Bridget M. Sears
MATHEWS - In loving memory of Bridget Mary Sears, 57, of Cobbs Creek, who went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday morning.
Bridget was a generous soul who never met a stranger and was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, and a friend to all she ever encountered. She was employed by Mathews School System and enjoyed sharing time with all of "her kids" and co-workers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gen. John P. and Mary Margaret Flynn.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Sears; daughter, Molly Rudd; son, Michael and wife, Mica Rudd; son, Tanner Sears of Mathews; two sisters, Sheila Rosenstein and Michaela and husband, Jim VanDuesen; two brothers, Kevin Flynn and Sean Flynn; grandchildren, Jackson and Cooper Rudd.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009, in the Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans VA 23061. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published by Daily Press from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2009.
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My dear friend Bridget I am so sorry that we allowed too much time to pass before trying to reconnect. I only found out about your passing while trying to locate you so I could hopefully see you during a visit to Virginia. I could not believe that I had missed the opportunity. I just want you and your family to know that I was truly blessed to have had you as a friend for the time that I did. Your ever joyous personality has served as an example to me and I have had to rely on it heavily from time to time. Though I hadn't seen you in years I have often thought about you and the good times that we did have together. You used to just crack me up when we worked together at Bob's. I know that you were a blessing to many others, too, and I am just to glad that I was allowed to know your happy face and loving heart. To you family I offer my very belated sympathy, and I pray that they to will feel you smiling on them, just when they need it the most.
Carolea Hunter (Dudding)
August 15, 2010
May 10, 2009
I celebrate you and the wonderful gift of unconditional love and support that you have given me through our years together. You have taught me the value love, family, giving, sharing and kindness. I miss you so much, on this day and everyday. The memories I have shared with you and your smile and your laugh shall always give me comfort. Especially this first Mother's Day without you. I have never been more proud to say that I am your daughter. You are an extraordinary example to live by. I love you and Happy Mother's Day!

Molly (your De-Da)
May 10, 2009
Larry, Tanner and Family,
As you know Bridget was a second mom to my boys and a dear friend of mine. I believe that if there ever were any angels on earth Bridget was one. She always had time to listen and truly cared. Someone once told me that God only picks the best flowers for his bouquet in heaven and he really did get the best when picking Bridget. My love and thoughts with each and everyone of you. We love you Bridget!
Heather, Joshua and Jerry
Heather Brunk
April 8, 2009

So sorry to hear of your loss. I do know how hard it is to loose your spouse. I pray that God will bring you comfort during this difficult time. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

With Sympathy,
Terry Grinnell Hudgins
April 6, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear about Bridget!I was in shock when I got the phone call from Heather!It still feels unreal.As you know I watched Tanner in my home last summer and got to spend time with Bridget when she came to pick him up.She was the sweetest person ever.Please let me know if I can help in anyway!Take care~Holly Peters
Holly Peters
April 6, 2009

I was so sorry to hear about Bridget. I first met her years ago when she worked at Cobbs Creek Market. She was always so nice with a great personality! I started seeing her again more recently at the high school when I would pick up Meals on Wheels. I deliver several times a month and I always take my 5 year old Henry with me when I go. Bridget would always make over him so much and he really liked her alot! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Alda Hudgins Barnett
April 5, 2009
Larry (soap)....We were sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Although we didn't know her we know she was a great person because she married you.
Our thoughts are with you & your family.
Carol & Keith Morgan
April 4, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I met Bridget when I worked at Bullfrogs and Butterflies and she would bring and pick up Tanner every day. It is true that she never met a stranger, and she was one of the most genuine people I have ever met. She had a great sense of humor and she always made my day. She was always so appreciative of us. I saw her not too long ago working in the cafeteria at Lee-Jackson...she spotted me in the cafeteria and came out and hugged me and talked to me for a long time. I am grateful to have met such a wonderful person, and my heart is with your family...and Tanner especially. I know she meant the world to him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Amy Ashberry
April 3, 2009
Dear Larry,
Please know that my heart breaks for you and your family and that my thoughts and prayers are with you. May the beautiful memories you made together give you comfort.
Sherrie Haywood Carmona
April 3, 2009
To Mrs. Bridget's family,

I new Mrs. Bridget because she worked with my mom. She was a really sweet person and will be greatly missed- on behalf of all her co-workers and friends employed by MHS...I can honestly say that. I know this is a great loss for all of you and hope you find peace and comfort in each other. You all are in my prayers.

Kristine Bliss
April 3, 2009
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