Audrey Caison Bridger

  • Died: February 2, 2019
  • Location: Bladenboronboro, North Carolina

Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home & Cremation Services

3131 Martin Luther King Drive
PO Box 3150
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Tel. (910) 645-2600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Audrey Caison Bridger died on February 2nd. She was the fourth daughter of the late Nellie and Claude Caison of Roseboro, NC. She was born on the 4th of July, 1930.

She was educated in the Roseboro schools and was Salutatorian of her senior class. Mrs. Bridger graduated from Wake Forest College in Wake Forest, NC in 1952. She met Dewey H Bridger, Jr. while at Wake Forest and they were married on August 9th,1952.

Audrey was active in civic concerns of Bladenboro where she lived. She was also active in the First Baptist Church of Bladenboro where she taught a Sunday school class of her contemporaries for many years and was the first woman elected to the Board of Deacons. She is a former trustee of Campbell University and Docent of the Governor's Mansion.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Dr. Dewey H Bridger, III and wife Mary Ann, Claude Caison Bridger and wife, Cissie and Dickson Butler Bridger, and his wife Dorothy. She is also survived by six precious grandchildren; Audrey Bacot Dinchak (Jon), Stuart Bridger, Leslie Carse (Kyle), Caison Bridger, Butler Bridger and Ward Bridger; one sister, Nell Caison of Bradenton, Florida and two special nieces, Heidi Cannady and Lyn Jones. She is also survived by Ronald Gibson, formerly of Bladenboro, that she fondly referred to as her "4th son".

Funeral arrangements have been made through Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home and the service is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th at 11 AM. The service will be at First Baptist Church 500 South Main Street in Bladenboro and a reception will follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Bladenboro P.O. Box 176 Bladenboro, NC 28320.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry for your loss, may the true God of Life, have you in his memory, when that time comes. (John 11: 25 )

Posted by - GA   February 08, 2019

May the God of tender mercies bring you peace during this difficult time.

Posted by SA    February 07, 2019

Dr. Bridger, Maryann & Family-- Our deepest sympathy for you during this time. Ms. Bridger was well loved, and will be greatly missed; she was a very special lady.
Kathy Jenkins
Erica Clark
& EW Staff

Posted by - Wilmington, NC   February 05, 2019

A wonderful woman and loved her family. She will be missed by all.Thinking of the family.

Posted by janet dorman - wilmington, NC   February 05, 2019

The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs Bridget was a First Class Lady.

Posted by Willis Ray Gibson & Family - Bladenboro - Friend   February 04, 2019

So sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady that always made others feel special. Will be praying for all of the family

Posted by Linda Walters - Bladenboro, NC - Friend   February 04, 2019

Such a wonderful lady. I was so blessed to have her be such a big part of my life growing up on Charlotte St. Love to all of the family.

Posted by Elizabeth Willetts -Owens - Wilmington, NC   February 04, 2019

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Christine Lennon - BLADENBORO, NC - Friend   February 04, 2019


Posted by JOHN BELLAMY - BLADENBORO, NC - Family Friend   February 04, 2019

We've known Audrey since we had to call her Mrs. Bridger. She always kept the Charlotte Street gang in line every summer and that woman could really turn a phrase. Our love and prayers go out to Dewey and the whole family. She was a great lady who will be missed.

Posted by Joyce & David Rubinsohn - Wrightsville Beach, NC - Friend   February 04, 2019

Many fond memories of long, long ago.. Prayers to Uncle Dewey, Bert, Claude and Dickson and their families
Nell Nelson and Family

Posted by Nell Nelson - Bartow, FL - Family   February 04, 2019

Gosh, what a sweet, beautiful lady. Her husband Dewey and I played many, many sets of tennis on the tennis courts on their back lawn. Always kind and gentle with a smile that could warm any heart. Dewey and sons . . . I will always remember your family fondly and extend my deepest sympathies during these times of grief. Love and prayers to you all . . . the Al (Junior) Hester family.

Posted by Al (Junior) Hester - Bladenboro, NC 28320, NC - Family Friend   February 04, 2019

Mr. Bridger, and sons of Mrs. Audrey, so sorry to hear of the death of your wife and the mother of her 3 sons.
While I never new Mrs. Audrey personally, I know the sons and their wives as well as some of the grandchildren. I worked with Dickson for serval years and enjoyed his friendship. To each of you, just to let you know that you are in my prayers at this time. While your wife and mother will be missed here on earth, you have the assurance that you can see her again in heaven.

Posted by Eric Gray - Leland, NC - Friend   February 04, 2019

May the God and father of Abraham be with you as we await the fulfillment of seeing Abraham offspring fill the earth like the stars in the heavens. Genesis 15:5,6.

Posted by A. M.    February 04, 2019

A kind and generous soul with a servant's heart with a laugh as bright and uplifting as sunshine! Truly one of God's saints. I am so thankful to have been among her wide circle of friends and so grateful to have witnessed her friendship with my Aunt Mildred. I pray God's comfort and grace for all her family. Thank you for sharing this lovely lady with us.

Posted by Jan Hester Maynor - Lumberton, NC - Friend   February 03, 2019

Dickson and Dot. So sorry to hear of your loss. Don and I send our love, thoughts and prayers to all of the family.

Posted by Elaine Carter - Arolina Beach, NC   February 03, 2019

We love you Aunt Audrey---- Go alaughling with Aunt Heidi, Sis Lou and Grndmama. Love to Dewey Jr and everyone in the Bridger, Caison, Butler families... There will never be another Audrey....

Posted by Alice Groves - Bradenton, FL - Family   February 03, 2019

So sorry for your family's loss. I always thought Miss Audrey was a beautiful person inside and out. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Margaret Herring Barnes    February 03, 2019

Pretty sure there's never been anyone with more joie de vivre than Miss Audrey. An all-time favorite memory is the sound of her infectious laughter. Hugs and love from Texas for all the family. Chuck and Colleen

Posted by Chuck Bridger - San Antonio, TX - Family   February 03, 2019

Family Album

Community Photos

We love you Aunt Audrey---- Go alaughling with Aunt Heidi, Sis Lou and Grndmama. Love to Dewey Jr and everyone in the Bridger, Caison, Butler families... There will never be another Audrey....
Aunt Audrey in her MG with Mother, Grandmama, Auntie Ruth and Aunt Heidi..... Will always remember..