In Loving Memory Of
One Of Our
Rita Jackson Bradley
Nashville, TN - October 20, 1950 - November 28, 2017. Preceded in death by her grandparents, J.B. Jackson and Jesse B. Jackson; and James Harvey Woodall and Lillian Maude Woodall; parents, J.B. Jackson Jr. and Mavoline W. Jackson. Survived by her husband, Henry J. "Hank" Abbott, daughter, Allison B. (Shane) Rollins; brother, Barry (Marla) Jackson; cousins, Christy (Kevin) Hamilton.
Rita grew up on a working dairy farm in Goodlettsville, TN. She loved gardening, flowers, growing things, and all of nature's beauty. A lifelong educator, Rita invested her life in helping a broad spectrum of others, from students and their families to friends, strangers, and newcomers to America. She was a graduate of Goodlettsville High School, and MTSU (Masters Degree in Reading Instruction) and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. A staunch supporter of Vanderbilt athletics, including football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball.
Lovingly cared for by TN Oncology at Summit, St. Thomas West and Midtown, and Alive Hospice. Donations in Rita's honor may be made to the Goodlettsville High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1707, Goodlettsville, TN 37070. A life well lived, Rita will be missed by many.
Visitation was held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, 127 N Main St., Goodlettsville Thursday from 4-8 pm. Memorial service was held at 11 am on Friday December 1 at Westminster Presbyterian Church 3900 West End Ave, Nashville, with visitation one hour prior to service time at the church.
Published in Tennessean - Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2017
We are excited about our new Alumni Room in the new Goodlettsville Middle School!
We are adding GHS memorabilia and also having our meetings there.
It is a large and beautiful room and we are so very proud of it!!
Minutes are available from
GHS Alumni Association