Gloria Jean Bridges

April 8, 1941 ~ January 3, 2011

Gloria Jean Bridges, 69, of Lake Charles died at 11:38 PM on Monday, January 3, 2011 in her residence.

Mrs. Bridges was born in Bell City, LA on April 8, 1941 and lived in Lake Charles most of her life. She was a 1959 graduate of LaGrange Senior High School. Mrs. Bridges was co owner of American Citadel Guard and past owner of the Emporium of Lake Charles. She was a member of University United Methodist Church.

She had a passion for gardening and reading.

Those left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Kelly Bridges of Lake Charles, Jennifer Roessler and husband Keith, Jr. of Lake Charles, and Jody Tada of Sugar Hill, GA; two sisters, Connie Roche and Anita Duke both of Lake Charles; six grandchildren, Joshua Courville, Devin Laughlin, Kaitlyn Courville, Ian Fontenot, and Koji and Seji Tada; and one great grandchildren, Finlee Rose Courville. She is also survived by her toy poodle, Bouk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl and Ernest Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Randall Chesson will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM and will continue on Thursday from 8:00 AM until time of services.

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  1. All my memories of Aunt Gloria are good ones. She will be missed greatly. She always had a smile, and a kindness that was real. I miss you. Doug

  2. My deepest sympathy to Gloria's family. She was a wonderful person and had a smile for everyone! May your memories of your mother/grandmother bring you comfort now and in the future.Love to all,Pam Giangrosso (Lamar's cousin)Omaha, Ne.

  3. To the family loved ones of Gloria, My thoughts and prayers go out to you. She will be deeply missed.Respectfully,Jeff

  4. To: Kelly, Jennifer Jody Gloria's sisters her grandkids.Your Mom,sister and grandmother was a precious lady and always so kind to the Bridges family we will always remember her. May God Bless you and comfort you as you go thru this difficult time. Love to all of you,uncle D. A. aunt Elaine

  5. Your services for our Lord are complete. You touched lives you do not even realize, but God knows and blessed you for it. You finally get to go home, to the kingdom you deserve. You will be missed.

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