Gary High School 1914-1978

The Coaldigger





May 22,1948 - May 18, 2012

Gary High School 1966

Jenkinjones — May Elizabeth  “Nitsy”  Bridgeman, age 63, of 6th Hollow Road, Jenkinjones, W.Va., died on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Welch Community Hospital. She had “fought the good fight, she had finished her course, and she had kept the faith.”

Born on May 22, 1948 in Anawalt, she was a daughter of the late Coy and Hazel Walters Richardson. She had lived in Jenkinjones most of her life and was a member of the Methodist Church. She was a 1966 graduate of Gary High School. She had worked as a commissary manager at the Stevens Correctional Center. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Shoun; and a brother, Clyde Richardson.

Survivors include husband of 43 years, Danny Bridgeman of the home; son, Wesley Bridgeman and fiancé, Cassi Tyree of Jenkinjones; granddaughter, Jordan Bridgeman of Anawalt; brother, Dale Richardson and wife, Anita of Anawalt; sister, Rebecca Dixon and husband, Bo of Princeton; sister-in-law, Betty Richardson of Collinsville, Va.; and brother-in-law, Glen Shoun of Jenkinjones

Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. with the Rev. Jimmy Sanson officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Thomas Shoun, Larry Shoun, Jacob Shoun, Barry Shoun, Kevin Richardson, Chris Richardson, and Ed McCroskey. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at the time of service.

The family is accepting online condolences at

The Cravens-Shires Funeral is in charge of arrangements.