Melvin Wesley Bridges

Melvin Wesley Bridges

Chesapeake, VA
08.07.1949 - 09.03.2017

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Melvin’s memory to the Alpha-1 foundation at or to the University of Virginia Transplant Center West Complex, 1300 Jefferson Park Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22903.

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Baker-Foster Funeral Home
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Amy & Family, I was shocked to hear of Melvin's passing. Melvin and I grew up in the same neighbor back in the 60's and had great times together along with the other kids in the neighbor. My family moved to Portsmouth but occasionally I would run into him as he worked at Burger Chef off Airline Blvd. Thanks to you Amy your dad and I reconnected a few years ago and kept in touch via Facebook. He was a great guy and I am proud to have known him and Marvin. Keep your faith, God will take care of all of you. I miss our conversations we use to have when you worked for Bob. Your dad was a special person and he will be missed. Prayers to you and your family. Tom

Tom Ashcraft

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