Plant Memorial Trees
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Thursday, March 24, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Briggs, Melissa Sue, 47, McVeytown, ran to the arms of Jesus and received her ultimate healing on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Born Sunday March 2, 1975, Huntingdon daughter of Stanley B. and Beverly J. (McKee) Briggs, of McVeytown. Survived by brother, Carl Briggs and wife, Tandi, Lewistown; and sister, Amanda Sechrist and husband, Chad, McVeytown. Melissa’s pride and joy was being the best aunt to Alivia, Matthew, Joshua, and Kaylinn Sechrist. She loved her nieces and nephews endlessly. She is also survived by two lifelong friends that she adored and had many adventures with Jennifer Shenberger and Gloria Seiberling. Melissa loved her many aunts and uncles but held special connections with Sue and Jim Mickey, Bernard Briggs, Daryl and Peg Briggs, Clair and Sharon Diven, and Carol Igou. Upon entering heaven and seeing Jesus, Melissa is rejoicing with her sister, Elizabeth Ann Briggs; maternal grandparents, Cecil and Elsie McKee; paternal grandparents, Calvin and Hilda Briggs; and aunts and uncles, Russ, Gwen, and Shirley. Melissa graduated from Mount Union Area High School Class of 1993. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Mount Union where she served as President of the Women’s Ministries. Although Melissa was born into this world with many physical challenges, she endured life and never complained. Even when her terminal diagnosis was given, she clung to her faith in Jesus and accepted God’s will. “Therefore, we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord; for we walk by faith not by sight; we are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday March 23, 2022, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Thursday March 24, 2022, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 p.m., at the funeral home, Pastor Stephen Sinclair, officiant. Interment to follow at Newton Hamilton Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to UPMC Family Hospice, 20 Sheraton Dr, Altoona, PA 16601. Arrangements have been entrusted to Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union. Condolences may be made at AndersonFamilyFuneralHomes.com.