(Ret) OSCM Bradford Leon Lyles, 66, of San Dieg, CA formerly of Phenix City, AL passed Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in San Diego, CA.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. EST, Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Phenix City, with Dr. Patrick T. Brown, Pastor and Pastor Willie B. Lyles, Eulogist. Interment will be 11:00 a.m. EST, Monday, December 2, 2019 at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 29, 2019 from 1-5 pm EST.
Mr. Bradford Leon Lyles was born on April 12, 1953 in Phenix City, Alabama to the late George and Recia Lyles. On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Bradford answered his Master call and transcended from Labor to Reward.
At an early age, and under the leadership of the late Pastor W. L. Lewis, Bradford accepted Christ, was baptized, and joined Mount Olive Baptist Church, Phenix City, Alabama.
Bradford was educated and graduated with honors from Mount Olive High School with the Class of 1970. Immediately after graduating from high school, Bradford attended Miles College in Birmingham, AL. With a strong desire to serve his country, Bradford enlisted in the United States Navy, served 24 years, and retired in 1996 as OSCM/Master Chief Bradford Leon Lyles, a rank he loved and cherished. To his credit, he earned numerous Awards, Decorations, Navy Commendations and Achievement Medals with Gold Star, National Defense Service Medals with Bronze Star for his service as a Supervisory Air Intercept Controller, and Tomahawk Weapons System Operator. During his military career, Bradford earned an Associate of Arts Degree from the University of New York in 1986, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from Chapman University in 1996, and a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunication Systems Management from National University in 1999.
After 24 years of service to the US Navy, Bradford retired in 2014 from the Department of Defense as a Program Analyst at The Navy Medical Center, San Diego, CA. Simultaneously, Bradford was a Computer Programming Instructor at Coleman University, San Diego, CA.
Bradford was preceded in death by a brother W.C. Jackson, Jr. He is survived by two daughters, Bree (Mayatta) Ndiaye, Kansas City, MO., and Victoria Lyles, San Diego, CA; two brothers, George (Martha) Lyles, Salem, AL, and Isaac (Tanisha) Dickerson, Phenix City, AL, four sisters; Julana (Adrain) Toney, Seale, AL., Tabitha (Eric) McClary, Columbus, GA, Angela Dickerson, Phenix City, AL, and Ida Dickerson, Montgomery, AL; two grandchildren, Malik and Marieme Ndiaye, Kansas City, MO; Sister-in Law, Lorine Jackson, Columbus, GA; three aunts, Carrie Fleming, Birmingham, AL, Vonnie Fleming, Anniston, AL, and Forrestine Alexander, Phenix City, AL; one great uncle, Charlie Frank Scott, Baltimore, MD; a loyal and devoted friend, Janice Knight, San Diego, CA and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends with treasured memories of Bradford Leon Lyles.
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