Jacqueline Carol Church Bridges (Jackie), age 63, of Boone, went to her Heavenly Home
Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
She was a native of Watauga County and the daughter of the late Jack S. and Mary Ruth
Presnell Church. Jackie was a warm-hearted and giving person who loved her family and the Lord who carried herself with grace and poise. She was a lover of all animals, especially a a "horsey person" receiving her first pony at the age of seven years old. This was only the beginning of her equestrian passion. She studied equestrian riding at Virginia Intermont College, taught jumping, rescued and rehabilitated horses, and managed horse stables. Jackie had an eye for interior decorating and was employed as the store manager of
Dewoolfson Down Bedding and Fine Linen in Foscoe, NC.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Melissa Church, her niece Brandi Church, and her nephew Galen Henson.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Tab Bridges; two sisters, Joyce Henson and
husband Garry of Boone, and Pauline Green and husband David of Sugar Mountain; one
brother, Marty Church and wife Jackie of Elizabethton, TN.; a nephew Garrett Church and
wife Christina of Harriman, TN. She is also survived by her beloved puppy, Baby Girl. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses in the critical care unit of UNC Health Blue Ridge Hospital in Morganton, NC for the excellent care Jackie received during her stay there.
Services for Jackie will be announced soon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Watauga Humane Society, 312 Paws Way,
Boone, NC 28607; ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105; or to the donor's favorite choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the Bridges family at the website
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Bridges family.