Memorial services for Wanda Juanita Briggs, age 91, of Baxter will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, at the Church of Christ in Baxter.
Mrs. Briggs peacefully passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at her home of many years surrounded by loving family and friends during those last days. Mrs. Briggs was born to Norman and Vora Smith on July 2, 1922 at Silver Point. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman N. Briggs, daughter Betty Ann Briggs-Jones, brothers Norman Smith and Warren G. Smith, and sisters Lois Smith Anderson and Lucille Smith Whittaker Clark.
Wanda leaves behind a son Larry Briggs and wife Pat of Smithville, Grand Daughters Sherri Briggs of Baxter, Gina Lewis and husband Jimmy and Amy Hayes of Smithville Grandsons Bob Briggs of Crossville, Ryan and Taylor Jones of Nashville, and Elliott Cook of Smithville.
Great Grand Children Bobby Briggs and wife Julie of Cookeville, Ciara Miller of Crossville, Kayse and husband Ryan of Cookeville, Amanda Baily and husband John of Shelbyville, Caitlin Anderson, Chelsea Lewis, Brittney Cantrell, Jayme Lynn Hayes and Christian Cantrell of Smithville, Amanda Hargis and husband Brandon of San Diego,CA.
Great-Great Grand Children Evan, Kayleigh, Bayli, Graci, Hunter, Lillie ,Emmy, Duncan and Gretah, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Wanda had a long career with Fleetguard where she was one of their first employees in 1966 and retired with the company . She was very active as a volunteer at the Fleetguard Credit Union which later became the Middle Tennessee Federal Credit Union
Mrs. Briggs had a wonderful volunteer spirit and worked to distribute and grade bible lesson from an International Bible study organization and regularly visited nursing homes and shut ins to sing and read the Bible. She was very active in the Church of Christ at Baxter since 1966.Read the rest of this article