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Lucy Brigman Downing


Lucy Brigman Downing, 85, of New Bern, departed this life on October 29, 2021.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Donald “Buddy” Miller of Ernul; daughter, Belinda Dillahunt of Ernul; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Lucy is preceded in death by her husbands, James Miller and Ruben Downing; parents, William and Julia Brigman; daughter, Phyllis Powers; brothers, Phil Brigman ,William Brigman and Brett Miller; sisters, Piety “Lump” Snyder and Mary Lee Redburn.

Celebration of Lucy’s Life will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday November 1, 2021 at Kahlert Funeral Chapel with Pastor Matthew Drake officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Riverpoint Crest Nursing and Rehab Facility for the wonderful care and love shown to Lucy during her stay.

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