Venessa “Michelle” Bradshaw Ziegler
June 14, 1969 - March 24, 2021

Venessa Michelle Bradshaw Ziegler, age 51, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at NHRMC.
She was born in Wilmington, NC, on June 14, 1969, the daughter of the late Donald David Bradshaw Sr. and Joann Moore Riley of South Carolina.
Venessa loved spending time with her son listening to music, watching movies and traveling to new places. She also loved all animals and rescued and rehabilitated many of them over the years.
Surviving are her husband, Curtis D. Ziegler; a son, Tyler William Ziegler, both of the home; a brother, Donald David Bradshaw Jr. and wife April of Wilmington; a half sister Victoria Leanne Fargo and stepmother Judy King Bradshaw of Wilmington; Aunts Gaye B. Keller of Wilmington, Georgia Altman and husband Jimmy of Southport, NC and several cousins of Wilmington and Tennessee.
The family will be holding a private service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Venessa Michelle’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Carolina Donor Services, Durham NC or an animal shelter of your choice.


  • Pam Johnson Posted March 25, 2021 3:05 pm

    Dexter and I are so sorry for your loss. As the days and weeks go by, our prayers
    are that these sad memories fade, and be replaced with the happy memories you had together. Again, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Pam and Dexter

  • Carissa Wilkins Posted March 25, 2021 8:54 pm

    ziggy and tyler……..we are thinking of you and pray that the good times and memories will carry you through days ahead!

  • Michelle Otero Posted April 2, 2021 7:09 pm

    Mr. Ziegler and family our hearts and prayers are with you.
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  • Susan carmine Posted June 5, 2021 12:28 am

    Michelle and I were childhood friends and shared the same birthday. I didn’t know she had passed away until recently. This saddens me because we lost contact years ago.

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