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“Praying for your entire family at this most difficult time. Larry Clay ”
1 of 32 | Posted by: larry clay

“So sorry for your loss. He was an awesome guy. ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: Kala and randy Holton - Sylvester, GA

“I am so sorry for your loss. May God lift you up and ease your pain. ”
3 of 32 | Posted by: Brenda Golden - Camden, SC

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you all. ”
4 of 32 | Posted by: Joy Doss - Tallapoosa, GA

“may God hold you and your family in his living arms ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: Benjamin Elson - Banner Elk, NC

“If I could have just have had one more chance to tell you "God cares Brother"I'd have taken it- you were a light to all who knew you- may God wrap...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Benjamin Elson - Banner Elk, NC

“I remember when Dixe and Allison came to my Charlotte to help me celebrate my 39 birthday. I was excited I pulled out the fine china for the first...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Sean Van Atta - South Piont, OH

“My deepest condolences to the family. ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: India Murray - Sylvester, GA

“I am so very sorry and y'all are in my prayers. May God give you peace and comfort. ”
9 of 32 | Posted by: Bettina Mathis - Roswell, GA

“Derek, You touched my heart everyday when you came into work and I saw you. Your locker was just below mine. I'll never forget the first time I...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Brittany Lynn - Sumner, GA

“I remember babysitting Derek and Seth on New Years Eve maybe 1988? I remember the 3 trees Uncle Bud and Aunt Shirley planted for John, Derek, and...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Shelley Murray - Albany, GA

“I am truly sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Derek in years, but we had the best time working together at the Theatre. He always made me laugh and...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Tammy Massey-Morris - Moultrie, GA

“So sorry for what y'all are going through. Our prayers are for God to bring peace and comfort to you both and your family in the days ahead. Love y...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Jeff & Tammy Lawhorn Warwick, Ga

“Dixie, what a beautiful 'Ray of Light' you are! Your kind, generous soul will be missed. May you continue to shine, resting in eternal and loving...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Doug Elleburg - Nashville, TN

“Terri, Derel & Seth,My heart is so very sad for all of you. I am so very sorry. I haven't seen Derek in years, but I remember him as a handsome &...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Hilda Fraize - Vilonia, AR

“Derek and Terri, no words can express my sorrow for your loss.Continued prayers! ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Jimmy Chambless - Sylvester, GA

“I just cannot stop thinking about you. I miss you like crazy! I will see you Saturday sweetie. <3 ”
17 of 32 | Posted by: Allison McPherson

“Never will I ever forget the time it took us 11 hours to get to Destin (pre-historic GPS days), and we were so over it--pulled off to stop at some...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Allison McPherson - Jacksonville, FL

“Sorry for the loss of such a young spirit. I haven't seen him years, but the family have my deepest condolences. He was my classmate, and he will...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Naomi Johnson - Albany, GA

“Sending my condolences to the family. Derek was always so kind and sweet. C/O '98 will miss him ”
20 of 32 | Posted by: Greta Amerson - Warwick, GA

“I remember when he spent the weekend with my wife Sandi and I. We watched Ru-Pal Drag U. That was my 1st time watching. He always had something funny...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Charles Winkler - Friend

“Our deepest condolences are with Derek's family! He was a very smart and very kind classmate! ”
22 of 32 | Posted by: Crystal Martin-Bell - Hinesville, GA

“Go rest high on that mountain Derek..... ”
23 of 32 | Posted by: Binky Bridges - Family

“Dixie my precious baby, I cant believe this is happening, the world has lost a beautiful soul and beautiful spirit. I miss talking to you and...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Lala McCrackin - Nashvilee, TN

“I love you so much Derek! You have taken a huge part of my heart with you.Eternal Love and Grace,Allison ”
25 of 32 | Posted by: Allison McPherson - Friend

“Derel & Terri:We are at a loss for words for you at the loss of your son, Derek. We cannot fathom the pain you are going through. Praying up for...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Robbie Golden - Camden, SC

“Derek I will always remember the good times and our little talks. And going miss you so much. You were one sweetheart I love you very much love you...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Elisabeth Amtower - Marietta, GA

“Derek we will miss you so very much. Words cannot describe how surreal this is but we love you and will miss you every single day. Love, Sandi,...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: SANDI WINKLER - Family Friend

“Derek, I didn't know you well, or for very long in Atlanta, but your light was something that I will always remember. I'm glad we kept in touch over...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Austin Sherry - Nashville

“Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow for the loss of Derek. I have known him for many years as he was my daughter's best friend for over 16...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Bonnie Little - Friend

“My very best friend. "What is this life for?" we used to always ask and giggle. I still don't know, but what I do know is that my life will never be...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Allison McPherson - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with y'all. ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: Debra Smith - Sylvester, GA


Mr. Derek Bridges, 36, of Sylvester died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Troy Dykes will officiate.
Mr. Bridges was born on June 28, 1980 in Sylvester, GA. He was the Valedictorian of the Worth County High School Class of 1998. Mr. Bridges was employed with Hamilton Relay. He enjoyed computers.
Survivors include his parents, Derel and Terri Bridges of Sylvester; brother, Seth Bridges of Sylvester; paternal grandmother, Thelma Bridges of Sylvester; paternal grandparents, Jimmie & Jane Bridges of Sylvester and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert L. and Shirley Sellers Watson.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service hour at Banks Funeral Home.
Please sign our online guest registry at www.banksfh.com.
Banks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home
Banks Funeral Home
210 N. Main Street Sylvester, GA 31791
Tel. (229) 776-2055

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