Cora Lee Briggs
Cora Lee Briggs, 88, of Holly Springs, died Oct. 28, 2016. The widow of Theodore “Jake” Briggs, they were married 65 years. She was a member of Concord MB Church, were she was an usher and a member of the Mother Board. She was a founding member of the church choir.
Services were held at 12 noon on Nov. 5 at Concord MB Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Clyde Williams officiated. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves seven children, Henry (Bettye) Briggs of Memphis, Tenn., Theodore (Debra) Briggs Jr. of Smyrna, Tenn., Ted (Carolyn) Briggs of Bartlett, Tenn., Corine (Vinson Sr.) McGowan of Southaven, Marilyn (William) Polk of Memphis, Brenda Briggs of Byhalia, and Victor (Connie) Briggs of Lamar; 38 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Henrietta Anderson of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by three children, James Briggs, Anita Wyatt and Bruce Elliot Briggs.