Edward Wayne ''Poochie'' Bridgers

Edward Wayne Bridgers, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

He was native of Halifax County, and was preceded in death by his daughters, Jennifer Elizabeth Bridgers, April Nicole Bridgers; his mother, Janie Morris; his stepfather, Charlie Morris; his sister, Patricia Morris Stone; his brother, Perry Bridgers.

Edward was retired from the Halifax Paper Board and was a member of First Christian Church of Roanoke Rapids. He never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face.

Edward is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Betty Nowell Bridgers; his daughter, Emily Bridgers Lawhorn and her husband, Shane, of Kenly, NC; his grandaughter, Emma Grace Lawhorn; his grandson, Brayden Lee Lawhorn; his mother-in-law, Mary Nowell, of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his sister, Donna Morris, of Roanoke Rapids, NC; sisters-in-law, Hazel Bridgers of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Nancy Joyner and her husband, Dennis, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Jonnie Miles and her husband, Charles, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Rhonda Turner and husband, Punk, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Gilda Fowler and her husband, Timmy, of Rocky Mount, NC; his brother-in-law, Robbie Nowell and his wife, Tammy, of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his uncle, Bobby Burton, of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his aunt, Kathleen Stalls, of Roanoke Rapids, NC; several nieces and nephews; and his special neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. David Abernathy.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Roanoke Rapids, NC with Minister Bane Angles and Rev. Dennis Joyner officiating.

Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at Askew Funeral & Cremation Services of Roanoke Rapids, NC.

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