Zionsville Times Sentinel

April 10, 2013

Sally Bradley


— Sally Bradley celebrates her 106th birthday Thursday, April 4, at Zionsville Meadows, with family members from Indianapolis and Detroit. She was born Sally D. Aprilene Reeves on April 4, 1907, in Kentucky, where she graduated from Kentucky State University, a historically black teacher’s college. She lived on West 26th Street in Indianapolis for more than 60 years and was a member of the West 25th Street Baptist Church; she’s been a resident at Zionsville Meadows for the past eight years. Though she and her husband had no children of their own, she was a mother figure to five nieces and nephews when her sister died young, and she raised a special needs child as her own. Sally worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was a substitute teacher at Indianapolis Public Schools for several years. Her hobbies included fishing, watching basketball and attending Pacers games, gardening and cooking.