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Millicent "Millie" (Patterson) Briggs

February 4, 2018

Millicent "Millie" Patterson Briggs, age 79, passed after an extended illness on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.   She was a daughter of the late James Arthur "Pat" and Lois Casey Patterson.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Steve Briggs (formally of Burnsville), who passed away in 2012.

            Mrs. Briggs was a native of Rutherfordton, NC.   She and Steve met in college and were never apart until his death.  During her journey she used her education to teach English and French in North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.   Millie enjoyed the beach, nature and traveling. 

            Surviving is her sons:  Chuck Briggs of Lula, Georgia and Patrick Briggs of Oxford, Georgia and their families. 

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 11th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.   Rev. Jacob Willis will officiate. 

            In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to your local children's charity or local animal shelter in her honor.   

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