Condolence & Memory Journal

Please accept my sincere condolences to the Bridges Family for your beloved mother Lucille bridges and friend. May the love and the special memory you shared with your mom show how your life was touched by her. May the God of all comfort who is the hearer of prayers be with you in your time of need with his loving kindness and peace as He strengthens you to cope during this difficult time. May family, friends and extended family cherish her memories.

Posted by Darlene - DC   November 28, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Mrs Lucille was one of my Mother's best friends (Camille Savage)Byrd

Posted by Miranda - Friend   November 26, 2020

Our deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. Ruby, you were a wonderful friend to Uncle Charlie and Aunt Betty-may God be with you.

Posted by Stephanie Robinson Collis - Logansport, IN - acquaintance   November 22, 2020

My condolences to the family. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   November 22, 2020

Our condolences to the Bridges Family. Thank you Mrs. Bridges for your strength and courage.

Posted by Albany Civil Rights Institute    November 22, 2020

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   November 21, 2020

Thanking you and your family for your bravery, courage and sacrifice and for paving the way for all people of color in their pursuit of justice and in securing the best possible educational foundation for their children.

Posted by Marilynne - Neighbor   November 21, 2020

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Prayers of Peace....

Posted by Catherine Collins - Logansport, IN   November 21, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Bridges family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by TD    November 21, 2020

Reading Ms. Lucille's obituary brought back memories of my education during the 60s. My parents, like Lucille, wanted the best education possible for me. I, like Ruby, was the only Black student in many of my classes. We had to endure a lot of unkind words. In some places today, the attitude of some has not changed. My educational experiences have made me determined to make sure that my son and my grandsons receive the best education possible. It has also embolden my resolve to do all I can to augment their education in whatever way I can. My salute to Lucille Bridges, a pioneer who gave her all to set a new educational precedent. True equality is yet to come. Until that time, we like Ruby, true admirers of Lucille Bridges, will hold our heads up high!

Posted by Dee - FL   November 19, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   November 19, 2020

To the Bridges family. You have my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Sheila Walker - Significant Other   November 19, 2020

In Memory of Lucille Bridges Fighter for Equality, Justice and Peace for the Common Good May She Rest In Peace.

Posted by John Meehan - Birmingham, AL - friend   November 18, 2020

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Alishia - SC   November 18, 2020

Now that your labors are completed down here, may God grant you eternal rest in the arms of Jesus. RIP

Posted by Diana Walton    November 18, 2020

With heartfelt condolences to the family of Lucille Bridges. Her strong love for what is right and just for her child compelled her to courageously act in behalf of her daughter, against all odds. She inspired women after her to do similarly. May the God of all comfort strengthen you at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 18, 2020

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Anonymous... Gary, IN    November 18, 2020

My sympathies for your loss. Her courageous desire changed history; a treasure that lives on. May you continue to be strengthen by the tender compassion of your heavenly father.

Posted by Odette Wells - MIAMI, FL   November 18, 2020

Praying for you and your family that God comfort you and give you strength doing this hour of bereavement.

Posted by GILBERT ROBERTS - Gonzales, LA - family   November 17, 2020


Deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. We are all beneficiaries of your bravery and sacrifice. We are forever greatful to you and your Mom. May God continue to bless you and your family.

Posted by E M    November 17, 2020

We honor Lucille Bridges for her incredible courage to send her daughter to school as a pioneer to integration. May she be remembered always.
Deepest sympathy to her entire family.

Posted by Tracey    November 17, 2020

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Your legacy will live on.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - LAKEWOOD, NY   November 17, 2020

HALLELU YAH !!! For the BLESSING of
"A MOTHER'S LOVE"
A.P.O.E.T.of NEW ORLEANS

Posted by Pastor Charles E Garrison - New Orleans, LA - friend   November 16, 2020

HALLELU YAH!!! For the BLESSING of
" A MOTHER'S LOVE"
A.P.O.E.T. of NEW ORLEANS

Posted by Pastor Charles E.Garrison - Friend   November 16, 2020

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With heartfelt condolences, from our family to the family of Mrs. Lucille Bridges. We thank God for allowing Her to have the courage to loan Her child to this country to make the changes needed to allow our children to get an education so rightly deserved. We believe Heaven is still smiling, rest in Heaven Mrs. Lucille.

Posted by Julia Harris and Family - Union, NJ - friend   November 16, 2020

I offer my deepest condolences to the Bridges family. Lucille will be missed by all who loved her. She will always be remembered for her bravery, courage, strength, and for the way she escorted her daughter Ruby to school each day to comfort her. She will also be remembered for her dedication to her children’s education. However, not just her children, but she helped change a whole educational system for many children in years to come. Thank you, Ms. Lucille Bridges. Your legacy continues.

Please continue to cherish your good memories and may they provide some comfort for you. May prayers strengthen you and cherished memories comfort you. The God of comfort will give you the courage, strength, and peace to cope. May he comfort your broken hearts. — 23rd Psalm.

Posted by A friend   November 16, 2020

Paved the way for a lot of black children to go to school with their peers.

Posted by Stephanie D Schell    November 16, 2020

Thank you for your bravery.

Posted by Frazier-Blakney - Acquaintance   November 16, 2020

She was a strong courageous woman to overcome unjust situations as she did. But remember that even though she is asleep in death God has promised that He will remove all sickness sorrow death and pain. May your hearts be comforted by this promise.

Posted by A friend   November 16, 2020

My condolences to the family. May your hearts be comforted by the peace of God almighty.

Posted by A friend   November 16, 2020

IT TOOK COURAGE AND FAITH TO WALK YOUR CHILD INTO THAT SCHOOL. YOU ARE MY HERO. I KNOW YOU ARE AT REST IN THE ARMS OF UR SAVIOR, RUBY WAS BLESSED TO HAVE A MOTHER LIKE YOURS. SHE IS NOW A PIECE OF HISTORY.

Posted by MILLIE MILLER    November 15, 2020

Rest In Peace, Mrs. Lucille Bridges. You will always be remembered in the hearts of Americans. May God provide lasting comfort to the Bridges as they mourn your loss. We can all learn so much from your legacy. Thank you for having the courage and strength to make a pathway for equal rights for all citizens. Your bravery, your beauty and your leadership are remarkable! Rest in Peace always.

Posted by Sharon L. - Sugar Grove, IL   November 15, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to the Bridges family, as you shed your tears over your loss, may you find the comfort and strength you need from God to help carry you through this very difficult time of your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 15, 2020

You was truly a warrior, because of you I attended an all white school. God Bless You and RIP, Ms Bridges.













Posted by Jeraldmain Glover - Friend   November 15, 2020

I remember you in my youth, I am so proud of you and your family. God bless K

Posted by Kay Roof - Friend   November 15, 2020

Rest in Heavenly Peace, Mrs. Lucille Bridges! You will always be remembered for your dedication to make a difference in Ruby's education. You have paved the way! Ruby, you walked with sincere confidence when exiting the school. I have always admired your positive spirit and a recent television interview a few years ago! God Bless you and your Family

Posted by Patricia G Parrish - Teacher   November 14, 2020

To: Ruby Bridges

You have my sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. She packed your parachute in such a way that you were destined to undertake any problems life would throw your way. Our Father who art in heaven certainly blessed you with a courageous mother who continues to inspire mothers to help their children be all they can be.

Posted by Terrie Gilliard-Bowens - Dayton, OH   November 14, 2020

As a mother, I can only imagine the fear, pride, etc. sending your daughter off to school all those years ago. Probably a bit like your family members are feeling sending you off on your journey. God bless you and your family and thank you!

Posted by Molly Thorp - Eau Claire, WI   November 14, 2020

Mrs. Lucille Bridges, what a kind and loving soul. How brave of you to send sweet Ruby to the all white school. That kind of courage is unimaginable to me. I thank you for your courage for you helped change out nation. Wow! Now that is something! Our friendship I will forever cherish and has been one of my greatest blessings. You indeed are blessed and highly favored. I will always miss you.

Posted by Gwen Parker - Dallas, TX - friend   November 14, 2020

Lucille Bridges was a great Lady, in the simplest of ways. She was a mother who recognized the importance of Education and was determined to do what she could to ensure her kids would have access to that which would enable them to realize their full potential. To think there was a moment in history when that was deemed to be controversial is an important lesson for everyone who, like me, was unaware of many of the details behind the depiction of adorable young Ruby heading off to school under federal guard until just last week when it was recycled in some way to commemorate a new milestone for our nation. The Rockwell painting was obviously stylistic, the aggression and scene are documented, but only with a cartoonish representation of danger. The courage and determination of Ms. Lucille Bridges to confront a much more tangible threat and her motivation for doing so are awe-inspiring. I saw an interview where Lucille Bridges said something like her own education had been cut short but she wanted to what she could to make sure all young people were educated. I hope she realizes now that she herself, by her person, has delivered on that goal by educating many people young and even not so young by her example. Thank you to the Bridges family for allowing us to share in your Mother’s important lessons.

Posted by Brion Hanlon - Friend   November 13, 2020

Thank you Mrs. Lucille Bridges. You raised an amazing daughter in Ruby. I had the pleasure of seeing Ruby, Friday, November 6, 2020 in our virtual New Jersey Education Conference. Your legacy will live on in her as she continue her quest to change the narrative as to how little Black Girls and little Black Boys are educated.

Posted by Janice Williams - Piscataway, NJ   November 13, 2020

Forever in our hearts. An Icon of our history. Brave, daring, bold woman of courage, I honor you and know you are flying with the angels. I know the ancestors are rejoicing your homecoming! With much respect and love, thank you Mama Bridges!

Posted by Penni Wilson - Inglewood, CA - teacher   November 13, 2020

Another link in the chain has been broken
May God have mercy on her soul
Our condolences goes out to the family

Posted by Clarence Scutter - Port Gibson, MS   November 13, 2020

I just want to Congratulate her fir her stedfastness, determination and bravery and allowing her little girl to go to school on that Famous Day, risking her life, in the name of Equality, and Justice for All people, and especially people of the Black Race! Now, she joins her daughter in a Restful Solemn Peace with God Almighty!! In Jesus name I Pray!

Posted by Leola Canada - Atlanta, GA - friend   November 13, 2020

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; A woman whose speech is filled with wisdom and kindness; Her good deeds of shall bring her honor and recognition from people of importance" excerpt from Proverbs 31. Rest in Him Mother Lucille Bridges.

Posted by ROBIN D RUSH, THE WELLSPRING CENTER    November 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Ms Bridges
You made your mark in history being steadfast and resilient breaking down barriers to give your child a better education , I applaud you
Thanks for paving the way

Posted by Karen Jones    November 13, 2020

R.I.P. Lucille Bridges. You were very brave. Thank you. May God Bless the Bridges family.

Posted by Kathy Kelley    November 13, 2020

My sincere condolences to Ms. Bridges family. Her courage and bravery will never ever be forgotten. May the God of all comfort grant you all peace.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2020

My name is Bernard Bridges from Tylertown, MS now lives in Jackson, Ms. I am so proud of the bravery Mrs Bridges showed during those times. I wish we had a lot more of Ms Lucille Bridges during these times. God Bless!

Posted by Bernard Bridges - Jackson, MS - family   November 13, 2020

God bless your sweet heart!! To want for your children and put your life on the line to make sure all their needs are met is an awesome task, AND you did it!! I would have loved to have lunch with you.

Posted by LAUREN CHRISTOPHERSON - EAST DUNDEE, IL - friend   November 13, 2020

She will never be forgotten. What an inspiration she was. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort her children during this extremely difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2020

Being a teacher for 38 years, I could appreciate the story of Ruby Bridges and how this brave little girl entered school in a time of segregation. This picture represents any young person striving to get an education. I attended an all Black School and got a wonderful education from some of the best teachers. This was my inspiration to becoming a teacher. My role model was my cousin who lived with us and on becoming an educator, I knew this was what I wanted to do.

Posted by Wanda Horner - Carmel, IN - teacher   November 13, 2020

What a remarkable woman who endured some of the most difficult times in our history and was a strong defender for her family. She will be missed by so many. To the Bridges family, so very sorry for the loss of your matriarch, may God be with all of you.

Posted by R B    November 13, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to the Bridges family, may God give all of you the comfort and strength you need to carry you through such a difficult, so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2020

My deepest condolences!!

Posted by Audrey Williams - Acquaintance   November 13, 2020

While some people tend to make the world a hard and difficult place to live and thrive Others make the world a better place , making sure all are welcome to this bright blue spinning ball we all call " home " .
Well done Lucille . You presence and determination made the world a happier and better place
RIP sweet Lady .

Greg Williams
sfca

Posted by Greg Williams - Student   November 13, 2020

Lucille 's Family and Friends,
Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of The Mother of a God given spirit to Fight for the cause of Love for her child and extended to all children. Her legacy is to be admired and treasured .

Posted by Penn Jenn - Inkerman, PA   November 13, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends. May you all draw comfort from
God, who is close to the brokenhearted and also saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Posted by Ezeko & Rossy - Lagos Nigeria   November 12, 2020

May you rest in peace now. As a mother we are all fearful that we are doing something wrong. Second guessing ourselves that we are doing right. I dont know how you made it thru those worriesome days. but you did. May God bless you and your family for your courage to lead the way for all mothers. RIP

Posted by Joanne Rivera    November 12, 2020

I will never forget that picture of Ruby. Your family's courage touched and changed many of us students. May Lucille rest in peace with our prayers and gratitude.

Posted by LYNN CECILIA LABAUVE - Student   November 12, 2020

I want to say thank you and I also thank The Lord for you, your daughter and family. I was able to walk in doors that was freely because of what you and your family was willing to endure. Sadly, the fight is not yet over. We march on until victory is won. Take your rest Mrs. Bridges. You sure earned it.

Posted by Hope - Hammond, IN   November 12, 2020

What a courageous soul! Mrs. Bridges and young Ruby, permanently altered public education in this country. We so admire and appreciate her great contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. We have lost a real champion, but we go on inspired by her memory. Our sincere condolences to her loved ones. Rest in Power Mrs. Bridges!

Posted by Pat Shoukry - Parsippany, NJ   November 12, 2020

My condolences to the family of Lucille Bridges. Our new age of DIVERSITY started with Ms. Lucille Bridges outstanding & courageous pursuit of an education for little Ruby Bridges and the rest of us.
God Bless & Rest in Peace Lucille Bridges

Posted by Joseph Souza - Norwich, CT - friend   November 12, 2020

My prayers are with the family

Posted by Cathy lewis - Charleston, SC   November 12, 2020

Posted by Evelyn Neal Miller    November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020

Dear Family of Mrs. Lucille Bridges:

We would like to extend our condolences to all of you on your loss. Lucille seem to be a very extraordinary person. She will be missed by all those people whose lives that she had touched. She did leave a great legacy. All we can say is, "Rest In Peace, Lucille."

WITH OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY, FROM, MS. VALINDA D. JONES, A MEMBER OF SIXTH GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 600 EAST 35TH STREET, CHICAGO,ILLINOIS 60616,AND ALSO THEIR PR PERSON, REVEREND DR. DAVID B. THORNTON, PASTOR, REVEREND DONALD B. REGISTER, PASTOR EMERITUS, AND THE MEMBERS OF SIXTH GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

MS. JONES IS ALSO A FORMER MEMBER OF CHURCH MUSICIAN SHIP GUILD, INC. (1988-2008). THE LATE DR. MILDRED G. LEWIS WAS THE FOUNDER, AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. SHE WAS THEIR ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR.

Posted by Ms. Valinda D. Jones    November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020

Dear Family of Mrs. Lucille Bridges:

I am A Member of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 East 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616. I am also their Pr Person. Reverend Dr. David B. Thornton is the Pastor, and Reverend Donald B. Register is the Pastor Emeritus.

I am also A Former Member of Church Musician Ship Guild, Inc. (1988-2008). The late Dr. Mildred G. Lewis was The Founder, and Executive Director. I was their Assistant Administrative Secretary, Executive Secretary, and Public Relations Director.

I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to all of you on your loss. Lucille will be missed by all those people who knew, and loved her. Lucille did leave a great legacy. All I can say is, "Rest In Peace, Lucille".

WITH MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY, FROM, MS. VALINDA D. JONES, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO. I USE TO LIVE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

Posted by Ms. Valinda D. Jones    November 12, 2020

My sincere condolences

Posted by Brenda Perez Amaya - St Rose, LA   November 12, 2020