Mrs. Brenda Wiggins Horne

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BENSON — Mrs. Brenda W. Horne, age 69, of 257 Aquilla Road died Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at Garner Church of God. Officiating was the Revs. J.D. Hudson and J. Dan Hudson. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Roselawn Cemetery in Benson.

Mrs. Horne was born Aug. 9, 1950, in Johnston County to the late Joseph and Alene Whitman Wiggins. She was preceded in death by her sister, Janice Lockamy; and brothers, Rayvon Wiggins and Ronald Wiggins. Mrs. Horne retired with 29 years of service with the North Carolina State Department of Health and Epidemiology. She was the administrative assistant to the state health director. Mrs. Horne received the prestigious award of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Gov. Pat McCrory on the day of her retirement. She had a deep love for southern gospel music and currently served on the State Annual Singing Convention Board in Benson. Mrs. Horne was a member of Garner Church of God.

Survivors are her husband of 49 years, Bobby Horne; son, Anthony Horne of Nash County; stepchildren, Michael Horne and Laurie Horne, both of San Diego, California; one stepgrandson; two stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, JoAnne Dennis of Dunn; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service and other times at the home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.roseandgraham.com .

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson.

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