Tresea Lynn (Gradick) Bearden (9/3/1955 - 6/24/2018)

Obituary
  • "My heart goes out to all the family, especially Jerome. May..."
    - Jessie Reed
  • "I Will love you forever your brother"
    - Len Gradick
  • "I love and miss you always your sister"
    - Sue Spier
  • "Jerone, We are so sorry for your loss of Tresea and Heath...."
    - Sheila Hartsfield
  • "Hi Jerome so sorry about Tresa passing.she was a sweet girl..."
    - D. Imogene Wilson

Tresea Lynn Gradick Bearden of Tyler, passed away June 24, 2018, at the age of 62. Tresea was born in Tyler on Sept. 3, 1955, to Bill and Majorie Gradick.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at 2929 WNW Loop 323, Tyler. Flowers may be delivered before 1 p.m.

She married her love, Jerone Bearden, on June 17, 1972.

Tragically, they lost their oldest son, Heath, on June 9, 2018, just weeks before Tresea's death.

Jerone survives as do three of their children, Connie, Natalie, and Seth.

Heath's children are J.D, Bethany, Clayton, and Brooke. Connie's children are Neil and Miriam. Natalie's children are Jacob, Lexus, Hunter, and Brittany. Seth's children are Cody, Morgan, Kindle, and Addison. Tresea cherished her 14 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Tresea's siblings are Leonard Gradick, Sue Spear, and Martha Myers.

Tresea dedicated her life to Jehovah God on May 19, 1984, in Tyler. She loved the truth from the Bible and our beautiful hope for the future. (Psalm 37:29)

Many of Tresea's friends recall her knowledge of the Bible and her ability to retain scriptural truth she had studied, and in turn she loved sharing those things with others. Often times when she needed encouragement, she was found being the one encouraging someone else, and found great happiness in doing so. (Acts 20:35)

Tresea had unbelievable courage and strength gained from her faith in Jehovah's promised resurrection. (John 5:28-29) She was convinced these promises from Jehovah are as good as done, and she would simply rest until they are fulfilled.

Many of Jerone and Tresea's family and friends gathered only weeks ago to celebrate their 46 years of marriage. Tresea bravely danced, in her frail condition, with her dear husband, with love and courage and a smile on her face, on a day it would have been far easier to stay home and cry.

Let's all remember her for that faith and strength it took for her to look past this old system and be fixed on the things ahead. (Philippians 3:13) We know Jehovah promises Tresea will be back in health, so let's look forward to that day, and then, they can finish their beautiful dance. (Revelation 21:3-4)
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 29, 2018