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Jean Bridges (12-13-20) service 12-17-20

Jean Phillips Bridges, 98, of Milledgeville, departed this life peacefully to her new home in Heaven on Sunday, Dec. 13, at AHC in Savannah.
She was born on Sept. 25, 1922, near Adamsville, the daughter the late John P. and Vonnie Hopper Phillips. She later moved to Morris Chapel and lived there until she met and married Ray Bridges on Sept. 14, 1940, who preceded her in death on June 23, 2004.
Jean is survived her two sons, James Philip “Phil” Bridges and his wife Gail of Sardis, David Ray Bridges and his wife Pie of Orange, Texas; daughter, Patricia Ann Smith of Milledgeville; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Bobbie Phillips of Milledgeville and Wilma Phillips of Gallatin, Tennessee.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Jean was preceded in death by her brothers, Ovid Phillips, John R. Phillips and Jimmy C. Phillips; sisters, Bunnah Finney, Mary Nell Phillips Jones, Patsy J. Ruth and June C. Brown; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
Jean was the oldest member of Milledgeville United Methodist Church. She was a member of the FCE Club of Sharing Hearts, Adamsville Senior Citizens and Crump Senior Citizens; she enjoyed meeting with her senior friends before the pandemic.
She retired from Garan Manufacturing in Adamsville, after several years of employment. Jean enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and many friends, and traveling with her husband before his death in 2004.
Everyone knew her as “Mama Jean.” She enjoyed baking pies and cakes for her neighbors and friends, and loved being with people and having company.
Mama Jean will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Memorial donations be made to Milledgeville United Methodist Church, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Services were held on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m., at Milledgeville United Methodist Church in Milledgeville with Jimmy Dyer and Jim Osborne officiating. Burial followed in Milledgeville Cemetery at Milledgeville.