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Joyce Watson Bridgers, 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 2, 2020 at Pine Forest Rest Home in Potecasi, NC.  


She was the perfect wife, mother, and grandmother, and she will be missed forevermore.  

Joyce was born July 14, 1935 in Northampton County, NC, daughter of the late Neutron and Ella Mae Martin Watson.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, William Henry Bridgers, a son, Jeffrey Bridgers, a daughter, Debby Bridgers, a granddaughter, Peyton Gleason, a daughter-in-law, Sandi Bridgers, and a sister, Carol Williams. 

Surviving are her children, Steve Bridgers and wife Robbie of Conway, NC, Alesia Reeves and husband Todd of Iron Station, NC, and Henry Bridgers and fiancée Jenny Jenkins of Conway,  NC; one sister,  Brenda Meyer and husband Bill, of Rolling Meadows, IL, and a brother, Charlie Watson and wife Net, of Midlothian VA.; a grandson, Joshua Bridgers of Conway, NC,  granddaughters Corrie Harrison and husband Bill of Murfreesboro, NC, Cameron McPherson and husband Joshua of Fayetteville, NC, and Slayton Bridgers of Gastonia, NC;  a step-grandson Matthew Reeves of Maiden, NC, and two step-granddaughters Samantha Demer and husband Zachary of Virginia Beach, VA, and Savannah Reeves of Iron Station, NC; two great-grandsons, Reid Harrison and Bridger McPherson; and step-great-grandson Adrian Demer.

The Reverend Carol Taylor will conduct the graveside service at Milwaukee Cemetery on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.  Due to Covid-19 limitations, there will be no formal visitation at the funeral home, but friends and family are invited to pay respects and sign the guest register at Askew Funeral Home in Jackson, NC. Additionally, the online guest register is available at www.askewfs.com

While flowers are appreciated, please also consider a memorial donation to Pine Forest Rest Home at 3277 NC Highway 35, Woodland, NC  27897, or the Milwaukee Cemetery Commission, c/o Steve Bridgers, 675 Doolittle Mill Road, Conway, NC  27820.   

If attending the service, please be aware of social distancing.