OBITUARY

Wendy M. Bridges

October 1, 1974May 29, 2014

Wendy Matthews Bridges

CAYCE – Funeral services for Wendy Matthews Bridges, 39, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel with interment in Southland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home chapel. Wendy was born October 1, 1974 in Columbia, SC to Simon R. Matthews and Ruthie Hornsby Matthews. She was a graduate of Lexington High School and the University of South Carolina with a degree in biology. Wendy lost her battle with cancer seventeen months after being diagnosed. Earlier on she worked in a lab and the family business, Simon Matthews Exterminating Company. Surviving are her parents; brother, Stephen Matthews and sister-in-law, Tracy; nephew, Tanner and niece, Stephanie; aunt, Vernell Bouknight; uncle and aunt, Karl and Edith Matthews; uncle, Dale Matthews and many friends and special friends, Gena Brown and Troy Whitlaw. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Lal and Paige Price in Oncology. There will be a celebration of Wendy’s Life at the home of her parents after the service. The dress will be casual. Memorials may be made to Lexington Medical Center Foundation, 2720 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Jessica Kross

May 31, 2014

To Simon and Mrs. Matthews. I am so sorry. I know this has been an ordeal for everyone. We can only hope that for your daughter it means an end to suffering. Take care.

Cheryl Whitfield (Young)

May 31, 2014

So heartbroken to hear of Wendy's passing. We had such good times as roommates our freshman year of college. I will never forget the many talks and laughter! Wendy will be missed! She had such a loving soul!

Tessa C.

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace

Tessa C.

May 31, 2014

Farewell and God bless you, sweet girl. Rest in peace and fear no more. Your time in pain is over.

Shannon Lybrand-West,Johnny Lybrand ,

May 31, 2014

Our Dear Sweet Wendy...Our hearts are heavy today. I can't believe it's true! We will always remember your sweet demeanor,your contagious laugh,and those beautiful Big Brown Eyes & Lashes.We will treasure all the fun times we had & shared at Bryan's Cleaners,Erins' and Laurins',& times we spent at my house. Heaven gained a Beautiful Angel ??..for you are now home in the arms of The Lord. Free from all illness and pain,a new life restored. May you REST PEACEFULLY,Sweet Friend!! Until we meet again....To Your Family,May God continue to be their strength during this most difficult time. We lift You & Your Family Up to him,in prayer! God Bless!????????

Rashunda Yuhas (Taylor)

May 31, 2014

So heart breaking to know that the world has lost a beautiful person...but we can find comfort in knowing that we have gained an angel...may your soul rest in peace classmate.

hazel amick

May 31, 2014

So sorry to hear about the passing of your dear Wendy .May God wrap his loving arms around each of you to help you thro this .Hazel Amick [ Gilbert , S C }

Brooke sharpe Porth

May 31, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of a dear sweet girl. My thought and prayers are with your family.

Shirin M Hook

May 30, 2014

I'm Praying for Wendy's family & friends during this difficult time. I'll always cherish my memories of my sweet friend! I feel blessed to have known her even if it was so long ago! She was a great person! May you rest in peace!

Faith Baldwin

May 30, 2014

I wanted to let you know that my family was devastated when we found out today that Wendy had lost the fight. We never really knew your family other than the kinship that arises from going through this disease together. Me, my mother and my father will so miss seeing Wendy's smiling face in the chemo room. I am so thankful that we were able to exchange words here and there when my mother and Wendy were in the hospital together 2 weeks ago. My dad and I gathered courage from your family as we know that our time for grieving will also come. God bless you.