Lucille Dekle Briggs

December 19, 1921 - April 8, 2005

12/19/1921 - 04/08/2005

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday April 12, 2005
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverside Altmeyer Funeral Home
7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607
757-245-1525 | Directions
Service
Wednesday April 13, 2005
11:00 am
Riverside Altmeyer Funeral Home
7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607
757-245-1525 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday April 13, 2005
12:00 pm
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
757/930-1197 | Directions

LUCILLE D. BRIGGS

NEWPORT NEWS-Lucille Dekle Briggs, 83, passed away on April 8, 2005. She was a native of Thomasville, Georgia and a resident of Newport News for 78 years. She was a graduate of Newport News High School and attended Mary Washington College. Mrs. Briggs was a substitute for many years in the Newport News School System. In World War II, she along with her late husband, was at Oak Ridge, Tennessee with the Manhattan Project working on the atomic bomb.

Mrs. Briggs was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Newport News for over 65 years, having served faithfully in the Chancel Choir, as chairperson of the Administrative Board and chairperson of the Council of Ministries, and the Finance Committee. She was also a member of the Women

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Carol Hubbard
8 years ago

Bill and Carol, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. You are in our prayers to be given strength during this time of sorrow.

Mike Gardner
8 years ago

Bill and Carol, Please accept my condolences on the death of Mrs. Briggs. I hope that you two and Matt are doing well.

Randy Elder
8 years ago

Dear Billy, Ronnie & Family,

Martha and I were saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. Ironically she passed away 2 days and one year after my Dad. I guess Woodroof Road is clearing out. Your Mom and Dad were great neighbors! I’m sure our parents will keep a watch on the neighborhood. Again, we are sorry for your loss.

Martha & Randy Elder

Katie Grencewicz
8 years ago

Dear Briggs Family,

I knew your Mom through monthly bunco games at Warwick Forest which began this year. My friends Carole and Lynnah who help conduct the games also send their sympathy. I liked Lucille the instant I met her and I am so sorry that my time to enjoy her wit and personsality has been so short. My thoughts are with her and you and your whole family.

Sincerely,

Katie Grencewicz

Annette Mayo
8 years ago

DEATH is an enemy of life, because we have a built-in desire to live and enjoy life with our family and friends forever. At times, we need encouragement and hope, so that we can cope with our loss. For that reason we can be encouraged by reflecting on the promises that God has given us in his word the Bible, concerning the hope of seeing our love ones again. I hope that you find comfort in reading these Scriptures: John 11: 11-44, John 5:21,28,29, Acts 24:15 and revelation 21:4. My prayers are with your family.

Ann Mouser
8 years ago

I read of Lucille’s death in the paper and want to express my sympathy to the family. I am a retired Newport News school administrator and Lucille worked at our schools many times. She was always so good as a sub– happy and very good with the students.

Bess Williams
8 years ago

Ron,

So sorry to hear about your mother. Hope you are doing OK. My son Scott said that he saw you last week.

How is everything at CVI? Tell everyone I said HELLO. Hang in there.

Bess

Pam Adelman
8 years ago

Ron, I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I know she was not well for a long time, and I hope you find solace in knowing that she is no longer suffering. You and your family are in my thoughts at this sad time.

Wesley Odom
8 years ago

To the family of Lucille Briggs,

I am a member of Trinity and had known Lucille for more than five years. In that period of time I would walk her from her car to church and she shared with me so many of her experiences at Trinity.

She was a real “Southern” Lady! I will miss seeing her.

Richard Dayton
8 years ago

To the family of Lucille Briggs,

I had known Lucille from Trinity and when I attended church I would seek out Lucille to sit with her. She was a joy to be with and her conversations were never boring.

She was a gracious lady!

I will miss her smile.

Richard Dayton

Mrs. Jordan
8 years ago

To The Family, I read of your loss and want to express my deepest sympathy. I also want to share the comfort of John 5:28,29 which says those who have fallen asleep in death will receive a resurrection back to life on a restored paradise earth. Revelation 21:4 says, “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” Please find comfort in these promises. Sincerely,