Brittany Nicole Montaigne went peacefully to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. She was soothed and prayed for by her closest family, by her side, there to love and support her to the last earthly breath. She was 34 years young and said to be living the happiest years of her life.

Brittany was born on August 19, 1989, in Lexington, N.C., to Paula Mash Williams and Nathan Eugene Williams. She grew up in Tyro, N.C., and graduated from West Davidson High School. She started her college journey and received her associate degree from Davidson County Community College and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNC Charlotte. At the time of her passing, Brittany was studying for and close to completing her Master of Business Management & Publications from East Carolina University.

Brittany was preceded in death by her parents; her father when she was 17 years old and her mother when she was 23 years old. Her loving grandparents stepped in and brought her up and guided her.

She decided early on in life to not succumb to her circumstances, but to persevere and she made a beautiful life for herself.

She prayed for God to send her someone special. Brandon, her loving husband of five years, was the love of her life and her best friend.

She prayed to be a Momma.

Her most beloved achievement was her beautiful daughter Trinity Ella, who was born in April 2020. Brittany saw Trinity Ella as her biggest blessing in life and never for any moment took that blessing for granted.

Her Grandpa and Grandma each passed away (2020 and 2021, respectively), and she missed them and her parents deeply in life.

Throughout her life, her family could see glimpses of her Momma and glimpses of her Daddy too. She is so much like them; but so much herself, Brittany, at the same time.

Brandon says: “I believe, strongly believe that even though losing her father, mother, grandpa and grandma, she was the happiest she had ever been. She was finally happy, and it showed through her smile and tenderness.”

She took tragedy in her early life and turned it into strength and love for other people. She always gave people grace and was non-judgmental because she knew that everyone has their own struggles. She believed that everyone deserved a chance and would help in any way that she could. She knew how much it meant to just be kind to them. It hurt her heart to see someone homeless. She would need to send Brandon to the ATM to pull out money to give them. She was too shy to give it to them, but she would send Brandon to bless them.

She loved books and reading and loved teaching her daughter the gift of literature. She taught her daughter to pray and to love the Lord so she can know she never walks alone.

Brittany enjoyed going shopping with her aunts, road tripping with her friends, watching TV and having heart-to-heart talks with loved ones.

She loved music and was always the driver on road trips. She liked to drive at all hours, sometimes talking about the past or future and sometimes just listening to loud music with the windows down.

She loved Jesus and loved like Jesus. Her love shined through her beautiful smile and her kindness. She never missed a chance to say I love you. If you were family, if you were a friend, if you were a stranger, you knew you were loved and not alone in this world.

She was able to draw people in and make them feel comfortable, important, and heard.

Brittany didn’t care anything about stuff she cared about people… she LOVED her people, the family she was given, the family she created, and friends who became family.

Her heart was big and full of love. She was a genuine person and loved so hard and so passionately and expected nothing in return. She always makes sure her family was taken care of before she thought of herself.

She had a lyrical soul and used that God-given talent to ensure others’ loved ones were memorialized in beautifully written words. She loved to comfort other people and writing obituaries was her way of helping others in times of distress. She made sure that it was done perfectly and on time. She was Circulation Director for The Salisbury Post for over 10 years and was committed to ensuring the job was done right. She was a bit of a perfectionist. Her work ethic was phenomenal and yet she knew the value of time and experiences over making money.

While she had a title, her work encompassed anything that needed to be done. She wore many hats at The Post and filled many shoes, including delivering papers, writing obituaries, handling customers, sales, editing – whatever the job needed to get it done. She was a go-getter. She loved her customers and the people she worked with side-by-side, and she loved all her employees. Her last day at work she was working to write other people’s obituaries because it needed to be done and done well.

She will be dearly missed by many associates with The Post.

A glorious reunion occurred as Brittany joined her loved ones in heaven; mother Paula Mash Williams and father Eugene Willams, and beloved grandparents, Nathan and Joyce Williams.

She is survived by husband Brandon Montaigne and daughter Trinity Ella of their home in Statesville, and many beloved cousins, Aunts and Uncles and many dear friends, specifically Ashley Craver Warren and Justin Toler-Sinnott, who, through deep and enduring friendship, became part of her beloved family.

Brittany was so proud to be a wife to Brandon. She loved being a Momma to Trinity. These were her life’s prayers answered and gave her the greatest joys in life.

Our family has been reading your many messages of love and support. We are comforted by the tremendous outpouring for Brittany and see that those that knew Brittany, even briefly, were touched by her.

While we achingly miss Brittany, we have peace in knowing we shall one day be reunited.

Brittany, you accomplished so much and touched so many people, now your job is to rest and watch.

Brittany’s story scripted by God; words here shared by husband Brandon, Aunt Crystal, Aunt Melissa and honorary sister, Ashley.

Aunt Melissa’s poem:

I missed you today, I will miss you tomorrow
Tears in my eyes and a heart full of sorrow
I hold on to the memories of the great times we had
I grieve for what I lost but am grateful for what I had

A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 6 p.m. at The Wave Church, 135 Village Point Drive, Statesville, NC 28625

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Montaigne family.