Betty Bridges – age 78 of North Knoxville, died following a brief illness on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Hillcrest Healthcare North.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Bridges was born on September 9, 1933 in Jacksonville, Florida and was raised in the Jacksonville area prior to moving to Tennessee. She enjoyed the beach and in her youth was an avid tennis player, but foremost was her family. Leading a simple life, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and became a television tennis enthusiast in her later years.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William E. Bridges; brothers, Bill Mullis and Jim Mullis.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and John Barker of Knoxville; son, Bill Bridges of Arkadelphia, AR; daughter, Renee Giles of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Louanne Bridges of Lenoir City; devoted granddaughter, Kellye Barker; granddaughters, Lori Pritchard, Kristi Watson, Melissa Headrick, Leann Miller and Sheri Wood; brothers, Bob Mullis of Cleveland, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.
Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com.
Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.