ELLENBORO - Betty Jean Bridges Hughes, of 396 E Butler Road, went home to be with Jesus Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Fair Haven Home. Betty Jean was born June 20, 1930, in Cleveland County.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Hughes; her daughter, Janice Merrell; her grandson, Blandon Merrell; her daddy, the Rev. Odell Bridges; her mama, Clara Wilkerson Bridges; brothers, James, Horace, J.L. and Obie; two infant brothers; and two sisters, Inez Miller and Frances Cooper.
She is survived by one brother, the Rev. Earl Bridges of Kings Mountain; and many nieces, nephews and close, loving friends.
Betty Jean was a member of Drury Dobbins Baptist Church.
Betty Jean lived a larger part of her life in California. She loved to travel, gardening, gospel music and spending time with her friends and family.
At Betty Jean's request, there are no services planned at this time.
Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family.
Online condolences at www.clevelandfuneralservice.com
Cleveland Funeral Services
2518 W Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 18, 2014