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Mr. Willie Henry “Buster” Bridges, Jr, 776 Harrison-Davisboro Road, Davisboro, GA departed this life Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM at the New Fleming Baptist Church, Bartow, GA. With the pastor Rev. C. Cason officiating.  Burial will be held in the Camp Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Sandersville, GA.

Mr. Bridges was a native of Washington County, the son of the late Willie Henry Bridges Sr. and Julia Thompson Bridges. He was a 1970 graduate of T J Elder High School, a member of the Camp Spring Baptist Church most of his life but later joined the Christian family at New Fleming Baptist.  Mr. Bridges moved to Atlanta, GA in 1975 where he worked as a police officer until he returned in 1985. Until recently, he was working as a train operator at Atlanta Steel.

Survivors includes his wife of 29   years, Emma Gamble Bridges,  Davisboro, GA; his children, Levon (Dorothy) Bridges, Louisville, Lorenzo Gamble, Davisboro,  Melanie (Willie “IT”) Brookins, Tammy Gamble, Davisboro; Siblings, Gary (Lisa) Bridges, Marvin Jordan and Euria Martin, Milledgeville, Glenda Samples, Atlanta, Helen (Jerry) Gilbert Barbara Ann (Tommy) Evans, Tennille; 11 grandchildren including 1, Kendrick Brown, that he reared as his own; four great grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lisa Bridges, Jerry Gilbert, Lula Gamble, Betty Heggs, William Middleton, Henry Heggs and Tommy Evans; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends,

Family may be contacted at the residence, 776 Harrison-Davisboro Road, Davisboro, GA or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home, 725 Beech Street, Louisville, is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Willie Henry “Buster” Bridges, Jr.

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  • Sunday, April 09, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Davis Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    We will keep you and your family in our prayer. upkins Family
    ~ Mary upkins   Louisville, GA
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    My Condolences and Prayers to my Cousin Willie's Family
    ~ Annette Smith   Levittown, PA
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    I am truly sorry for the loss and pain that Emma and the Bridges family and friends are feeling because of losing Buster recently in death. Most of us have had to endure the sorrow of losing a loved one in death. What helped me the most was prayer and faith in God's promises like found here at 1 Corinthians 15: 26 and it tells us: "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." The Bible also enlightens us at Hebrews 2:14 "so that through his (Jesus) death, he (Jesus) might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; Please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
    ~ M J Jarmon