November 5th, 2011
MARY ANN BRIDGES
Mary Ann Bridges, 76, of Bentonia died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Bridges was born on December 2, 1934 to Albert and Jettie Pugh. She grew up in Holly Bluff and Louise. She attended Louise High School where she met Delma Bridges, and they married on November 14, 1950.
Known by many as “Granny,” she taught Sunday school at Central Baptist Church in Bentonia for more than 25 years. She retired from Datalplex Corp in 1998 after completing 30 years of service. Upon her retirement she worked at Print Placements Inc. with her daughter. For many years she cooked Sunday dinner for “whoever was hungry”.
Her hobbies were the daily crossword puzzle, reading novels and growing vegetables during the summer.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Delma Bridges; two grandchildren, Blake and Chandler Burton; her parents; two brothers, Curtis and Clarence; and one sister, BobbieJean.
Survivors include her children, Andy Bridges (Sheila) of Yazoo City, Donna Johnson (Mike) of Bentonia, Karen Tyer (Chuck) of Bentonia, Marsha Burton (Jeff) of Bentonia and Tim Bridges of Bentonia; a brother, Calvin Pugh of Conroe Texas; a sister, Louise Minchen of Conroe, Texas; her grandchildren, Del Bridges (Luci), Howard Vandevere (Jamie), Kale Johnson (Denise), Khara Lewis, Cameron Brown (Ron), Will Bridges (Kristen), Mallory Bridges, Tiffany Bridges, Laura Hines (Matt), Stefanie Bridges, Scott Bridges; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Mary Ann was a breast cancer survivor and memorial donations can be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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