John David Bridges departed this life on December 10, 2017. John was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 28, 1932 to the late Mary Bridges.

John attended Garner Consolidated High School until the 9th grade. He was a dedicated employee for over 35 years for the state of North Carolina as a custodian.

John joined St. Anna Freewill Baptist Church at an early age and later attended and joined Springfield Baptist Church. John stated that he would like to be known as a “loving man”.

John was also preceded in death by one brother, Kemp Bridges; one sister, Dorothy Jackson; one son, Robert Holloway; one daughter, Joan Bridges; one grandson, Evan Bridges, and one great-granddaughter, Zionnah Muldrow.

John David Bridges leaves to cherish his memories; his wife of 54 years, Vangeleane Bridges of Raleigh, NC; his children: son, Christopher Bridges of Garner, NC; daughter, Michelle Bridges of Raleigh, NC, son, Gregory Bridges (Amy) of Raleigh, NC, and son, Kelvin Bridges (Jessica) of Raleigh, NC; twelve grandchildren: Eric, Erica (Chris), Jasmine, Tieko, Gretchen, Jared, Adrienne, Gabriel, Kira, Kammi, and Kharisma; nine great-grandchildren: Hevan, Zach, Azariah, Aveyana, Dashawn, Jaymes, Matthew, Jewel, and Jaliyh, and a host of nieces, in-laws, other family and friends.

Funeral service at 12:30 PM Monday December 18, 2017 at Springfield Baptist Church, 4309 Auburn-Knightdale Road, Raleigh, NC preceded by a 12:00 noon visitation. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens.

Viewing from 2:00 - 8:00 PM Sunday December 17, 2017 at Haywood Funeral Home.