Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bridgette Michele Caraway

Bridgette Michele Caraway, 57, passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 26, 2016, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Mississippi, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi, to George Mason Caraway and Bobbye Jo Smith Caraway. She moved with her family to Noxapater, Mississippi, in 1971. She graduated from Mississippi State University, where she received a degree in Special Education. She served as the Director of Sylvan Learning Center in Jackson for several years before returning to the classroom with the Jackson Public School District.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her sister, Sherry Nell Caraway. She is survived by her brother, Mike Caraway and wife, Jeanann, of Clinton, Mississippi; and her sister, Brenda O’Bannon and husband, John, of Starkville, Mississippi. She is also survived by her nephews Tyler O’Bannon and wife, Lauren; Taylor Caraway, and Wesley Caraway; and by her niece Hailey Caraway. She also leaves behind a great-nephew, Judah O’Bannon.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Noxapater Baptist Church in Noxapater, Mississippi, with Rev. Mike Fondren officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at Noxapater Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Armstrong, Derek Caraway, Mark Caraway, Terry Caraway, Wesley Caraway, Ron Collins, and Gus Weeks. Duane Caraway, Taylor Caraway, and Tyler O’Bannon will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In honor of her love for children and animals, the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 or the Mississippi Animal Rescue League, 5221 Greenway Drive Ext., Jackson, MS 39204.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at