Obituary: James L. Bridges Sr.

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BOSSIER CITY – Services for James Lee Bridges Sr., 79, will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Haughton with Pastor Gevan Spinney and Reverend Kevin Whitfield officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, LA, at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Funeral Home on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

James was born in Converse, Louisiana, on October 19, 1935, to parents Roy James and Malinda Russell Bridges. He passed away suddenly on October 27, 2014, in Bossier City, Louisiana. James was a tender-hearted jokester who loved to make people laugh. He had a strong love of animals, especially his beloved Scottish Terrier “Andy.” James loved the state of Louisiana and was particularly fond of his hometown, Pleasant Hill, or as he called it “P. Hill” and the “piney woods” of our state. James loved all sports, especially football, and he was a diehard LSU fan. He loved his family as Christ loved the church and was a devoted Christian who enjoyed watching Pat Day on Sunday mornings. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

James was preceded in death by his parents and his stepmother, Vories McCartney Bridges. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Kathryn “Sue” Tidwell Bridges; sons, Russell Alan Bridges and wife, Brenda, and James Lee Bridges Jr.; daughters, Malinda Bridges Whitfield and husband, Charlie, and Rene Bechard and husband, Chuck; brother, Roy Bush Bridges and wife, Judy; grandchildren, Kevin Whitfield, Kenneth Whitfield, Garrett Bridges, Katie Bridges, Lauren Owens, Aaron Gibbs and Justin McDonald; great-grandson Samuel Wayne Whitfield and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.

“I am nothing but a poor sinner, trusting in Christ alone for salvation” – Robert E. Lee

You may share words of comfort by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Haughton, LA.