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Melenda (Nena) Williams  Bridges

Melenda (Nena) Williams  Bridges passed away on Dec. 26, 2018, at the age of 53, after a long and too often difficult battle with cancer.  She died peacefully at home while sleeping and surrounded by her family.

Services were held Dec. 28, 2018, at Walker’s Funeral Home and Creamtory in Mebane, North Carolina,

A native of George County,  Nena was born on Dec. 27, 1964, the daughter of Alva Williams.

She was married on Feb.14, 1992, to her best friend, David Earl Bridges of Prentiss. They relocated to North Carolina in 2004 and settled in Efland. She loved praising Jesus every day and was content taking care of her home and spoiling her husband and children.

Survivors include her husband, David Earl Bridges of Efland, North Carolina; one daughter: Whitney Graves (Caleb) of Prentiss; two sons: Zachary Bridges (Danielle) of Apex, North Carolina and Seth Bridges (Jeshuron) of Efland, North Carolina; two nieces, Kristin Walters (JW) of Lucedale; Adrianna Williams of Lucedale; three nephews,  Joseph Davis (Jamie) of Lucedale; Cody Davis of Lucedale; Austen Williams of Lucedale; four grandchildren, Dylan, Eli, Madison and Samantha; two great nieces Bethany and Destany; and three great nephews Tristen, Trey and Jeremiah.  Also surviving Nena are two sisters, Ruth Davis (Mitchell) of Lucedale and Mazie Garcia (Sebastian) of Grand Bay, Alabama; a brother, Benjamin Williams of Lucedale and her mother-in-law, Virginia Bridges of Prentiss.

All were very dear to her.  She was adored and loved by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by father-in-law Robert Edward (Buck) Bridges in 1996, her son Robert Edward (Robbie) Bridges in 1999 and her mother Alva Lucille Goff Williams in 2009.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in memory of Melenda W. Bridges using the following link at http://unclineberger.org/waystohelp/giving/memorial-honor. Condolences may be sent to 413 Chadwick Lane, Efland, North Carolina, 27243.