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Irmelda Theresa Bachemin Bradley, one of God's angels, received her wings on May 19, 2020 after a valiant fight with chronic renal disease. She was 60. Mel was immensely loved by all who knew her. Throughout her battle with renal failure, Mel's faith in God never wavered. A native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mel attended St. Paul the Apostle Elementary School and Marion Abramson High School. After completing courses at Moler Beauty College, she worked as a licensed cosmetologist at Supercuts Hair Salon. Mel's passion for fashion and beauty led her to participate in Supercuts' Regional Hairstyling Competition, where she placed first in the state of Louisiana. This achievement earned her the right to compete on the national level at the Supercuts Superstyle Show in 1995 in San Francisco, where she placed 4th in the nation. After a lengthy career at Supercuts she worked as a cocktail waitress at Bally's Riverboat Casino. Mel is survived by her mother Margaret McDonald and step-father Tom McDonald; children: Anthony Julian Bradley, Anthony Johnathan Bradley, Jasmine Nicole Bachemin; three grandchildren: Cayden Jude Miller, Noah Corven Welcome, Alaiyah Juhi Queen; and her sisters: Lisa Marie Thompson, Donna Marie Wicker, and Stephonia Jackson Thompson; brothers-in- law: Fred Joseph Thompson and John Wicker, uncle, Elmore Bachemin and aunt, Madeline Bachemin; nephews: Julius Joseph Thompson, Meryl Christopher McDonald and Clifford Henry Thompson III; and nieces: Saysha Angelle McDonald, Mia Monique McDonald, and Monique Thompson Yerks, and former spouse Anthony Julian Bradley Sr. also god- sister Emma Calwell. Mel also leaves behind a multitude of relatives and friends, who will miss her deeply. "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."

Celebrants are asked to wear masks to her homegoing service due to COVID-19. A Funeral Service will be held at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home at 3933 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125 on Wednesday May 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Interment: Restlawn Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, 3540 US-90, Avondale, LA 70094. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125.