ALEXANDER - Some would say Betty Bridges has out worked every man in Buncombe County. For 79 years, Betty lived a full life and finally completed her work on September 13, 2022. Jesus has taken her to heaven to rest.
Betty and her late husband, Ronnie, operated Bridges Dairy Farm for 60 years, where she milked 120 cows twice a day, seven days a week, for 30 years. She raised a large garden, canned food, raised beef and pork for her family and neighbors. She was a devoted mother and grandmother; always putting her friends and family first. She took charge of caring for many of her ailing relatives.
She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where she was the nursery director and a member of the hospitality team. Many in the community knew Betty well for her beautifully decorated and delicious cakes, candies and homecooked meals. Betty also took great pride in caring for her gorgeous flowers.
Betty Laws Bridges was born on September 02,1943 to the late Walter Laws & Ida Mae Wilson Laws. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie, and two brothers, Roy & Edd Laws.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Ronda Hensley (Charlie); three grandchildren, “the boys”, Brandon Hensley (Christina), Chad Hensley (Brittany), and Spencer Hensley (Stephanie); and four great-grandchildren, Isaac, Addison, Rafe, EmmyLou; and her older brother, Bobby Laws (Glenda).
Her service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022, in the chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Avenue, Weaverville, with Pastors Mike Anderson and Rendell Hipps officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Leicester. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Betty’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.