Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Obituary of Mary Catherine (Cat) Briggs (c.1950-2007)

Mary Catherine "Cat" Briggs

May 09, 2007 - 01:03:22 am CDT

Burlington - Ms. Mary Catherine "Cat" Briggs, 57, of 540 Queen Ann Street, Burlington, NC died May 2, 2007 at her residence. She was born in Caswell County daughter of Mr. James Phillips, Jr. and Ms. Beatrice Crawley Briggs both deceased. She was a member of Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church.

Survivors are a son, Anton Downey of the home; two daughters, Adawn Downey and Cassandra Dark both of Burlington, NC; two brothers, John A. Briggs of Washington, DC and Robert H. Briggs (Brenda) of California; eight sisters, Lillie Lucas of Washington, DC, Beatrice Renee Holland (Dean) of Maryland, Robenia Briggs, Mary Phillips, Margret Phillips, Sandra Boswell, Willie Mae Booker and Faye Jean Haith all of Burlington; six grandchildren, Montre' Downey, Kentrell Sheppard, Brandon Corbett, Brittanie Downey, Nautica Downey and Mekiah Dark.

The funeral service will be at 3:00 pm Monday at the chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home with Elder Greg Hargrave delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be thirty minutes prior to the service at the church on Monday. At other times the family will receive visitors at the home. The body can be viewed on Sunday from 1:00 until 9:00 pm at the funeral home. Services are entrusted to Blackwell Funeral Home, Burlington.

Source: The Caswell Messenger, 9 May 2007.

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