Sadie Bridgers Vann Bridgers

Published 7:56 pm Friday, October 21, 2011

GREENVILLE – Sadie Bridgers Vann Bridgers, 87, formerly of Conway, passed away on Friday, October, 21, 2011 in Greenville surrounded by her family.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2011 in Conway Baptist Church by the Reverends Willie A. McGlohon and James Hester.  Burial will follow in The Conway Cemetery.

Mrs. Bridgers, born November 5, 1923, was a native and lifelong resident of Northampton County.  She grew up in the Town of Milwaukee, (Kirby Township) and graduated from Conway High School.  On December 21, 1945, she married Charlie Wilson Bridgers and moved to Conway and became a homemaker.  Sadie later attended Chowan College in Murfreesboro.  She worked for the Town of Conway as the town clerk, treasurer, and tax collector for over 26 years.  She was a very active member of the Women Missionary Union, was church treasurer for many years, was a member of the church choir and served on the Board of Trustees.  She taught a Sunday school class for the youth and was a member of The Nellie Deloatch Group and The Lonnie Sasser Class.

She enjoyed meeting people and traveling with her family and friends, cooking, and working in her garden.  Sadie moved to Greenville in 2009 to be closer to her only child and his family.

Mrs. Bridgers was preceded in death on November 13, 1993 by her husband of over 48 years, Charlie Wilson Bridgers; her parents, Norfleet Harold Vann and Sadie Zera Bridgers; and a sister, Dorothy Vann.

She is survived by her son, Charles L. Bridgers and wife, Mattie Moye, of Greenville; three grandsons, Jonathan Vann Bridgers of Greenville, Christopher Holton Bridgers and wife, Lindsay, of Morehead, City, and Andrew Davis Bridgers of Greenville; great-grandson, Holton Anderson Bridgers of Morehead City; brother, Norf Harold Vann of Chesapeake, VA; niece, Elaine Vann Massey and husband, Doug, of Wilmington; and nephew, Norf Harold Vann Jr. of Chesapeake, VA.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Conway Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the physicians and staff that provided excellent care for her in Golden Living Center.  They also would like to thank her special friends for their love and support throughout the years.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Conway Baptist Church, 229 North Church St., (PO Box 160) Conway, NC  27820 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville, NC.