Melvin Wesley Bridges
Melvin Wesley Bridges, 68, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away September 3, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA surrounded by family. Melvin Bridges was born in Parkersburg, WV to the late Harold and Evelyn Bridges. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1995.
Melvin is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Candice Castellanos Bridges; one son Bryan N. Bridges (Wendy); two daughters Amy B. Thursby (Todd) and Jenni B. Facenda (Jason) all of Chesapeake, VA; one brother Marvin W. Bridges (Nancy) of Smithfield, VA; one sister Marilyn B. Boyce (Keith) of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren Blair & Neil Bridges; Megan & Ashley Thursby; and Tyler & Xander Facenda; many loved nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides his parents, he is preceded by a sister, Valerie Ann.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane Suffolk, VA 23435. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Melvin’s memory to the Alpha-1 foundation at https://www.alpha1.org/How-to-Help/Help-Raise-Funds/Donate or to the University of Virginia Transplant Center West Complex, 1300 Jefferson Park Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Baker-Foster Funeral Home
5685 Lee Farm Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435