Althea McDonald Brigman

December 30, 1927February 21, 2011

Althea McDonald Brigman, age 83, of Dallas, died Monday, February 21, 2011 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Gaston County and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Lola Finch McDonald. Mrs. Brigman retired from the Dallas Plant of J. P. Stevens Company and was a member of the Dallas Baptist Church. Mrs. Brigman is survived by one son, Richie Moss and wife Jenny of Bessemer City; six grandchildren, Jakob Moss, Erin Moss of Bessemer City, Michelle Sailors and husband Alan of Marion, North Carolina, Lisa Terry and husband Kevin of Bostic, Misty Dyer of Fallston, Joanna Relken and husband Nathan of Idaho; seven great grandchildren, Hannah, Haley, Holden, Houston Sailors, Betthany Terry, Madison, Marissa Dyer. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. Wednesday at Dallas Funeral Home, Dallas. Memorial services to celebrate Mrs. Brigman’s life will be 3:00 P. M. Thursday at the Dallas Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Abrahms, Rev. Barron Lee, Rev. Alan Sailors officiating. Interment will be private and at a later date. Mrs. Brigman was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alex Brigman; son, Wayne Conner; three sisters, Florence McDonald, Virginia McCall, Frances Parker; three brothers, Buck McDonald, R. G. McDonald, Frank McDonald. Online condolences may be made at: Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Brigman family


  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 24, 2011

Althea McDonald Brigman

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February 25, 2011

I Love you so much Mawmaw!You were always so much fun!!
I will miss your spunky, outspoken personality... but I am so thankful for the time I had with you!! I will Cherish those days till I see you again!!

Lisa Terry

February 25, 2011

Our grandmother, Althea Brigman, was such a blessing to all of us. We have so many memories of her and its makes us smile every time we have gotten together this week and remembered each memory we have of her. I remember her taking me to get my ears pierced at 5 years old, I remember going shopping with her on several occassions as a child and it was always something I looked forward to. As she got older we would take her shopping at the mall in her wheelchair. She loved Kit Kats and I would always try to bring her one when I would come to visit and if I forgot she would not like it at all..she would always ask for them. Those last days of all of us gathering around her bed side as she took her last breath will be something I will never forget. She had so much love surrounding her that I know she left this world feeling more love than ever. She is in a better place now, I am thankful for the life she lived and the love she gave to all of us. For giving my sisters and I a handsome dad who I know, was at the gates of heaven waiting for her. For blessing us with a wonderful uncle, Richie, who through all of this has been here for all of us grandchildren and we will never forget that. He was a wonderful son to my grandmother and we are thankful to him. We love you grandma! You are home now! We will see you again!

Debbie Fowler

February 24, 2011

Aunt Althea was very special. I will always remember her as kind, fun loving and the best Aunt I could have ever had.
I have many, many great memories of her. She loved all her nieces and nephews and spent many fun times with us. You were born to her many years after most of us were grown-up so she was "ours" before she was "yours".
She never complained much about anything, accepting life however it came her way. She cared for her mother for many years without much help from anyone. She loved you and the rest of her family and always spoke proudly of you and them.
I hope that you find some comfort in knowing she is now with our loved ones who had passed away and she will be there waiting for us when our time here is over.
With love prayers to you and Jenny,

Angie Jones

February 23, 2011

Officer Moss, please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Maeka Shronce

February 23, 2011

May God bless you and your family in your time of grief.

Ida & Greg Womble

February 23, 2011

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.