice, and change lead her to apply to Harris County Deputy Sheriff Police Academy. She later graduated from the Academy as a Deputy Sheriff and was assigned to the Downtown Unit, Central Jail and the Northwest Division. Deputy Sheriff Madeline Bradley tenure with the Harris County Sheriff Department Criminal Justice System as a 911 Operator and a Peace Officer was from 1993-2004.
She met her former husband at the sheriff department. During their marital union she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy Hosea Maynard Bradley III (“Trey”) on September 27, 1996. Trey was the most important precious gift God could have ever blessed her with. He was a beacon of light when things turned deem, calmness to her world when faced with challenges, and a love that caressed the depth of her inner self. She Loved Trey!
Madeline was known for her ease in frequent conversations with total strangers, some may be surprised to learn of the extreme shyness of her youth. Yet even as a child she possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and kind demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and joking around will never be forgotten. She believed in helping others and was truly a believer and loved God. She constantly spoke of his many blessings and how he was the driving force in her life.
She was ambitious, a visionary, talented young woman. Madeline was knowledgeable and passionate about ways to maintain the natural skin, its health, vitality, and to improve the overall appearance. Her appreciation of beauty and style was always exemplified in the way she cared for and presented herself.
Madeline passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2018 in Houston. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Floyd and Rosetta Perry, and her step father, Willie Moore.
Love ones that will miss Madeline until they meet again are, son, Hosea Maynard Bradley III; mother, Helen Moore; brother, Derrick Moore- Houston, TX; father, Ruben Jay Humphrey (Bonnie)-Fort Worth, TX; step sisters, Shannon Hall- Dallas, TX; Shauna Humphrey-Arlington, TX; Desiree Humphrey- Fort Worth, TX; and a host of devoted aunts; uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. She will be missed and will forever live in our hearts.