Myrl Christine Wiggins West went home to be with Jesus in the early morning of August 6, 2020. She was born July 17, 1925 at the family home in the Flat Rock community of Franklin County to loving parents, James “Jimmy” Wiggins and Norna Marshall Wiggins. Christine had a wonderful childhood and she often talked of growing up on the farm with her parents and brother, Ellis, whom she loved dearly. Christine was an independent working woman. She worked factory jobs over the years where she met many friends, particularly at Burlington Mills in Franklinton NC and Aerotron in Raleigh NC.
Christine was a loving and patient caretaker of her family. She cared for her father for many years after his stoke and visited him every day to make sure he had what he needed. Many times, she would say “I was a daddy’s girl”. She had great love and respect for her parents.
Christine had a strong Christian faith that carried her through the loss of loved ones and many hard times in her life. She would often say “leave it in the Lords hands”. She was a faithful member of Flat Rock Baptist Church and Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
Christine lost her first husband Melvin Harris and grieved greatly over his loss. She would speak of him fondly and had many stories of his good sense of humor.
She later married Hal West and they had a great life together. They enjoyed camping and traveling. Sadly, Hal died in 1986 after a long-fought illness.
Christine was preceded in death by her mother, Norna Marshall Wiggins; father, James Green Wiggins; brother, Ellis Green Wiggins; sister-in-law, Grace Wiggins; and niece, Gracie Mae Little. She is survived by her step-daughter, Sandra Gupton, who was at her bedside when she passed away; son-in-law, Richard Gupton; grandson, Johnathan Gupton; great-grandsons, Johnathan Gupton, Jr., and Timothy Gupton; her nephew, Ellis “EG” Wiggins, Jr. and wife,Vickie, of Ohio; great-nieces, Barbara “BJ” Wiggins and Kelly Phillips of Ohio; great-nephew, Chris Little and wife, Janis, of Georgia; great-nephew, Tim Little of Ohio; great-niece, Kim Hudgins and husband, Richard, of Tennessee; great-nephew, Jimmy “Charlie Brown” Little and wife, Sharon, who spent many hours assisting in her care; cousins, Jean Preddy, Landis Preddy, and Craig, Melody, Colin, and Sarah Hedgepeth.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2020 at Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Flat Rock Baptist Church or Sandy Creek Baptist Church, both of Louisburg, NC.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811)
August 9, 2020
Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery