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Margaret Sanders Bridges

February 25, 1935 — April 29, 2023

Margaret Sanders Bridges, 88 passed away on April 29, 2023.  Born on February 25, 1935 to Edward Lloyd Sanders and Lily Clyde Sorrow Sanders in Stephens, GA.

Margaret was a home maker and work beside her husband Ralph on the farm raising her 6 children. She loved to sew, fish and garden. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church where she served her Lord faithfully. Margaret was married to her husband Ralph Goss Bridges for 63 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, one son Terry Alan Bridges,  five sisters, Annie Cook, Oma King, Jean Barnhill, Betty Dupree and Jacqueline Brown and one brother, Ned Sanders.

Survivors include her children Steve Bridges (Glenda), Iris Walker (Barry), John Mark Bridges (Tricia), Walter Bridges (Maria) and David Bridges (Gloria); 25 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Others include two sisters, Jane Sanders and Callie Owens, two brothers, Billy Sanders and Clayton Sanders.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 3:00 to 4:00 at Salem Baptist Church, Lexington, GA followed by a celebration of life at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Brett Mask and Pastor Clayton Sanders officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Salem Baptist Church, http://salembaptistcommunity.org/give/ or to the Gideons.

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens is entrusted with arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com.

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