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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Saturday June 15th, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Saturday June 15th, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Memorial Service

St. Pauls Presbyterian Church
Sunday June 16th, 2013
3:00pm

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Memorial Service

St. Pauls Presbyterian Church
Sunday June 16th, 2013
3:00pm

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Mildred Brisson

Mildred Newton Brisson, 89, of St. Pauls, passed away June 13, 2013 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday June 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, St. Pauls with Rev. Sue Hudson officiating. Visitation will be Saturday June 15, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM. at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls. Born July 18, 1923 to the late Marshall and Cleva Newton of Hoke County, Mrs. Brisson graduated from Hoke High School in 1941. She attended Louisburg Junior College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. She held a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in counseling. After teaching English and journalism for many years at St. Pauls High School, Mrs. Brisson retired in 1989 as a counselor with the Cumberland County School System. She remembered with great fondness her many students. Mrs. Brisson moved to St. Pauls in the 1950s. She is remembered as an active public servant, especially in the role as a strong advocate for persons with disabilities. She successfully chaired the St. Pauls Mayor's Committee which was charged with the task of making the town's public and private facilities handicap accessible. Along with her husband of more than 60 years, Edward Brisson, she was an active member of St. Pauls Presbyterian Church. She served as an elder of the church and received the designation as an honorary life member of the Presbyterian Women of the Church. A beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Brisson was a woman with many talents and interests who possessed great humor, warmth, compassion and grace. Mrs. Brisson was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, and an infant son. She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Brisson and husband Scot Whitfield of Newport; sons, Michael "Eddie" and wife Lynn of Reidsville, Richard of Goldsboro and Jeffrey of Hope Mills; two grandsons, Mark and Stephen; and a brother, Edwin B. Newton and wife, Edith, of Raeford. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, POB 283, St. Pauls, NC 28384; O'Berry Center Foundation, 400 Old Smithfield Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530; Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Ct., Goldsboro, NC 27534 or favorite charity. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.

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Guestbook

Mrs. Brisson was my guidance counselor at EE Smith High School. I also work at her accounting firm. We would speak when she came in our office. I have always thought a lot of her. She was such a wonderful lady and will always hold a special place in my heart. My prayers are with your family. Sincerely, Robin

Robin Helms Ludlum Jul 16 2013 12:00 AM

Eddie, Lisa, Jeffrey and Ricky, We are so sorry about Aunt Mildred. We loved her too. She was a sweet and kind person. I will always have my memories of her and the times she and Uncle Ed spent at mom and dad's house just sitting around talking and laughing. She will be missed. You are in my prayers. Love you guys. Sissi

Robert and Janice Nance Jun 15 2013 12:00 AM

I will miss her kind heart, loving words of wisdom and love! Please know that I will be praying for the entire family.

BobbieLeeGillis Jun 15 2013 12:00 AM