Nelson Mayo Bridgeman

June 24, 1958 - April 7, 2024
Nelson Mayo Bridgeman

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Nelson Mayo Bridgeman, born on June 24, 1958, in Beaufort County, NC, passed away on April 7, 2024, in the same county. He lived a vibrant life filled with wisdom and laughter, leaving behind a legacy of joy and love.

Throughout his life, Nelson worked as a mechanic, where his expertise shone brightly as he could listen to a vehicle run, and immediately diagnose its issues – a true jack of all trades. He had a love for life that was infectious, always enjoying it to its fullest. His quirky sense of humor and loveable personality made him a jokester wherever he went, spreading joy and laughter to those around him.

He lived a vibrant life filled with a passion for playing the drums, an admiration for Mike Tyson’s boxing prowess, and a knack for being a people person – he truly never met a stranger. In his free time, Nelson indulged in his favorite treats of Diet Mountain Dew and Reese’s cups. He had a talent for making any situation brighter and more bearable. Wherever Nelson was, he made it ok with him, and his presence brought comfort and laughter to those lucky enough to know him.

Nelson’s family meant the world to him, and he cherished every moment with them. He is survived by his daughter, Jessica (Willie) Jennette; mother, Deborah Bridgeman; sister, Sandi (Keith) Taylor; brother, Austin (Letitia) Bridgeman; grandson, Jayden Turner; granddaughter, Angelica Turner along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Maurice Bridgeman.

Despite the sadness that lingers, his family and friends find solace in memories filled with laughter and warmth.

As per Nelson’s wishes, a private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Bridgeman family.

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  • May 09, 2024
    Diane (McRoy-Lilly) Jackson lit a candle:
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  • May 09, 2024
    Diane (McRoy-Lilly) Jackson says:
    To Debbie, Sandi, Austin and other family members: I am so sorry 2 hear about Nelson's passing. I had not seen him in years, but I remember so well, all the years he played music with his Uncle Wade. 1st he played the drums, then he started playing the bass. He was awesome at both! I'd like 2 think he, Wade, Alton, and Monkey (his grandfather) all have a band 2gether, playing music while the Angels sing. Rest in peace sweety.😇 Diane (McRoy-Lilly) Jackson

  • April 11, 2024
    Peggy Cherry says:
    Debbie and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Peggy Cherry

  • April 11, 2024
    Jessica Jennette says:
    Daddy as its been a few days now I'm still in disbelief! I miss you so much already! Everytime I close my eyes I see your face. I wish I would of spent more time with you, but I always thought you would be there! I honor you and thank you for being my father! Everytime I look in the mirror I see your face you definitely marked me lol! Until we see each other again get your rest and I love you with all my heart and give granddaddy a big hug for me!! I love you daddy

  • April 11, 2024
    Jessica Jennette says:
    Daddy as its been a few days now I'm still in disbelief! I think about you constantly and keep seeing your face when I close my eyes. I miss you already. I pray this gets easier as the days pass but it really hurts! I wish I spent more time with you but in my mind I thought you would always be there. I honor you and thank you for being my father! Whenever I look in the mirror I see you, you definitely marked me lol! Until we see each other again I love you with all my heart get your rest and give granddaddy a big hug for me!! I love you so much daddy!

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    Gentry and Tommi Bridgeman says:
    We are truly sorry to hear about Nelson's passing. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  • April 09, 2024
    Sandi says:
    I'm gonna miss seeing you and cutting up with you and of course bringing you your drinks and snacks that you never let me forget!! Rest In Peace My Brother!! I Love you! Your Sister Sandi

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  • April 08, 2024
    Clarence Whitley says:
    So sorry to learn of the passing of Nelson. May God bless you all.

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  • April 08, 2024
    Clarence Whitley says:
    Sorry to hear of Nelson’s passing. May God comfort your family.

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  • April 08, 2024
    Beth says:
    IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS SANDI AND DEB.U ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS.

  • April 08, 2024
    Colin & Anita Bridgman says:
    Sandy and family, I'm sorry for your loss. Cherish all your memories. if you need anything, you got my number. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Troy Buck says:
    Man i thought i would not see this sad day, We went to school at the same time. All that is said about you is true. Thanks for being my friend. Troy