Aug. 23, 1959 – Dec. 2, 2021
Sharon C “Shirley” Bridges, 62, died Dec. 2, 2021 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland.
Born Aug. 23, 1959, in New Orleans, she was the daughter of the late Sullivan Walker and Willie Mae Bridges.
She joined Oak Grove United Methodist Church at an early age. She attended Tylertown High School as a full time student. She was a homemaker until her children were grown. She worked as a waitress, bus attendant, and housekeeper for Peachwood Nursing Center for 17 years where she became a certified nursing assistant. She worked for McLaren Oakland as a nurse assistant until her passing.
Survivors are her loving daughter, Tarsha (Toiy) Bridges-Williams; grandchildren DeBrian Lewis and Chavez Williams of Pontiac, Brooklynn Amerson; siblings, Ella Mae Taylor (Deloris), Sandra Bridges, of New Orleans, Williw MaGee, Caralean Smith, Sandra Carr of Tylertown, Juanita Bridges of Pontiac Mich., Allen Quinn of Tylertown, Douglas Walker of Gulfport, Michael Bridges of Pontiac, Mich.; special niece, Shannon Bridges of Lithonia, GA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond James Carter; children, Fredricko L. Bridges and Sheila F. Bridges; granddaughter, Eyania Amerson; siblings, L.C. Bridges “Cman”, Ricky Quinn, Larry Bridges, Evelyn Major, Sedona Slocum, Arbizine Smith and Elaine Walker.
A funeral service was Dec. 18, 2021, at Oak Grove UMC with Rev. Steven Taylor officiating, interment in the church cemetery.
Survivors are her daughter, Tarsha T. Bridges-Williams; grandchildren, DeBrian Lewis and Chavez Williams; siblings, Ella Mae Taylor, Willie MaGee, Sandra Bridges, Carolyn Smith, Juanita Bridges-Mitchell, Michael Bridges, Sandra Carr, Douglas Walker, Allen Quinn.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond James Carter; children, Fredricko L. Bridges and Sheila F. Bridges; granddaughter, Eyania Amerson; parents, Willie Mae Bridges and Sullivan Walker.
Pallbearers were Frank Smith Jr., Billy Pettiway Jr., Dontavious Bridges, Otis William Sr., Jyell Henery and Rusty Bridges.
Honorary pallbearers were Jermaine Etchen, Curtis Major, Dwight Major, Julius Smith, Dujuan Taylor and Joseph Harris.
Washington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangments.