Martin Bernard “Bernie”Pridgen

October 27, 1973 - August 12, 2017
Martin Bernard “Bernie”Pridgen


Martin Bernard  “Bernie” Pridgen age 43 of Delco passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his home in Ocean Isle Beach.

Bernie was born in Wilmington on October 27, 1973 to Martin Whitlock Pridgen and Betty Sue Wilkins Pridgen.

Bernie was a graduate of Acme Delco Jr./Sr. High School and was a professional Sheet Rock installer. He was most recently a Golf Tech at the Pearl Golf Course in Calabash.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Carl Wayne Wilkins.  He is survived by his sister, Sue Wilkins Ellis and her husband Waldie Ellis; niece, Linda Sue Parker and husband David; nephew Joshua Ellis and wife Ashley, niece Allison Ellis, nephew Taylor Ellis and fiancee Sierra Best, and niece Amber Coleman and family; special cousin, Cathy Pridgen Cross of Indiana; great nieces and nephews, David Aaron, Amanda, Austin, Lydia, Gauge, Emma, Hailey, and Sarah.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held 5 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Red Hill Pentecostal Church on Byrdville Freeman Road in Delco.

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  • August 15, 2017
    Cathy Pridgen Cross, Fort Wayne, IN lit a candle:
    Lit since August 15, 2017 at 8:47:27 PM

  • August 17, 2017
    Allison Ellis says:
    To my dearest Uncle Bernie you have always and still remain my favorite uncle. You called me your girl and we even looked alike. I carry with me our memories and will cherish those. I love you so much and will tremendously miss you. Love your favorite niece Allison.

  • August 17, 2017
    Heather Borton says:
    Dear Bernie, it was really nice having got to know you at The Pearl Golf course this last year. The first week you were there you stopped me on the beverage cart and introduced yourself to me. You were always pleasant and kind. Almost everyday you would come into the restaurant and grab a hot coffee or cold sierra mist. It was known that you were a great, hard worker and asset to the company. Your presence will truly be missed. Sincerely, Heather Williamson Borton Coowner/Food and Beverage The Pearl Golf Links

  • August 18, 2017
    Johanne says:
    I have been missing our daily conversations. The race to say good morning and have a good day. Miss you always asking what's for dinner, like you would be here to eat with me. I hope you found thr peace you deserve with your family.

  • August 18, 2017
    Sue Ellis says:
    My dearest Baby Brother Bernie I miss you so much already. A piece piece of me left when Wayne died, now you were that final link and I feel so broken and alone. You had a big heart beautiful smile. You may have had struggles in life but you made it my Brother. I'm so proud of you. You always worried about not be perfect but the Bible says not none are perfect. We all make mistakes and faulter. But where we go from there makes us who we are. You and Max your dog were made for each other. You both left us without a goodbye but you're both in my heart and never will leave. Brother and Sister love forever and always.