Shirley “Darlene” Ketner Bradford, age 81 of Chickamauga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Eric A. and Mary Lou Little Kenter in Flintstone, GA, was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Chattanooga Valley Church of Christ. Darlene retired, in 2007 from the Chattanooga Valley Baptist Daycare after more than 21 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed. Darlene is also preceded in death by her loving husband, Aubrey Allen Bradford and brothers, Alwyn Ketner, Jackie Kenter and Freddie Ketner, and sister, Johnnie Tutton. She is survived by her loving daughter, Renee (Brian) Irwin, grandchildren, Nicholas (Paula) Draper, Brannon Draper and Cayman Irwin and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Chattanooga Valley Church of Christ 419 Nick-A-Jack Rd. Flintstone, GA 30725, with Pastor Reid Perry officiating. Visitation and meal with the family will follow the service at the church annex. In Lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to Hospice of Chattanooga at www.hospiceofchattanooga.org. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga.