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Obituaries » Betty Ann Bridges

Betty Ann Bridges, 83, of Warrenton, passed away peacefully August 12, 2018, at home, surrounded by family after her battle with cancer.

She was born February 23, 1935, in Jackson County, North Carolina, to the late Frank P. and Maude H. Bradley.

Betty moved with her parents and siblings to Arlington. In March of 1961, she married Henry Hartwell Colbert Jr. and gained a 9-year-old stepdaughter. They resided in Fairfax. A few years after the birth of their two sons, they moved to Fauquier County in 1976.

In July of 1991, she married Virgil Wayne Bridges and remained in Fauquier County until her death. Betty drove to Maryland every day before she retired after 25 years of service from the Bakery and Confectionery Union in 1986. She would soon become a full time “Granny” to her three much-loved grandsons. She enjoyed going to their ball games to watch them play. She also enjoyed bowling with a league team, loved going to Charles Town to play slots, and she always looked forward to going to church on Sunday.
Besides her parents, Frank and Maude Bradley, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Henry Hartwell Colbert and Virgil Wayne Bridges; her only sister, Helen Edwards of Manassas, and her brother, Donald Bradley of Fairfax.

She is survived by her stepdaughter, Jan Robinette Colbert of Warrenton; her sons, Brian Shane Colbert (DeeDee) of Midland, and Dwayne Coley Colbert (Tracy) of Bealeton; her grandsons, Brian Michael Colbert (Samantha); her great grandchildren, Parker Haley and Caden Michael; her grandsons, Joshua Austin Colbert and Henry Reid Colbert; her brothers, Robert C. Bradley and James T. Bradley of Falls Church; many nieces and nephews; a large extended family; many great friends, and her precious dog, Punkin.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 16, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 17, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memory Gardens near Jeffersonton.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church, Calverton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 111, Midland, Virginia 22728 or to Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 200 E. Marshall St., Remington, Virginia 22734.

Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com.
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