Mildred Emily Bridges

Mildred Emily Bridges, a resident of Kentwood, born at home in Kentwood on July 11, 1935, raised in Kentwood, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, at age 83, at Belle Maison Nursing Home in Hammond. Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 am. Funeral services to be held at 11 a.m. There will be no graveside services. She is survived by daughters, Emily Darlene Chase Vampran of Kentwood and Sophie Jewel Chase Rieger and spouse, Bobby Rieger of Nacogdoches, Texas; granddaughters, Jennifer Vampran and spouse, Chuck Passman of Livingston, Danielle Vampran and spouse, Edwin Pace of Albany, Emily Lauren Butler of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandsons, Joel “Joey” Vampran and spouse, Tasha of Holden and Christian Carter of Kentwood; great grandchildren, Brooklynn, Kayley, Izabella and Samuel; nieces, Barbara Bridges of Zachary and Rene McDaniel of Kentwood; nephew, Richard Bridges of Amite. She was preceded in death by her sons, Randall Gene Chase and Huey Todd Trahan; daughter, Nancy Christine Chase Chandler; sister, Virgie Bridges; brothers, Billy Bridges, Edward Bridges and infant brother, Frank Bridges; and her parents Nina Young and William Otis Bridges. We would like to give a special “Thank You” to the staff at Belle Maison Nursing Home and New Century Hospice Care for the compassion and care they gave during the last weeks of her life. Also, special “Thank You” to her caregiver of seven years, Patricia and nurse, Lisa, for all of the care they have given. For an online guestbook, visit

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