Friday, December 30, 2022 | Wake: 10:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. |
Howell Funeral Home Chapel| 10220 Guilford Road | Jessup, MD 20794
BIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN BRADLEY
The late Benjamin Bradley fondly known as “Ben” or “Senam” to his close family and “Fu Sheng” to his friends was born in Ho, Ghana, on September 13, 1962, to Alex Segbawu and Grace Abotsi, both of blessed memory. Ben was the second of four children.
Ben started and completed his elementary education in Ho and Somanya. He continued to Keta Secondary School where he completed the West African Examination O’Level certificate. A few years after his secondary school education, he migrated to the United States of America. He initially lived in New York where he worked at various auto shops, he thereafter worked for Federal Express (FedEx) for several years as an airplane mechanic. He later moved to New Jersey and would commute to NY to work. He got married while living in NJ and had three children; however, that marriage ended.
While working at FedEx, he developed a desire to pursue a career in healthcare, and in the year 2000, he left his job with FedEx and enrolled as a full-time student at Seton Hall University in New Jersey to pursue nursing. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2004. Upon graduation, Ben worked at various hospitals and healthcare facilities in New Jersey, New York, Tennessee & Delaware. In 2005, he enrolled at American Continental University and graduated with an MBA in Health Care Management in 2006.
In 2009, Ben remarried and moved to Texas with his wife, Francisca Sefakor Bradley and stepsons. A year later, the family relocated to Maryland. Ben worked as an RN, assistant nurse manager, nurse manager, clinical coordinator, at various health care facilities in Maryland and Washington DC over the years namely, University of Maryland Specialty Hospital, Adventist Healthcare Rehabilitation, Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Sheppard Pratt, Corizon Health, Centurion Healthcare and in various correctional facilities in Howard County.
While working with Corizon Health, Ben desired to pursue an advanced nursing degree; he enrolled at Walden University to pursue a psychiatric health nurse practitioner program. He persevered through the program while working full time and eventually graduated in August 2019. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Ben worked for Centurion Healthcare in Virginia and for Thrive Works of Columbia providing therapy and medication management to mental health care patients. In March 2021, Ben was hired by MHM Centurion as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for the Patuxent Correctional facility Mental Health Unit in Jessup, MD. He was very excited about his job and the role he played helping patients. Ben always raved about his job, his bosses and team and how he finally felt like he had found his dream job.
He had a passion for his chosen career, and was a dedicated healthcare professional, who aspired to provide the best care to his patients. Ben was a great team player and mentor to his co-workers. He would typically buy lunch or breakfast for his team/co-workers ever so often.
Ben had a heart of gold and was generous to a fault, he would help anyone in need, his family friends, community, and others who needed assistance. He loved watching tennis and never missed the various year-round tournaments. Ben loved the Lord and was a partner/member at the Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia, MD.
On December 14, 2022, Ben went to be with his maker after a prolonged illness. He left behind his wife, children, stepsons, two siblings, nieces a nephew and a host of other relatives.
Ben, Senam, Fu Sheng, fare thee well, may your soul rest peacefully in the bosom of the Lord, Na Hede Nyuie Le Nutifafa me.