Barbara Carol Brigance

Born in Gallatin, TN on September 18, 1952

Departed on January 5, 2014 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Barbara “Mammie” Carol Brigance, was born on September 18, 1952 to the late William and Margaret Burgess, and passed away on January 5, 2014. She graduated from Hendersonville High School, where she later became the custodian. She was an avid football fan and especially loved the Vanderbilt Commodores . “BB”, as she was lovingly known by friends and family, worked at Williamsburg Apartments doing maintenance. She will always be remembered for her strong will and her stubbornness, as well as a loving mammie, nannie, sister and friend. Ms. Brigance is preceded in death by her parents, and survived by her son, David Lee Brigance (Elizabeth), grandson, Jaxon Lee Brigance, sisters, Linda Castleman (Jimmy), Patsy Cole (Wayne) and brothers, William T. Burgess and Eugene Burgess. A life celebration ceremony will be conducted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home, with Rev. Troy Sadler. A visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 2-8pm and on Thursday from 11 until service time. Interment will follow ceremony in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. 353 Johnny Cash Parkway Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615)824-3855 www.springfieldfh.wpengine.com

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30 Comments to Ms. Barbara Carol Brigance

  1. Stacey
    January 6, 2014 3:19 pm

    You will be missed so very, very much! !

  2. Gary Raines
    January 6, 2014 4:20 pm

    What a wonderful lady. So many sweet things she did for so many people out of pure kindness. Barbara i will never forget you.

  3. Tracy
    January 6, 2014 6:19 pm

    I remember Barbara from HHS and was recently glad to see her again when I returned to Williamsburg. She was so kind and dedicated to her work. She will be missed. With deepest sympathy.

  4. Mark
    January 6, 2014 6:44 pm

    Wow. We just had a conversation the other day about how fast people move out and someone moves in. She was a great maintenance person and just a great person, she will be greatly missed by us and all residents at WILLIAMSBURG!! RIP

  5. Jody Glenn
    January 6, 2014 6:51 pm

    I only knew you for a short time, but everytime we would cross paths coming or going from the apts your were so wonderful to chat with. Prayers for your family you are now an angel in heaven.

  6. Elaine Butts
    January 6, 2014 7:30 pm

    To All of Barbara’s Family:
    I am so very sorry to just learn of Barbara’s death. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy!…. I know she had such a special place in all your lives, and will be missed tremendously!

    I’m sure she was met in Heaven by her Mom and Dad! You’re in my prayers!

  7. Jemice
    January 6, 2014 7:55 pm

    To Ms.Barbara’s Family:

    My God give y’all strength during this tragic time. My prayers have gone up. May Ms. Barbara Rest in Peace…

    Jemice Dandridge
    Apt 814 Williamsburg Apts.

  8. Mary Owens/Amy Baker apt 909
    January 6, 2014 8:41 pm

    We are very sad for Barbara’s family and pray they find peace. She will be sadly missed in our community.

  9. Lisa King Hannan
    January 6, 2014 8:44 pm

    Ms Barbara it was so nice knowing you, I will miss you coming in my store and talking about the bs of the day!! lol I didn’t know you were David’s mom at first when you and I started talking but you told me on many occasions how proud of David you were! Then when him and Elizabeth had Jaxon, oh my you thought he hung the moon!!! Lol precious grandson, just like David Lee that’s what you always said!!! I was so glad we spent time at their wedding talking, you were a delight to be around, real……. said exactly what you felt and that you don’t see a lot of anymore!!!! You will be missed by so many people, I pray for your family and friends that they remember all the good times and it helps ease the pain!!!!

  10. Sandi Kelly and Judy Lee and Betty Amos
    January 6, 2014 10:50 pm

    We will miss Barbara very much. May she RIP. God Bless the family. She was a wonderful Christian Lady.

    • Sandi Kelly, Judy Lee, Betty Amos and Jeanie Brent
      January 6, 2014 10:56 pm

      Our Prayers go out to all of her family. Barbara was loved by all of us here at Williamsburg Apts. From all of the ladies from Apt 702 and 911 and 703. We will remember her smiling face. All of us Ladies.

  11. David Lee Brigance
    January 6, 2014 11:08 pm

    I thank everyone for your prayers and sympathy!! My mother was the greatest mother anyone could ever ask for!!! If I could ask for anything from everyone that knew and loved her is to remember her for the wonderful woman she was!! I would like for anyone that knew her and loved her that sees this page to write something that she may have done for you or how she had touched your life!! Thank you again to everyone!! Mammie, I LOVE YOU and I know that you are in a much better place and no matter what you will ALWAYS be missed!!!!

  12. Stephanie Brooks
    January 7, 2014 12:09 am

    I remember Barbara when I was growing up. The thing I remember the most about her is her fun loving attitude! She was a wonderful person. She always had a smile upon her face! I remember Barbara and David coming to Uncle Willies and Aunt Bettys to play Rook. That is where I learned to play! David Lee, you are in my thoughts! Sending hugs and love to you cousin!

  13. KeJuanis
    January 7, 2014 8:59 am

    Maintenance at 1303 will never be the same., she would leave me speechless and my son laughing every time. Lol! My prayers will be with your family. R.I.P

  14. Felicia
    January 7, 2014 1:01 pm

    She was such a dedicated worker and always so pleasant and personable at the apartments. She will truly be missed! My prayers will be with her family. May she rest peacefully.

  15. patrice jones
    January 7, 2014 3:17 pm

    .I was so sad to hear about Barbara, she was in my apartment last week fixing my patio door, she knew how to fix everything, she was full of laughter, I will miss her driving through the complex in her truck, and sharing her sunshine with everyone, bless her and her family, she will be missed.

  16. Anita Douglas Richards
    January 7, 2014 3:59 pm

    Barabara you were one special lady, you made us laugh a lot. I remember all the Basketball games we went to at HHS, especially the road games and when they were in the state tournaments and we traveled every night to MTSU,
    that was a treat, we laughed and we cheered all the way there and back. You will be truely missed. To the family- Davis, Will Linda Patsy and Eugene we love you all and we will be praying for you.

    Anita Douglas Richards

  17. JANET SLADE
    January 7, 2014 4:55 pm

    My Prayers go out to the FAMILY, Co Workers and those that knew Barbara. She will be missed by many! God Bless All
    Janet Slade Columbus, Ohio

  18. Megan
    January 7, 2014 5:00 pm

    Barbara was a very special woman. She took me in her home and let me stay there for awhile. She was a very loving woman. She would open her door to many people. She always had a smile on her face everytime we saw her. She touched so many hearts. We love you Aunt Barabra and will miss you terribly. Rest in peace.

  19. jean murch
    January 7, 2014 6:09 pm

    so sorry to hear that Barbra had passed I worked at williamsburg for 10 years and had many a laugh with her , she will be missed. by many. god bless the family you are in my thoughts.

  20. alice thompson
    January 7, 2014 7:18 pm

    She was a very great woman and will be greatly missed.
    Apt.710 Williamsburg

  21. Patty Gilbreath
    January 7, 2014 10:39 pm

    Let me just say Barbara you will be missed by all. You were a wonderful person to everyone. I will never forget all the fun times we had at the ball games. Oh and trying to keep the coaches and players in line. No one could do that like you. We had a lot of fun going to all of the games ,but when we went to Commandos went to state at MTSU it was great.
    David Lee you had a very precious and wonderful mother. And she will be with you always and in the hearts of all who knew her. She always had a smile and could make you laugh.

    Prayers to all of the family,
    Patty Gilbreath (Apple)

  22. Ray and Candy Slocum
    January 8, 2014 8:42 am

    Barb was an exceptional woman who worked hard with incredible dedication. She had a heart as big as the sky, and would do whatever she could to help wherever she could, putting aside her own needs and desires. She looked after and took care of so many people in need. She definitely lived the Christian life. We loved her stories and shared so many laughs with her. We also shared many tears. She loved the Lord with all her heart and soul, and she knew He loved her. She has taken her place with Him, is free from pain, and will live in peace, love, and joy forever. In the short time we knew her, she made huge imprints on our hearts. We will miss Barb very much, and will listen for her voice on the wind. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, that they will be blessed with comfort and peace in their hearts knowing that she is in Heaven praying for them.

    Williamsburg Bldg 4

  23. John Burt
    January 8, 2014 9:49 am

    How saddened I was to learn of the passing of Ms. Barbara. I knew her from Hendersonville High School where I graduated (Class of 1985!) and from then on, I was a resident of Williamsburg Apartments and Barbara has been there since I moved in November of 2006.
    Always offering a smile, sometimes gruff, sometimes with the weight of the complex on her shoulders, Barbara would always speak and at least offer a jovial “HELLO!”… Often, when I was leaving for work, I would wave at her, and if I had time tell her Good Morning and to have a Good Day!
    When my own Father passed away in 2011- there were many times when I would get home to Williamsburg, and I would simply be too distraught to even get out of the car. There would be Ms. Barbara- checking on me to see if I was alright. We had many late afternoon conversations where she would pull me from the “funk” that I was in, I would turn off the tears, and turn on the smiles as we chatted about Vanderbilt, the apartments, Walmart, or whatever she would feel like chatting about during that day. I appreciate so very much her taking the time from her day to help me feel better.

    I suppose- I will miss waving at her every morning as we both start our days, but I know she is crossing that River as we speak, to that Mansion that awaits in the sky.
    Rest Easy, Dear Lady…you have earned it!

    With much, much respect to the family and friends-

    John Burt
    Williamsburg Apartments
    #1704

  24. Tammy Lockridge
    January 8, 2014 1:18 pm

    This lady was one in million she always kept things straight to point , she has known me and my family for 30 years or more Richard and I will miss the great sense of humor that few people have love you Barbara just gone for us to soon but god knows best Love Tammy and Richard& kids…..Much respect and love to the family

  25. Mary Patrick Kidd
    January 9, 2014 7:33 pm

    Went to high school with Barbara. So sorry for her family. She also had such a sweet disposition. She will be missed.

  26. Denise Hughes
    January 12, 2014 4:04 pm

    How I miss that dear lady! She was bigger than life and her shoes cannot be filled. I will always keep a vivid memory in my heart of her driving around Williamsburg Apts. every day,keeping everything in order.I will miss that unmistakable voice.When you see someone everyday for several years, they become like family.I remember her coming to my apt. well after hours to check on a water heater leak.I am sure she was home relaxing when she had to get up and come out at night .She was as diligent and professional as always.I will miss waving to her every day and seeing her smile.I feel blessed to have crossed paths with her in my life.She was one of the best! I will keep her family in my prayers,

    Denise Hughes
    Apt.709

  27. Connie Bradley Pickle
    January 13, 2014 6:28 pm

    My heart goes out to all who loved Barbara. If you knew her, you loved her. I met the Burgess family when they moved next door and I was 9 years old. The “kids” were in HHS. Patsy and Barbara kept me and my sister while my parents worked for a while. Some of my best memories was getting to go to the VFW and them teaching me to square dance. Barbara took me to my first football and basketball games, and many after. Barbara also taught me to play basketball and when she had the time we would go to Knox Doss and play in the gym. She also taught me how to strip tobacco! She had the most beautiful smile and a heart to big to measure. All of Barbara and her family brought lots of love and tons of joy to my life. There is no doubt that the gates of heaven swung open wide and many were there to welcome Barbara home. For all of her family, I pray that God rains down peace and comfort and sends love and happiness to fill your hearts when you think of her. Sending this with love and prayers.

  28. Ginger Holt
    January 20, 2014 12:46 pm

    Barbara was truly an earth angel. I will miss our talks your smiles our waves to each other. The loyalty you gave to each of us. You were such an important part of our lives and will be missed so very much. My prayers are with your precious family and friends. Now you are with our beloved Father and we will meet again someday. R.I.P. my friend.

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