Ansel Bridges

Ansel Marion Bridges, 85, of Laurinburg passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.

Born Nov. 25, 1934, Ansel was a loving son of the late Marion Douglas Bridges and Myrtle Owens Bridges, formerly of Scotland County. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed his life work in the food industry and landscaping business. Ansel served as a faithful member of the East Laurinburg Church of God. He enjoyed reading, gardening, digging in the dirt and especially his long walks talking with Jesus.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Joyce Bridges; son, Michael Wright; brothers, Harold Bridges and Alford Bridges; and sister, Beatrice Dixon.

Ansel is survived by his daughters, Cindy Currie, of Pinehurst, Joy Sessoms, of Aberdeen, Angela Vance, of Kill Devil Hills, Vicky Aldrich, of Conway, S.C., and Diane Ray, of Marston; brothers, Cecil Bridges, of Lumberton, William “Billy” Bridges, of Butner; and sister, Dorothy Danos, of Laurinburg; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his many nieces, nephews and a host of loving family and friends.

A celebration of life memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel officiated by the Rev. Brett Davis and the Rev. Harry Clark. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. A private interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.