Burwell Lee Bridges, Sr., age 93, of Keysville, VA, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 8, 2019. He was the devoted husband of Joyce Thompson Bridges for sixty years. Burwell retired from Burlington Industries/WestPoint Stevens with 35 years of service. Born in Chase City, VA, he was the son of the late Virgil Lee and Bertha Crow Bridges. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, R. E., and Jennings; and a step-son James Bowers. Burwell served in the U. S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict and was a member of American Legion Post 260. He was a devout Christian who loved to read the Bible. He enjoyed traveling, bowling, and talking with friends. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Burwell “Lee” Bridges, Jr., of Keysville, Robert “Warren” Bridges of Brookneal; a granddaughter, Danielle Fifield (Jim) of Farmville; a grandson, Brandon Bowers (Jessica) of Boydton; nieces, Helen Rogers (Jimmy), Verna Mae Bowers, and Linda Bridges all of Boydton; one sister-in-law, Shirley Thompson of Keysville; one brother-in-law, Earley Thompson (Irma) of Williamsburg; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2019, at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Monday, November 11, 2019, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1622 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228, or the Ash Camp Baptist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.