Mr. Roosevelt Bridges, 93, of Pine Bluff passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He was born April 20, 1920 to the late Ed and Willie Fields Bridges.

Mr. Roosevelt Bridges, 93, of Pine Bluff passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He was born April 20, 1920 to the late Ed and Willie Fields Bridges.


At the age of twenty-two, he enlisted in the United States Army. Serving in World War II, he achieved the rank of Private First Class and received an honorable discharge in 1946.


Mr. Bridges was an active member of New Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, once serving as a trustee. He had the honor of being the oldest Deacon in the church. He was a Mason and was member of Prince Hall Grand Lodge F&A Masonic Temple.


Survivors include by his wife; Willie Bridges; daughter, Sylvia Anderson; grandchildren, LaTosha Coleman, and Charles E. Anderson Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jamila Armour, and Sylvia Anderson.


Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Highland Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Sammie Smith officiating. Burial will be in Veterans Section of Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 9:45 a.m. until service time.


The Family will be at 2008 South Oak Street Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601.