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Fleta Pearl Bridges

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 12, 2015, at New Zion M.B. Church, Oakvale, Mississippi, for Mrs. Fleta Pearl Bridges, 83, who died Monday, September 7, at Jeff Davis Community Hospital, Prentiss, MS. Rev. Willie V. Magee officiated with interment following in the church cemetery.

Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Fleta Pearl Bridges was born to the late Isaac and Arlena Hammond in Jefferson Davis County, MS. She was married to the late Mose Bridges, seven children were raised in this union. She was a member of New Zion M.B. Church where she was a member of the usher board, choir, Senior Mission I and II and Eastern Star. She was also a quartet singer for 48 years; she was one of the original members of the The Consolers of Monticello for eight years. She was an original member of the Spiritual Carolettes for 40 years. She was a babysitter and caregiver for many years.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Fayetta Terrell; four brothers, Fredrick, Virgil, Kelly and Evon Hammond; five sisters, Jessie Buckley, Fannie Speights, Alice Carney, Versie Hammond and Mable Christopher.

She is survived by three sons, Milton (Sandra) Bridges of Jackson, MS, Emmit (Dorothy) Bridges of Shivers, MS, and Michael (Rosa) Bridges of Prentiss, MS; three daughters, Mary Ann Bridges and Hattie Bridges both of Silver Creek, MS, Gwendolyn (Willie) Bridges of Houston, TX; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.