Melissa Bridges Gettys, age 62, of Ellenboro, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, March 19, 2023 at her residence.
Melissa was born Friday, September 16, 1960 in Lakeland, Florida to the late Ray Bridges and Jewel Hensley Lackey. She was a graduate of East Rutherford High School, class of 1978 and a 1982 graduate of Gardner-Webb University. She was a member of the Full Throttle Biker Church. Melissa served as the church secretary for Campfield Memorial Baptist Church and Race Path Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren), going on annual beach trips and attending county fairs. She loved her motorcycle family and her church family dearly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Guy Lackey; an infant son, Ethan Michael Gettys and her brother, Mike Bridges.
Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of forty years, Mike Gettys; daughter, Amy Murray (Adam); sons, Jason Gettys and Matthew Gettys all of Ellenboro; three precious grandchildren, Addison Murray, Anslee Murray and Kimberly Gettys.
The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Full Throttle Biker Church. Interment will follow in Campfield Memorial Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 4:00 pm prior to the services at the church.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or to the Full Throttle Biker Church, 911 US 74 Business Highway, Bostic, NC 28018.