Mary Winston J. Briggs

Published 11:28 am Monday, October 31, 2016

FRANKLIN — Mary Winston Johnson Briggs, 84, passed away on Oct. 28, 2016.

She was born in Southampton County, the daughter of James A. and Lemma Garrett Johnson.
She was predeceased by two brothers, James A. Johnson Jr. and John W. Johnson.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James F. Briggs Jr.; two daughters, Nancy B. Petters (Mike) and Elizabeth A. Briggs; two granddaughters, Sarah P. Fletcher (Dan) and Caroline G. Petters (fiancé Chris Sauer); a great-granddaughter, Marin E. Fletcher; a sister, Elizabeth J. Wright; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a lifelong member of Franklin Baptist Church and a choir member and soloist for over 50 years. Additionally, she was a member of the Franklin Music Study Club, the Franklin Book Club and the DAR.
The memorial service celebrating her life will be on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, Virginia. The service will be conducted by Rev. Steven R. Gibson. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church parlor. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Franklin Baptist Church Music Fund, 208 N. High St., Franklin, VA 23851, or to a charity of your choice.
Wright Funeral Home is assisting the family.