Elouise C. Bridges
Elouise Crews Bridges, 83, of Blackshear, died Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 6, 2016) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities in Waycross following an extended illness.
Born July 6, 1933 in Lanier County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel “Bud” and Lona Giddens Crews. She lived for many years in Fernandina Beach, Fla., before moving to Blackshear in the late 90’s. She worked as a sales clerk for Waas Drug Store and was a member of Five Points Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Jack Bridges, and four sisters, Nora Bailey, Ann Hutto, Doris Exum and Louise Moore.
Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Wayne Dean, of Blackshear, and Lynn and Bill Collins, of Goldsboro, N.C.; four grandchildren, Mary Cornwell (husband, Jeff), of Lawndale, N.C., Jessica Collins, of Greenville, N.C., Erica Sports (husband, Sam), of Blackshear, and Will Collins (wife, Chelsea), of Fremont, N.C.; six great-grandchildren, Julia, Troy and Josie Cornwell, all of Lawndale, N.C., Jack and Joah Collins, both of Fremont, N.C., and Elouise Sports, of Blackshear; one sister, Alma Browning, of Lakeland; and one brother, Buddy Crews (wife, Margaret), of Nashville; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will take place Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Greenlawn Cemetery in Lakeland.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Christine J. Gaines
A celebration of life service for Evangelist Christine Jacobs Gaines, 60, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Power House of Faith Church, 1608 Louisiana Ave., with the church pastor, Elder Kenneth Kirksey, offering words of comfort and Elder Alfonso James presiding.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.
Visitation will be this evening from 5 to 7 o’clock at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
“Sister,” as she was affectionately known, was born Dec. 9, 1955 in Waycross to the late James Jacobs and Loualice Roach Jacobs. She received her formal education from the Waycross Public School System and graduated from Waycross High School. She furthered her education by receiving a degree as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). She was a former LPN at Baptist Village Care Home.
She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in the summer of 1980 under the leadership of the late Elder Ronnie McGee, founder of Powerhouse of Faith Ministries.
She served as president of pastoral care, as a praise leader, secretary of the missionary department, member of the senior choir, member of the usher board and was chairperson of the first assistant pastor celebration. She was a prayer warrior and intercessor.
She had a very pleasant personality and her congenial character won a place in the heart of those privilege to has know her.
God called her from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 4, 2016) to rest from her labor. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Christopher Jacobs and Robert Solomon, and a nephew, Vincent Jacobs.
Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Chauance Green Sr. (Lative); grandchildren, Chauance Green Jr., Christopher Green and Jarigah Perkins; sisters, Bonnie Kay Clark and Ann Jacobs; niece, Wilma Clark; nephew, Patrice Jacobs (Sherytina); special friends, Bernice Williams and Barbara Hawkins; cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at 267 Lindsey St.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Karen Lee Mayberry
A memorial service for Karen Lee Mayberry was held Wednesday evening at Victory Drive Church of God with the Rev. Terrance Waters officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.