Mary Joy Mendoza Bradshaw

Mary Joy Mendoza Bradshaw (51) passed away on April 6, 2021, in Saint George, Utah. She was born on November 9, 1969, in Limay, Bataan, Philippines to Manuel Cortez Mendoza and Virginia Santos David. She later married Brent Bradshaw on November 9, 2006, in the Manila Philippines Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mary Joy Bradshaw was a light that passed away too soon and will be remembered by all for her joyful and charitable personality. She passed away due to complications arising from her cancer that she had been battling cancer since 2014. Mary Joy immigrated to the US in 2008, following her marriage, to be with her husband Brent. in 2010 She obtained a Master’s Degree in Education so that she could teach here like she did in the Philippines. She taught Psychology to students who, to this day still admire her, but she was never able to fulfill her dream of teaching here.  She obtained her US citizenship in 2014. She has touched and inspired a lot of people’s lives, many of whom are honored to call her their friend. She has helped support several of her fellow mission companions’ children to go on missions. She was always charitable toward others – even when she had very little to survive on herself, she always found a way to help others. She was also compassionate about music. She was a choir director and choir member both in the Philippines and in her church here in the US. She also had plans to help her nieces and nephews to attend college and better themselves. In fact, one of her nieces was planning on going to nursing school in the Philippines. Mary Joy also had plans of serving a mission with her husband, hopefully, to the Philippines.

She is survived by her husband Brent Bradshaw, Saint George; her mother Virginia Santos David, Saint George; her sisters Mary Rose Mendoza (Danilo R. Santos), and Mary Ann Mendoza (Johnbert H. Lescano); her nephews Ross Daniel M. Santos, and Aaron Lescano; and her nieces Ma. Rosario M. Santos, and Juliane Anne M. Lescano

The Funeral Service is on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 9:00 am at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street St. George, Utah. The first viewing is on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the Mortuary from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with a second viewing on Saturday, prior to the service from 8:00 – 8:45 am. Interment is in Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S Dixie Dr, St. George, Utah.

Family and friends are invited to view the funeral service online. Please click on the link

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to; Virginia Mendoza 2930 E 450 N #F55 Saint George, Utah 84790

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Mary Joy’s online guest book at




5:00 – 7:00 pm

Second Visitation

8:00 – 8:45 am


9:00 am


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


10:00 am
Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S Dixie Dr, St. George, UT 84770

Guest Book

6 Responses

  1. so sorry. i really loved her. i met her when she first moved to hurricane,, and then again when she went to work at brookdale she was a really special lady,

  2. So sad you will not be seen for a moment but for sure you will be missed! Thank you for never forgetting us in the Philippines, every time you go home you are happy to see all of us. You are an amazing person as always. I was glad when you told me that I can stay with you when I go there. Thank you ate Joy I will never forget your kindness. Till we meet again. With so much love from the Philippines.

  3. Sis Mary Joy Bradshaw,Thank you very much for teaching me when I was in your seminary class in the LDS. You are not forgotten.May the Lord guide your family in this time of sorrow.Rest in Peace Sis Joy Bradshaw!

  4. You were a light to so many people and tried to make every event special. You will be missed, Mary Joy. With love.

  5. I first met Mary Joy at Costco when we both worked for Club Demonstration Services as demonstrators in 2011. She always greeted me with a smile and was so cheerful! Standing in one spot for 6 hours may not sound taxing but it is surprisingly difficult. As I noticed Mary Joy’s uneven gait, I often thought, “If she can do it, so can I!” She was my inspiration! I left that job later that year as I needed full time employment but when I moved in 2016 to a new ward in our stake I saw her familiar face and was blessed to be warmly greeted again. She is a light to all, a beautiful spirit with a friendly smile. She will be missed!!!

  6. So sad, she will be missed. We adored her so much. Always so sweet and kind. My daughter had her as a Teacher and loved her very much. She’s a dear sweet friend. Comfort and love for her family.

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