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.

Condolence Messages

  1. Paul & Dot Lawson

    10 November 2019 5 years ago

    Dear Joyce & family
    We were so very sorry to hear about Burwell. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & all the family. May God be with you & give you strength & comfort during this difficult time.
    Sending love & prayers, Paul & Dot

  2. Janice noblin

    10 November 2019 5 years ago

    John Henry and I are so sorry to hear the loss of a husband and a father may comfort you all through this difficult time God bless you all

  3. Bonnie Hudson

    10 November 2019 5 years ago

    So sorry for your loss

  4. Cindy Perkins

    10 November 2019 5 years ago

    Burwell was a loving and wonderful man full of hugs and smiles every time I saw him. I will always remember the fantastic dinners, holidays and get together’s over at he and Joyce’s house. Im so sorry for everyone’s loss and want to express my condolences and wish the family many thoughts and prayers during this time.

  5. April Adams

    10 November 2019 5 years ago

    I will always have fond memories of Mr. Bridges. I loved talking with him and his sweet smile. May your memories bring you comfort. He will be missed.


    10 November 2019 5 years ago

    Lee, I am sorry for your lost.

  7. Jimmie Dix

    10 November 2019 5 years ago

    To the Bridges family, I am so very sorry to hear Mr Bridges passing. I will remember him as a kind, and gentle man. Our times together bowling was so fun. I will always cherish those memories with Mrs Bridges. I so pray for the entire family. Will keep you all in my prayers. May God hold you close during this time.

  8. Frieda T. Whirley

    10 November 2019 5 years ago

    Joyce and family. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and thoughts.

  9. Joseph Giles

    11 November 2019 5 years ago

    Tiffany and I wish to express our sadness at Burwell’s passing. He was a gentle soul and we will remember him fondly. You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers, as well as those of Berkeley Baptist Church. In his absence, he is now present before Christ!
    Pastor Joey Giles, Tiffany and Rebekah

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