January 18, 1929 ~ September 24, 2005

Born in: Polk County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mary Ann Briggs Johnson, 76, of 8 Douglas Place, Asheville, died Saturday, September 24, 2005, at Mission Hospitals. A native of Polk County, she lived most of her life in Buncombe County and was a daughter of the late Carl and Arnette Byrd Briggs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Johnson, who died in 1980. She worked as a CNA in private homes and was a member of Harvest Time Assembly of God. Devoted to her family, she is survived by two daughters, Anna Player and her husband Phil of Asheville and Elizabeth Tweed and her husband Alan of Asheville; a sister, Ida Lee McKinney and her husband Boyd of Mars Hill; a brother, Harold Briggs and his wife Barbara of Asheville; four grandchildren, Paula, Alex, Jon and Stephanie; two great-grandchildren, Katlyn and Brianna and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday at Harvest Time Assembly of God with the Rev. Darrell McClaren and Mr. Alex Player officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 pm Monday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Harvest Time Assembly of God, 225 Summit Street, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. Liz and Family. I am so sorry about the death of your mother. Liz I know you spent a lot of time with her, and you have a lot of memories, so cling to those and remember you are not alone. His Grace is sufficient. My prayers are with you and your family. Shirley Arrowood

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  2. Liz, Anna, and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary Ann and Dick were my first NC friends and I have many good memories of them. They were both very nice and helpful to my mother and me when we first moved here. I won’t forget either of them. We’ll see them again.

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  3. Elizabeth & Anna. I am so sorry to
    hear about the death of your Mother.
    Please know that my thoughts and
    prayers are with you during this
    difficult time. May God you a
    peace that passeth all understanding.
    With deepest sympathy.

    Betty Ponder

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  4. Lis and Alan,
    Paula and I are extremly sorry for your loss. Mere words can not ease the pain you feel, only by knowing that she is in a better place, with no suffering, and the warm memories of her, will keep her in your hearts forever.

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  5. I am saddened to know Mary is gone. I worked with her for a number of years at Deerfield. She was a most tender care provider and showed great devotion to her employer. I was impressed with her compassion and willingness to help in any way. My prayers are with her family for peace and comforting memories.

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  6. To all of the Briggs family, I am sorry for your loss of Mary Ann. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bless you.

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  7. so sorry to learn of your loss. I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT IT IS. I AM SORRY I CAN NOT BE WITH YOU ALL THRU THIS, BUT DUE TO THINGS, I AM NOT ABLE TO BE THERE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. MARY WAS PROUD OF EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FROM THE SMALLEST TO THE OLDEST. KEEP THE MEMORIES ALIVE AND KNOW SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE.

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