Norma Louise (White) Bridges
February 2, 1937 – September 4, 2020
Norma Louise (White) Bridges, 83, of Norman, Oklahoma passed peacefully from this life on Friday, September 4, 2020. Services have been entrusted to the care of Advantage Funeral Service. A visitation has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 12:00pm-7:00pm, at Advantage Funeral Service. The Bridges Family will be greeting friends from 5:00pm-7:00pm the evening of visitation. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10:00am at Advantage Funeral Service, 7720 S. Penn Ave, OKC, OK 73159.
Norma Louise (White) Bridges was born on February 2, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Luther Joseph White and Jewel Ida (Dyer) White. She grew up on a farm in rural Oklahoma with her older half-brother, Jack Sallee. Norma attended high-school in Oklahoma City. At the age of 23, she met her husband, Billy Ray Bridges, and they were married in the year of 1959. Together, they raised one son, Randal Bridges. They were a family of three up until July 20, 1964, when Billy passed away. Norma continued on after his death, working at Capitol Hill Floral Shop, and doing janitorial work at the State Hospital to provide for herself and her son. The last, and most enjoyable job that Norma did, was being an adult caretaker for DHS. After she left the workforce, Norma spent majority of her time doing what she loved-shopping. She made many trips to the thrift store (often, dragging family members along!). By far, her most favorite type of shopping was browsing real estate. Big, small, old, or new-Norma would book a viewing for the mostly likely out of budget home, and imagine it as her own. Those that knew her, would say that Norma had a great sense of humor. She also liked dogs; sometimes more than people.
Norma is survived by son Randal Bridges (Cindy) of Noble, Oklahoma; grandchild Melanie Russow (Kris), grandchild Kayla Taylor (Dustin), grandchild Randal Bridges Jr. (Katie), grandchild Rebecca Jones (Chance), great grandchild Zoe Russow, great grandchild Vivica Russow, great grandchild Laynie Russow, great grandchild Kyle Taylor, great grandchild Ryan Taylor, great grandchild Eli Bridges, great grandchild Holsten Bridges and great great grandchild Robin Russow.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband Billy Ray Bridges; father Luther Joseph White; mother Jewel Ida (Dyer) White and half-brother Jack Sallee.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.AdvantageSouth.com for the Bridges family.
- Luther Joseph White, Father (deceased)
- Jewel Ida (Dyer) White, Mother (deceased)
- Billy Ray Bridges, Husband (deceased)
- Randal Ray Bridges (Cindy), Son
- Melanie Russow (Kris), Grandchild
- Kayla Taylor (Dustin), Grandchild
- Randal Bridges Jr. (Katie), Grandchild
- Rebecca Jones (Chance), Grandchild
- Zoe Russow, Great Grandchild
- Vivica Russow, Great Grandchild
- Laynie Russow, Great Grandchild
- Kyle Taylor, Great Grandchild
- Ryan Taylor, Great Grandchild
- Eli Bridges, Great Grandchild
- Holsten Bridges, Great Grandchild
- Robin Russow, Great Great Grandchild
- Jack Sallee, Half Brother (deceased)
- Norma also leaves behind two nephews: Rick & Ron Sallee.
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Norma Louise (White) Bridges
September 13, 2020
You raised two boys through difficult times and demonstrated how to fight for your rights against the odds. You taught me to never light firecrackers in the house, to always plan ahead, shop for the best buys, and saved me when crippled from an auto wreck.
I know your path is clear and that you're restored to glory now that your mission is done.
We will miss you until the day we are reunited again.
Earl & Barbara Bridgeford
September 6, 2020
Norma had a beautiful smile and a laugh that was contagious. So sorry for your loss!