Theotis Bridges, departed this life to take a flight home on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
Theotis "Dick" was born in Opelika, Alabama ON November 10,1937, and one of ten to the late Arthur Lee Bridges, and Ora Lee Collier-Bridges He attended school in Lee County, Alabama before he, and his family moved to Apopka, FL in 1950, where he attended Phillis Wheatley. He later met, and married his wife Mary Frances Moss-Bridges, and to their union there were three beautiful daughters born.
The Bridges family served as members of New Hope Missionary Baptist under the late Rev J. M. Bing, and was baptized under their fellowship. However, Theotis later became a member of Fountain of Life Baptist Church. Theotis spent years working at Plymouth Citrus Products Inc., and then retired from his career with Orange County Public Schools where he worked in the custodian services field. When he was not working, he was doing things that he loved such as, sight-seeing, bike riding and relaxing at the beach. The beach, for my dad, was a place where he would visit with no agenda, that consisted of things to do. He would just go with intent of allowing things to go with whatever breeze, or flow there was when he arrived.
Theotis was a man who loved his family. He is best known as being very cheerful, sarcastic, and playful with family and friends. Most of the family was given a unique nickname that he thought was best suitable for them, and after you were named this nickname, it was yours to keep for each time, he would refer to you as such when he saw you.
Theotis’ loving wife Mary Frances Moss-Bridges, and granddaughter Jasmine preceded his passing, along with his siblings, Arthur Lee Bridges, Jr., John T. Bridges, Lorenzo Bridges, Tilmer E. Bridges, Ethel Cook, Romelia Prince, and Almelia Prince. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving family that includes three daughters Felesha (Reggie), Roshawna (Jerome Sr.), and Karen Bridges. eight grandkids Nathaniel known as Rashad, Branden, Jerome Jr., Daijah (Shawna), Kristopher, J’nai, Jaidah, and Imoni; special sons-in-law: Jerome Jackson Sr., and Reggie Williams; two sisters-in-law: Annie Love Bridges, and Mary Bridges, VIP great-niece: Andrea Bridges, Special great-great Niece Yurika Wright; VIP Nephews Keith, Lorenzo Sr. , Bobby Bridges Sr., and Ollie J Prince Jr (Ollie J. “Boobie” Jr. preceded his demise), all of Apopka; daughter in Christ: Bernita Brown, beloved family loved one: Lillian “Mechelle” Johnson and three grandkids in Christ: Courtney Charles, Devonte Norwood, and Alexis Pollard, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces, and great-nephews, cousins and other sorrowing relatives, and friends.
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