Patricia Blackburn Bridges

Published 6:31 am Friday, September 29, 2023

Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Blackburn Bridges were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday morning, Sept. 21, 2023, at the Prentiss Presbyterian Church, with interment following in Whitesand Cemetery.  Dr. French Tripp officiated. Saulters Moore Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

The family received friends Thursday morning, beginning at 9 a.m. until the hour of service at Prentiss Presbyterian Church.

Patricia was carried to her final rest by her pallbearers Johnny Jones, Allen Blackburn, William Blackburn, Jeffrey Stephens, Mike Bridges and Zay Speed.  Grant Jones served as an honorary pallbearer.

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Patricia Blackburn Bridges, beloved resident of Prentiss, passed away on Sept. 17, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be cherished.

She was born on Feb. 2, 1952, in Jefferson Davis County, and spent her entire life in the community she held so dear.

She was a member of Prentiss Presbyterian Church where she taught countless children about Jesus in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and at Church Camp.

She particpated in basketball and track at Prentiss High School and was a graduate of the Class of 1970.

Patricia dedicated herself to various professions throughout her years. She worked at KLH Industries in Prentiss for several years, but it was her time at the Prentiss Public Library that brought her the greatest joy. Patricia found immense fulfillment in connecting with people from all walks of life and nurturing a love of reading within others. Her warm heart and genuine interest in others made every interaction at the library an opportunity for meaningful connection.  In addition to her work at the library, Patricia also served as a hostess at Saulters Moore Funeral Home. Her caring nature and attention to detail provided solace and comfort to grieving families during their most difficult times. Patricia’s innate ability to make people feel seen and supported shone through everything she did.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Patricia had a special place in her heart for those who were often forgotten. She took great pleasure in visiting residents at the nursing home, particularly those who rarely received visitors. Her thoughtful presence brought smiles to their faces and brightened their days. 

Describing Patricia as having a heart of gold would be an understatement. Her unwavering kindness touched countless lives in immeasurable ways. Whether she was lending a listening ear during challenging times or offering a helping hand without hesitation, Patricia’s impact resonated deeply with everyone fortunate enough to cross paths with her.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Annie Laura McRaney Blackburn; her grandson, Brandon Michael Jones and a sister, Margaret Jones.

Her memory will forever be cherished by her husband of over 50 years, Harold Bridges of Prentiss; two daughters, Kim Jones of Prentiss, Pam Riels (Joe) of Seminary; sister, Emily Stephens of Sumrall and her brother Charles Blackburn of Collins.  The legacy of their mawmaw will also live on through her grandchildren, Colton Jones, Sarah Riels and Allyson Riels.

In her passing, Prentiss has not only lost a remarkable community member but also a beloved friend. Patricia Blackburn Bridges will be remembered fondly for her genuine compassion, unwavering spirit, and selflessness. She leaves behind a legacy that serves as an inspiration to us all.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com

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