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Funeral Service

Oak Hill Baptist Church
Saturday February 12th, 2022
12:00pm

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Eula "Evelina" Fortune Bridgwater

Evelina Fortune Bridgwater, 78, of Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA, departed her life Sunday evening (February 6, 2022) at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville.  She was affectionately known as “Mama” “Grandma” “Lina” “EV” by family and friends. She was born April 7, 1943, in Albemarle County, to the late George Thomas Fortune, Jr., and Eula Seay Fortune. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son and husband, Malcolm E. “Mac” Bridgwater, Sr., in 2006. Evelina was an active member of Oak Hill Baptist Church of Davis Creek, in which she sang in the choir and participated in bakeoffs and charity events.  She was a proud mother of three children and five grandchildren.  She managed the Bridgwater Farm Operations and in her earlier life, she worked at State Farm and worked alongside her husband assisting with farm work and raising her three children.  She was a very talented baker in which she made wedding cakes for all her children as well as her recent granddaughter’s wedding in 2021.  She was very talented with arts and crafts, as well as a seamstress and costume designer, one of the most famous being an Elvis Outfit used over the years by her brothers during their musical performances. She is survived by a son, William “Billy” L. Bridgwater, II (wife Diane), a daughter, Karen B. Drumheller (husband Gerald), a son, Malcolm “Little Mac” E. Bridgwater, Jr., (wife Jenny), all of Lovingston; a brother Tommy Fortune and his wife Belinda of Stuarts Draft, a brother Mike Fortune and his wife Joyce of Lovingston, a brother Dennis “D D” Fortune and his wife BJ of Charlottesville, and a sister, Sylvia Fortune “Bo Bo” of Charlottesville; five wonderful grandkids: Corrine (Noah), Megan, Kiley, Malcolm, and Jared; nieces and nephews; as well as great nieces and great nephews.

A service will be conducted Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 12:00 PM, at Oak Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Bryan Painter officiating.  Visitation and meal following service.  A private family interment will follow at the Bridgwater Family Cemetery in Lovingston.

 The family wishes to thank everyone for all the calls, cards, prayers, and well wishes in our time of need.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Oak Hill Baptist Church, 725 Davis Creek Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949.  Arrangements by the Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel of Lovingston (434-263-4097).

 


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Karen, Billy and Mac, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each of you and your Families, Love, Denise, Joe Lee McClellan, Sarah and John Holman

Denise McClellan Carter Feb 11 2022 5:05 PM

Our sincere sympathy to the family. Lloyd and Joyce Gray and Family. ⚘⚘

Joyce Gray Feb 11 2022 11:35 AM

Dearest Karen,and Gerald, did not know your Mother,but knowing you Karen is a blessing. Sending our prayers, and love to you and your family. We understand the pain of losing a Mother. But, to be absent from the body is yo be present with the Lord. We still,however miss our loved ones on this side. God continue to comfort in the days to come. In Him. Aubrey, Carolyn and family

Carolyn Harrus Feb 11 2022 7:36 AM

My condolences to y to he Bridgwater family. May god bee red with you all in this difficult time.

Ray Uttaro Feb 10 2022 1:43 PM

We are so sorry for your loss of someone so close to your hearts. Our thoughts are with you during your time of grief.
Tim & Irene Fulk

Irene Fulk Feb 9 2022 7:56 AM

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
Pat & Dora LeFloch

Pat & Dora LeFloch Feb 8 2022 2:12 PM

I have such fond memories of Evelina . When I was a young girl she was so kind and took care of me when our family visited their home. While playing I had an accident that resulted in a large cut on my leg which needed stitches. She went to the doctor with me and held my hand through the entire ordeal. Will never forget her kindness. Prayers to her family.

Betty Sue Camper Feb 8 2022 1:25 PM

Sending my condolences to the family.

Becky Harris Feb 8 2022 10:10 AM

Our condolences and prayers to the family.

Kenneth Kidd Feb 8 2022 10:04 AM

Billy, Mac & Karen sooo sorry. Your mom was a great lady. Prayers & hugs to allπŸ™πŸ™

Myrtle Pugh Feb 8 2022 8:23 AM

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