Mrs. Juanita Bridger, 89, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born August 30, 1928, in Jonesboro to Elmer Lou & Ider (Newton) Erwin.
She was a member of Brookland Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Winsome Sunday School Class and had retired as church treasurer. She had earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Arkansas State College in 1952 and had been a teacher and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, reading, watching classic movies, and cooking and baking for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Fred H. Bridger; her parents; her sister, Edna Smith, and four brothers, Homer, Pervis, Ferrell, and Leonard Erwin.
She is survived by her sons, Bill Bridger of Winder, Georgia, and Scott (Margo) Bridger of Jonesboro; her daughter, Mary Ann (Rick) Bohne of Memphis; one brother, Bill Erwin of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Jennifer Bridger of Washington, DC, Stacy Bohne of Memphis, John Bohne of San Francisco, and Clayton Bridger and Jackson Bridger, both of Jonesboro. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at 11:00am at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 West Washington Avenue, Jonesboro. Terry Gage will officiate. Burial will follow at Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00pm, Tuesday, April 17th, at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Bridger, Scott Bridger, Ronnie Erwin, Lynn Erwin, Clayton Bridger and Jackson Bridger.