Hamilton Funeral Chapel
423 S James Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 734-0621


George Bradley Atkinson

April 21, 1964 - December 6, 2012

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George Bradley Atkinson, affectionately known as "Brad", departed this life on December 6, 2012 and entered into the gates of heaven to reunite with his beloved mother, grandmother, and other family members and friends who preceded him in life's final journey.

Born on April 21, 1964, Brad was raised by his loving mother, the late Wilveria Bass Atkinson. She instilled in him the importance and power of education, integrity, and most importantly, the love of Jesus Christ. As he progressed through the Forsyth County School System and Winston-Salem State University, it was evident that he cherished her teachings, guidance and love, keeping them very close to his heart.

Brad always greeted family and friends with a warm smile and a laugh. There were no strangers in his presence. His charming personality encompassed the whole of any room he entered.

Brad carried these early lessons into his career as an educator. A biology professor at Winston-Salem State University and, later, Carteret Community College, he sought to build a solid rapport with his students.

A seasoned traveler, Brad was esger to explore different cultures. His travels included treks to Alaska, Hawaii, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan and China. He spent a few years of his life in Rio de Janeiro, meeting new people and absorbing the customs and culture of Brazil. He also frequently assisted his mother in the planning and successful execution of biomedical symposiums held throughout the nation.

He leaves a legacy of love and memories not only to his father, LaMont Hamilton, but to his sister, LaMonique Hamilton and nephew, Marshall Hamilton; goddaughter, Skylan G. Mickens; aunts and uncles Grace B. and Levi Hamilton II, Shirly Hamilton Carter, Saundra Shields and Betty Smith; cousins Teri Hamilton Mickens (Larry); Levi Hamilton III and Levi Hamilton IV; Phyllis Bass (Rehaana), Tova Gatling, Karl Sims (Jennifer), Chawanda Sims Simpson (Richard), Yolanda Simpson, Derek Bass, Baron Bass and a host of other relatives and friends.

Condolences may be e-mailed to hamiltonfuneralchapelgoldsboro.com or faxed to 919-735-4725. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Dillard Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1051, Goldsboro, NC 27533.