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Brian K. Bradley, Jr.

November 3, 1982 ~ December 22, 2021 (age 39)


Brian K. Bradley, Jr., age 39, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Brian was born on November 3, 1982, in Fort Campbell, KY, to Janice (Johns) and Brian Bradley, Sr. He was raised by his paternal grandparents in Trenton, NJ, and then moved to Oregon to be near aunts and uncles when his grandparents passed away. Brian moved back to Minnesota when his mother passed away, living in various places including Red Lake, St. Paul, Shakopee and finally Minneapolis for the past six years.  Brian loved New Jersey and Red Lake and was proud to be both black and Ojibwe. His favorite group was the Wu-Tang Clan, and his favorite sports team was the NY Giants. He also enjoyed fishing and cooking. Brian was very funny and wise beyond his years. He had a really good memory, liked to learn, and he cared about people.

Brian loved his family. He was a son, grandson, nephew, brother, cousin and an uncle. He was a good friend who had mad love in his heart for the people he cared about. They were a second family to him. If he loved you, he loved you. Most importantly he was a father. Brian is loved by his daughter, Sa’Lyciah Bradley of St. Paul, MN, his daughters Faith and Natalia of Oregon City, OR; and his hunka daughters: Brooklyn and Angelina of Prior Lake, MN. He is also survived by his father, Brian Bradley, Sr.; his brother, Bruce Sheikhi as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Joseph and Mary Johns; paternal grandparents:  Jacob Ernast and Mary Bradley; and his mother, Janice (Johns) Bradley.

The wake will begin at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the Red Lake Center in Red Lake and continue until the service at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, January 3, 2022, with Father Jerry Rogers officiating.  Active casketbearers will be: Joseph Fairbanks, Jr., Zachary Johns, Seth Glen, Omar Al-Hakeem, Bruce Johns, Harlan Spears and Dillon Johns.  Honorary casketbearers will be: Kenora Crowfeather, Sandara “Lisa” Hurt, Mahdi Flim, Kahdri, Nathaniel Taylor, Brian Stewart, Emerson Hairy Chin, Jr., Marlana Johns, Bruce Sheikhi, Alecia Fairbanks, Lindsay Johns, Shayla Hardy and Cheyenne Hardy. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Red Lake, MN.  Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service of Walker (


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