Blue Ridge Funeral & Cremation Service       7626 Highway 213      Mars Hill, NC 28754     Phone: (828) 680-0287      Fax: (828) 680-9965      Email: brfs@blueridgefuneralservice.org

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Zola Briggs

Zola Glenn Briggs (Barrett)

Saturday, March 18th, 1922 - Saturday, October 31st, 2020
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Obituary

Zola Barrett Briggs, 98, of Mars Hill, went to be with her heavenly father on October 31, 2020 after contracting COVID-19. She was born March 18, 1922 to the late William (Willie) Rom Barrett and Plutina Crawford Barrett. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Emory Ernest Briggs, who passed away March 18, 2011; son, Emory J. Briggs (October 27, 2020); granddaughter, Mary Angela Briggs Whitten; great grandson, Dustin Earl Towery; sister, Savada Barrett Ponder; brothers, D. B. Barrett and Floyd Barrett.

Mrs. Briggs was an active member of Ivy Gap Baptist Church until her health began to fail. She worked at Hammerland Mfg. and retired from Mission Hospital. She enjoyed reading her bible and working in her garden and flowers.

Mrs. Briggs is survived by a daughter, Loretta Ballard (Shelby) of Weaverville; Beverly Rash Wright (companion to Emory); sons, Bernard Briggs (Brenda) of Mars Hill; Sammy Briggs (Phyllis) of Weaverville; Ray Bruce Briggs (Magdalene) of Asheville; twelve grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
A graveside service and burial will be held at California Creek Baptist Church Cemetery at 11 AM Tuesday, November 3, 2020, conducted by family friend, Reverend Allen Rash. Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Care Partners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813. Masks and social distancing are required.

Mrs. Briggs will have an open visitation from 10 AM – 4 PM Monday, November 2, 2020, at Blue Ridge Funeral Service.

The family would like to thank the wonderful CNA’s, nurses, and staff of Madison Health and Rehabilitation for caring for Mother for almost 8 years and to Care Partners staff, Karen, Cindy, and Nancy, for all the support they provided the family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
    When
    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Location
    Blue Ridge Funeral Service
    Address
    7626 Highway 213
    Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    California Creek Baptist Church
    Address
    5131 US 23 Hwy
    MARS HILL, NC 28754
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    Notes
    Masks and social distancing required.
    Officiant
    Rev. Allen Rash
  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    California Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    5131 US 23 Hwy
    MARS HILL, NC 28754
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Bill & Jean Smith

Posted at 03:27pm
Condolences to the family. May the love of God, family and friends sustain you in the coming days and years. God Bless.
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Beth Honeycutt

Posted at 07:45pm
To Bernard and family, We are terribly sorry for the loss of your brother and now mother. Your faithfulness in caring for her for so many years is such a tribute to the values she gave you. God grant you peace as you adjust to such big changes in your lives. With love from Beth, Brian, Jonathan, Matthew and Phoebe
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