OBITUARY: Mitzie Wilson
Mitzie Watson Wilson, 85, of Spruce Pine, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at her home. A native of Plumtree, she was a daughter of the late Deiter and Theresa Rhyne Watson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Ray Wilson Sr., and her son, Phillip “Cricket” Wilson, who both passed away in 2012.
Mitzie loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her church family.
Surviving is her daughter, Sabrina Briggs, and husband, Darrell, of Spruce Pine; daughter-in-law, Melanie Wilson, of Hickory; brothers, Jim Watson, and wife, Jennie, of Big Island, Virginia, and Harold Watson, and wife, Sharon, of Ingalls; sister-in-law, Louise Wilson, of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Summer Holman, Tara Graybeal and husband, Derrick, Dusten Ray Wilson and wife, Cindy, Bradley Ray Wilson, Christopher Sullins and wife, Mary, and Heath Briggs and wife, Sasha; great-grandchildren, Sarah Holman, Hunter Holman, Destiny Elkins, Kaylee Graybeal, Paisley Graybeal, Owen Wilson, Ahlana Wilson and Waverly Briggs; and a special stepdaughter, Sue Bennett. Several other extended family members also survive. Funeral services were 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, in Pine Branch Baptist Church. The Rev. Bobby Joe Greene and the Rev. Steve Williams officiated. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 2-3:30 p.m. before the service at the church.
Because of her passion for children, the family asks for gifts instead of flowers be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or st.jude.org/memorials. Visit www.yanceyfuneralservice.com to send online condolences.
Mitchell News-Journal • Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019