Alex Bridges, Jr., 77, of 261 Speedway Road,
Alex was a 1962 graduate of Granard High School where he was a great football player. He formerly worked at Magnolia, Fiber and Nestle. He enjoyed a long career driving trucks and retired from Grady Randolph Trucking Company.
He was saved at an early age and initially joined Young Grove Baptist Church. He later moved to Concord Baptist Church where he was a dedicated member of the Sunday School and sang with the Senior Gospel Choir where he served as Vice President and previ
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
Along with his wife Lizzie, he leaves to cherish his memory: sons, Alexis Joe (Tierra) Bridges, Sr., James L. (Jacquelyn) Bridges, and Jackie M. Bridges; daughters, Lina (Clay, Sr.) Champion, Zina Bridges, Yvette (Hazel) Ross, and Regina (Frederick) Marks; four grandchildren raised in the home as their own, Dareon Bridges (Nadirah Rashada), Alexis Joe Bridges, Jr., Alex Bridges (Evette Lindsay), and Charlexis Bridges (Larry Camp); 25 additional grandchildren, Dakeia (Richard) Rodgers, Dakara Bridges, Damarreun (Kita) Bridges, Laura Wray, Kameron Norris, Duntea Turner, Clay Champion, Jr. (Ashley Littleton), Claynesha Champion, Jada Coleman, Tyson Richards, Charnica Bridges, Alexis Bridges, Alexander Bridges, Auryanah S. Johnson, Sherman Hayes, Jr., Amyia Hayes, Sharleen Hayes, Zach Ross (Tiffany Pearson), Everett Ross, Jamal Ross, Jalen Underwood (Kalila Carlo), Joshua Bridges, Austin Bridges, Jerod Dawkins, and Quinton Ellis; 28 great-grandchildren, Rashaad Bridges, Tara Bridges, Koda Reams, Caden, Champion, Kairo Champion, Undre Lindsay, KeyAsia Lindsay, Endyia Lindsay, Travis Smith, Kamijah Pendergraph, X’Zayvion Bridges, Omarrion Bridges, Sebastian Camp, Zhamari Dixon, Domonique Littlejohn, Zariah Pearson, Tamaiya Pearson, Lynniah Pearson, Mila Underwood, Darius Dawkins, Jerod Dawkins, Jr., Jayden Dawkins, Derrick Dawkins, Jahair Dawkins, Justus Dawkins, Kam Ellis, Quinton Ellis, Jr., and Ali Jane Ellis; 2 great-great grandchildren, Kensley Lindsay and Kayden White; a brother, Monroe (Betty) Bridges; sisters, Mary Brown and Willie Ruth Gatewood (“Jam-Up” Tate); mother-in-law, Mondean Covington; special cousins treated like sisters, Claudia (William) Johnson and Onnie Kay (Larry) Dawkins; special cousins raised like grandchildren, Jorbuay (Yvette) Clary, Joy Johnson, Diamynd Buckson, and Kelsey Davidson; sister-in-law, Willie Pearl Bridges; brothers-in-law, Bobby Young
The Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 29th at 1:00 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. He will be in state in the church Saturday at 12:00 noon.
At the family’s request, please limit calls and visits to between 11:00 am and 9:30 pm daily at the home.
The Gilmore Mortuary