Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Bethel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Larry Haywood officiating. Burial will follow in Merigold Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013, at the Byas Funeral Home in Shelby.
He is survived by his sons, Willie B. Bridgett III and Rev. Eric Bridgett, both of Shelby, Houston Haywood of Memphis, Michael Bridgett of Katy, Texas, Bishop Kenneth Bridgett of Ocean Springs and Calvin Haywood of Lincoln, Neb.; daughters, Joyce Clark of Merigold, Brenda Bean of Southaven, Pamela Penn and Dorine Ely, both of Delray Beach, Fla.; sister, Deethel Saddler of St. Louis; 39 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.