Marion C. Bridges-Mosby, was born on October 1, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She departed this life peacefully on Thursday, August 12, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Marion was the daughter of the late Cisero Marion Evans and Mable Johnson, both of Augusta, Georgia. She had five siblings, four of which preceded her in death. Her eldest brother, Joseph Evans, is 95 years old.
Marion was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but she was raised in Augusta, Georgia, and educated in the segregated Augusta, Georgia Public School System. During her teenage years, she moved to New Castle, Pennsylvania. She later moved to Youngstown, Ohio, and then to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout her life she held various occupations including domestic work, a cafeteria attendant for Baxter Elementary School and she worked in the dietary department for Columbia Hospital, formerly known as the Pittsburgh Hospital.
After a 15-year courtship, in 1984 she was united in marriage to the late Malcolm Mosby. They were married for 13 years until his death on May 29, 2003. She was also married to Henry Lee Bridges until his death in 1970.
Marion, known as "Nanny" to her grandchildren, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She lived by the principle that it is more blessed to give than to receive. She had a strong faith in God and believed in his words. She was always there to lend a helping hand and would open her home to whoever was in need. Marion was an advocate for encouraging people to pursue education with a passion. She was well known for "stepping out in style" with her fancy dresses, suits and stylish hats.
Marion accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. In 1982, she united with the fellowship of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Dillingham. Marion served as a Deacon, Missionary, Bible Study Teacher, Senior Choir Member, and was a founding member of Intercessory Prayer Corps.
She leaves to cherish her memories, daughter, Barbara (Phillip) Phinisee of Douglasville, Georgia; sons: Ronald (June) Evans, Reginald (Simquita) Bridges of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; brother, Joseph Evans of Easton, Pennsylvania; grandchildren: Kenneth Toler (rest in peace), Keith Toler, Kevin Farrar, Nicole Evans, Valerie Cody, Regina Foster, Reginald Shareef, Renina Smalls, Ashley Bridges, Michael Bridges; goddaughter, Antoinette Carter of Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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