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Joy Durrence Bridgett, 68, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 surrounded by her family at Hospice following an 11 month battle with injuries sustained from a car accident.

She was born January 29, 1952 to Clarence and Addie (Kennedy) Durrence. Joy graduated from Herschel V. Jenkins High School in 1970, and she later received her Associates Degree in Marketing from Savannah Technical College.

Joy worked for Savannah Vascular Institute for the past 8 years as an Executive Assistant to Executive Director Sharon Bell. She was also co-owner of Brain Freeze Treats LLC with her husband Curt Bridgett. She was a member of Compassion Christian Church, as well as an avid member of a small group there, which was one of her most cherished activities.

Joy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Curt and cooking meals for her family, church small group, and friends. Joy was a spiritual woman who truly loved and lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, chatting with friends and family, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Joy is survived by her husband Curt Bridgett; her two children Kevin Schroder of Savannah and Allison (Anthony) Maselli of Alpharetta; her two grandchildren Charlotte and Audrey Maselli; her brother Jerry (Sharon) of Savannah, Ga; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Joy is preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Addie Durrence, and her brother Terry Durrence.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Tuesday evening, September 29, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning, September 30, 2020, at the graveside, Hillcrest Abbey – East, conducted by the Reverend Drew Humphreys.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Triumph Foundation to support individuals with spinal cord injuries.

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  1. Syl says:

    Condolences to the family….

  2. John and Lane McHugh says:

    Lane and I will not be able to attend any service due to my illness and Lane’s illness and Covid 19. However, we want you to know we have prayed for Joy and are praying for you and know that God’s peace is there for you. Joy, was just that, a joy to be around and the food she prepared was always wonderful. We miss Joy and you on Mondays but we know that through it all Jesus is near. Be blessed in your days and always know that you are in our thoughts and hearts. Joy is with Jesus just as the word says and she is and will be forever celebrating..

  3. Becky Hester says:

    I am sorry to learn of Joy’s death. She was a bright and talented student at Savannah Tech. In addition we had been classmates at Jenkins.
    My sympathies to her children. I’m sure you have wonderful memories of your Mom.
    Becky W Hester

  4. Michael & Jill Flynn says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Kim Woodcock says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Joy for many years at SVI. Praying for peace and healing for all family and friends.

  6. Alexis Mundy says:

    My heart breaks to hear this news. I worked with Joy at SVI. She was not only a hard worker (and one of the most organized people I have ever met!), she was compassionate, kind, and so easy to talk to. She gushed about her children, grandchildren, and absolutely adored her husband. My thoughts are with Joy’s family during this time.

  7. Lisa and Heyda says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We were unable to attend the service today due to work, but are thought and prayers are with you and your family.

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