She was president of the Orangeburg County Education Association; a member of numerous
professional organizations including the National Council of Teachers of English, South
Carolina Education Association, National Education Association, American Business Wom-
en Association, American Association of University Women (Program Chairperson and a
named donor for the Scholarship Fund), the Edisto Reading Council and the International
Reading Council; Her teaching expertise was evidenced as she was recognized as “Teacher
of the Year” and is listed in several National Directories of “WHO’S WHO AMONG
AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS.”
She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, PHA; Heroines of Jericho,
PHA; Imperial Court, An Auxiliary to the A.E.A.O.N.M.S. PHA; Ladies of the Circle of
Perfection, PHA; Heroines of Templar Crusaders, PHA; Order of the Golden Circle, PHA.
She was also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Life as a Cherished Family Member: Carolyn leaves a rich legacy and heritage to treasure
in the heart of her loving daughter, Carolyn Sharrise Gass of Charlotte, NC. She also cher-
ished two students as beloved daughters, Veronica Harrison of Orangeburg, SC and E'Van
Frazier of Conyers, GA. Carolyn was blessed to have an expansive extended family to share
life and love. Here to carry on her memories and lessons are her three sisters - Claudia Cor-
ley of Greenville, SC; Marguerite Brown of Stockbridge, GA; Mary (SSG(R)Evendel) Irick
of Orangeburg, SC. Her two loving brothers - 1st SGT John Bradley of Orangeburg, SC;
and LTC(R) Leon (Deborah) Bradley of Atlanta, GA. Carolyn will be cherished by a special
devoted friend Brigadier General (R) Leroy C. Bell of Fort Washington, MD and a host of
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carolyn was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Sophia Bradley; her oldest
brother 1st SGT James Bradley; nieces, Pamela Gass, Karen Irick, Pamala Nes-
bitt; and a stepson SGT Franklin Eugene Gass.
Carolyn loved life. Carolyn loved people and in turn, everyone loved her. Having never
met a stranger, she was, and forever will be, known for her infectious smile, quick wit and
giving spirit. It was both an honor and a privilege to bear witness to the life of a woman
who lived life to the fullest, loved with all of her heart, and gave until there was nothing left.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Orangeburg, South Carolina beginning at 11:00am
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