Viola Bridges

Published 6:00 am Friday, November 16, 2007

Services for Viola Bridges, of Wesson, will be held at 2 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 17, at Old Saint John Missionary Baptist Church inWesson with burial in the church cemetery. Williams Mortuary is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home, withfamily hour from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Bridges, 85, died Nov. 10, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Copiah County on April 5, 1922, to JamesTruvillion and Addie Mae Armstrong.

She was retired. She was a member of Old St. John MissionaryBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, NapoleanBridges; her brothers, Charlie Jones, Jentle Pendleton and JamesTruvillion Jr.; her sisters, Connie Mae Gipson and FlordineChatman; and her great-grandson, Gervarius Dickey.

Survivors are her son, Alfred Bridges, of Lafayette, La.; herdaughters, Mildred Coleman, of Chicago, Ill., Ethel Mae Johnson, ofBrookhaven, Mary Lynn Smith, of Hazlehurst, Willie Mae Lyons,ofLaurel, and Shavania Lagayle Bridges, of Memphis, Tenn.; herbrothers, Virgil Smith, of Greenville, Alfred Durr, of Hazlehurst,James Truvillion, of Westwego, La., James Charles Truvillion, ofMcClain, and Robert Truvillion, of Baton Rouge, La.; her sisters,Arlie Taylor, of Los Angeles, Calif., Verlean Steward, of Lithonia,Ga., Johnnie Mae Dennis, of Chicago, and Viola Bolton, of McClain;her 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 11great-great-grandchildren.