Sylvia R Bridges

September 2, 1935August 28, 2013
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Sylvia Rippy Bridges

Sylvia R. Bridges, age 77, passed away on Wednesday August 28, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones in Wilmington, NC.

Mrs. Bridges was born on September 2, 1935 in Rutherfordton, NC, daughter of the late Boyd Rippy and Clara Dalton Rippy . She is also preceded in death by one sister, Rosemary Roark and one brother Bryon Rippy.

Mrs. Bridges was a woman who was loved and admired by many people. She was a devoted Christian, loyal and Compassionate friend, and beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time in the Word, painting, drawing and investing in the lives of others.

Mrs. Bridges is survived by her brother, Jack Rippy. Mrs. Bridges was the mother of and survived by Sherry Spencer and husband Joel, Dixon Bridges Jr., and Chris Bridges and wife Barbara; grandmother and survived by Josh Patterson, Amanda Rau, Cameron Bridges, and Brandon Bridges; and great-grandmother to Ella Rau. She is also survived by step grandsons Shawn Spencer and family and Chauncey Spencer and family.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday August 31, 2013 at Winter Park Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC with a memorial service to follow at 11:00a.m. at the same location. A private burial will be at Oleander Gardens. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their Excellent care and support. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Winter Park Baptist Church of Wilmington and Lower Cape Fear Hospice of Wilmington.

The staff of Coble Ward Smith is honored to serve the family of Sylvia R. Bridges.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sylvia R Bridges

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Ramona Blanton

September 11, 2013

I still cannot find the words to describe how much I will miss her, but I am grateful for the time she had in Wilmington and I hope God gives you peace at this time

Everette and Helen Thombs

August 31, 2013

Dear Sherry and Family, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to you. We will miss your Mom's beautiful smile and wonderful friendship that we had for many years. Please know that we are very sorry for your loss and we will pray that God will comfort and keep you in His care forever.

Kathy Brooks

August 31, 2013

My deepest sympathies to the family. We have lost a great Lady and a good friend.
Have a blessed journey my friend and soar with the heavenly Angles !
I will miss you, but I have great memories that will be with me always!

August 30, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Rick Martin

August 30, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.