Iris Keller Bradley

Gaffney, SC — Iris Keller Bradley–a loving wife, mother, nana, and friend–passed peacefully from this world, in Gaffney South Carolina on April 15, 2023. Iris lived, worked, and raised her children and grandchildren in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

She was one of nine children, born to R. C. Keller and Myrtle McSwain Keller Sparks and is survived by her husband, James Lee “Spanky” Bradley of Gaffney; two sons, Mark Bradley (Kathy) and Jamie Bradley (Debra), both of Gaffney; three sisters, Barbara Bowen (Paul) of Shelby, NC, Sybil Sellars of Belton, SC and Mildred Martin of Hendersonville, NC; a brother-in-law, Tom George of Gaffney; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Keller and Janice Keller, both of Gaffney; six grandchildren, Danelle Edwards (Christian), Bo Bradley (Kayla), Cameron Bradley, Blake Bradley, Mason Bradley and Noah Bradley; a great-granddaughter, Caroline Bradley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Keller, Ronnie Keller and Toby Keller and two sisters, Judy Crawford and Joann George.

When Iris’ grandchildren came along, it began a whole new chapter in her life. Being “Nana” to Danelle, Bo, Cameron, Blake, Mason, Noah and Caroline, came naturally to Iris. Her grandkids loved her vivacious personality and undying love. She shared a special bond with each child, along with smiles, inside jokes, and the unspoken understanding that whatever happened at Nana’s stayed at Nana’s. She loved her entire family, worried about them, rooted for them, protected them, and through it all kept on loving them.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Keith Harrill and Mrs. Debra Bradley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Draytonville Baptist Church, 179 Draytonville Church Road, Gaffney, SC 29340.

An online guest register is available at

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC

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