Bridges in the USA

Patty Sue Bridges2017

Patty Sue Bridges
Given names
Patty Sue
Married name
Patty Sue Matta
Married name
Patty Sue Matta
Birth of a brotherCharles Oliver “Charlie” Bridges
March 21, 1929
Birth of a brotherJames Albert Bridges
July 8, 1930
Birth of a brotherJoseph Arthur Bridges
July 8, 1930
Birth of a sisterBetty Bridges
June 12, 1935
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Ann L. Risley
before 1940
Death of a maternal grandfatherFountain Brown Dunning
October 31, 1941
Burial of a maternal grandfatherFountain Brown Dunning
November 9, 1941
Death of a motherAnna Isabel Dunning
March 21, 1947
Cause: House Fire related injuries
Marriage of a parentJohn Thomas BridgesMinnie SykesView this family
about 1954

Death of a maternal grandmotherClementine (Clenny) Odell Rhea
January 12, 1954
Death of a fatherJohn Thomas Bridges
November 29, 1967
Cause: Cancer
Burial of a fatherJohn Thomas Bridges
December 1, 1967
Death of a brotherChester Marion Bridges
November 12, 1982
Death of a brotherJohn Thomas Bridges WO2Rt
June 15, 1990
Cause: Brain Tumors
Death of a sisterMary Odell Bridges
September 2, 1994
Cause: Tuberculosis
Death of a brotherJoseph Arthur Bridges
May 17, 1995
Death of a sisterElma Narcis Bridges
August 18, 1998
Cause: Complications due to diabetes
Death of a brotherJames Albert Bridges
June 3, 2003
Death March 17, 2017 Age: 84

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14 months
17 months
2 years
Charles Oliver “Charlie” Bridges
Birth: March 21, 1929 39 33Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri
Death: July 6, 2018Adrian, Bates County, Missouri
16 months
Betty Bridges
Birth: June 12, 1935 45 39Archie, Cass County, MO
Death: October 2, 2017Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri
Father’s family with Minnie Sykes - View this family
Marriage: about 1954
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Obituary for Patty Sue Matta Patty Sue Matta peacefully entered into eternal rest on March 17, 2017 at the age of 84. Loving mother of Louis Matta, Jr., Vibiana Matta, Kai Matta, Mary Bryant (Don), John Matta, Theresa Bordelon (Robert) and Joseph Matta. Daughter of the late John Thomas Bridges and Anna Isabel Dunning. She is survived by eight grandchildren: Paul Baudier (Amanda), Timothy Baudier (Holly), Nicole Usey (Jonathan), Sofia Bordelon (Nicholas), Emma Bordelon, Michael Richards, Harper Richards, and Ashli Matta, and three great-grandchildren: Andrew Baudier, Penelope Baudier and Montgomery Richards. She is survived by three siblings and was preceded in death by seven siblings. She will be remembered for her selflessness and love she had for her family and friends along with her devotion to her children and grandchildren.

She was an amateur song writer and musician, professionally recording some of her songs in her beautiful alto voice in 2008 on an album entitled, "His Unending Love." She won an amateur singing competition with her sister, Betty, lead worship with her acoustic guitar at the 5:00 p.m. St. Regis Mass in Kansas City, Missouri and sang many solos at her home churches over the years. Music was a lifeline for her.

She was an extraordinary cook, best known for her baked goods during the holidays. Her famous rum cake was a Christmastime treasure that would be a huge delight for those lucky enough to get one. During the holidays, she worked late into the night baking for clients, family and friends. She never left anyone out.

She was a skilled seamstress creating garments that were passed down from sibling to sibling. She sewed throughout her life, including even making blankets for her granddaughters in her late 70's.

She was a huge Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals fan, and also loved cheering for her New Orleans Saints. She looked forward to watching the Triple Crown every year.