Mary Gay Bridgforth
Tuesday 28th of July 1953 - Sunday 8th of May 2022
Mary Gay Bridgforth, born July 28, 1953, passed from this life on May 8, 2022 at her home in Versailles, Kentucky. Mary Gay grew up in Versailles, graduated from the Margaret Hall School in Versailles, and from Centre College of Kentucky, class of 1975. She was a thoroughbred horsewoman, farmer, avid gardener, skilled florist and beloved second mother to her nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Mary Gay was a lifelong member of New Union Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and active in numerous charities and civic groups including the Pisgah Historic District Preservation Group.
Mary Gay was preceded in death by her parents, William Marcellus Bridgforth and Carolyn Thompson Bridgforth and a sister, Lucia Bridgforth Cox (Leonard William Cox). She is survived by her life-partner Daniel Max Rosenberg, sisters, Evelyn Bridgforth Kemper (Charles Kirk Kemper) and Loy Bridgforth Rush (Jeffrey Stewart Rush), nieces and nephews, Carolyn Bridgforth Cox, Kristen Grinstead Cox, Carrell Taylor Hernandez-Rush (Alex Hernandez), Dorothy Thompson Rush, Leonard Bridgforth (Bridge) Cox (Tracey Love Cox), William Jefferson Rush, the children of her partner, Agatha Spink Critchfield (Ryan Critchfield), and Elana Russell Rosenberg, her partner’s four grandchildren and six great nieces and great nephews.
A visitation will be held at Milward-Broadway, 159 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY, on Saturday May 14 from 4-6 PM. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 15 at 3 PM at New Union Christian Church, 440 Old Frankfort Pike at Brown’s Mill Road; masks required. Graveside service to follow at Pisgah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 910 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, Woodford County. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to The Woodford Humane Society, PO Box 44, Versailles Ky. 40383 or New Union Christian Church (PO Box 444, Versailles, KY).
She was a great lady Will cherish all my memories with her at the sales
The world has lost a sweet soul and, for many of us, a wonderful friend. You will be missed.
I am so saddened by the news of Forth's death. We had just heard from her by text and learned of her hospitalization. She never let on that she was close to death--in fact, she was happy that she could get the drainage tube out so she could go home. I am so sorry. She was a special friend. She was a good person. The world is a lesser place without her. Sally Daniel
Mary Gay was my client and good friend for many years . I am so sad to hear of her passing. We shared a lot of laughter and good times. I am praying for comfort and peace for all of her family members during this time of loss.