Ones Briggs

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 21, 2009

Ones P. Briggs
DENDRON—Ones Paris Briggs, 86, died Aug. 15, 2009, with her loving family at her bedside.
She was the daughter of the late Holland Peace and Josie Peace Witherspoon. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 65 years, Deacon Carroll Briggs; parents; two sisters, McCoy Cooper and Audrey Green; two brothers, Russell and Merlin Peace.
She was known to many as “Paris” with a beautiful smile, great sense of humor, and a hearty laugh.
She attended the public schools of Surry County. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Dendron, where she served in the deaconess, ushers and missionary ministries.
She was also dedicated member of the Order of Eastern Star of Virginia (Prince Hall Affiliation) Chapter No. 36, Dendron, and served as secretary for many years. Later she joined Order of Eastern Star Chapter 56 of Surry.
Survivors include her four loving and devoted sons, Ray Peace (Marlene) of Dendron, Raymond Briggs (Mildred) of San Antonio, Eugen Briggs (Ellen) of Atwater, Calif. and Garry Briggs (Patricia) of Dendron; five devoted and loving daughters, Clarine Bailey (Robert) of Spring Grove, Ernestine Doles (Lorenzo) of Colonial Heights, Janice Butler (Leroy) of Zuni, Carroll Holland (Alton) of Franklin, and Joyce Clary (Wilbert) of Dendron; one aunt, Ruth Pretlow of Elberon; one sister-in-law, Celestine Peace of Baltimore; 38 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; loving caregivers and special friends, Shelly King, Lillian Foster and Pauline Tabb; a host of nieces, nephews, among the nephews, one devoted, Homer Bailey of Smithfield; other relatives and friends.
A homegoing celebration service was held Thursday at First Baptist Church, Dendron, with the Rev. Michael Thomas Sr., pastor, officiating.
Interment was in Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Viewing and family visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Deaconess Briggs will also be viewed at the church one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
Poole’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.