Alberta Susan Bradford Grimes (87) of Leesburg, FL passed away November 23, 2021. She was born to Susan Mae Heard on December 16, 1933 in Bessemer Alabama where she met and married Erman Robert Bradford. Soon after, she left on an adventure to El Centro, CA where she started her career in banking. While continuing her banking, Alberta had three children whom she lavished her love and care on. In 1972, she moved to Bakersfield to continue her career until the late 80’s when she retired. She and Erman traveled the U.S. in their travel trailer, as grandchildren were added to their tribe. Alberta loved serving her Lord and Savior in the churches she attended throughout her life. Grandchildren and great grandchildren were the apples of her eye. In 2003, Alberta was widowed and moved to Visalia, CA where she kept busy with church, travel, friends and family. Alberta met Gareld Grimes. On January 20, 2007, they were married and off to Florida for yet another adventure where she could, again, meet new friends, serve her church and continue to love on grand and great grandchildren, including three new ones.Alberta is preceded in death by her husband Erman Robert Bradford, Jr and her son William Robert Bradford. She is survived by her husband, Gareld L. Grimes; two daughters, Deborah A. Wilkinson and husband Louis and Cynthia D. Bradford; Gareld’s children, son Mark Grimes, daughter Carol Campbell and husband Roy, son Michael Grimes and wife Marcie, son David Grimes; and her beloved grandchildren, Joshua Wilkinson, Cindy Chamberlain, Anjie England, Benjamin Campbell, Sarah Campbell and Kaitlyn Campbell; and ten great grandchildren.
Alberta’s love for life and people will be greatly missed. A funeral service will occur in California at a later date to be determined.