Lillian H. Briggs

Published 10:38 am Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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JACKSON – Lillian Hasty Pearce Briggs, 86, of Jackson passed away Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

A native of Northampton County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Morris Ashley Hasty and Blannie Mae Hasty. Lillian left her mark on the county as the Librarian for Northampton Memorial Library for 33 years. As an active member of the community, she attended Jackson United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was one of the first ladies to become a member in the Jackson Lion’s Club. Some of her favorite activities included growing orchids, modeling beautiful outfits in The Quality Shop on Fridays, and educating herself about the legal system under Judge Judy. Most of all she loved her family and her family loved her.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert Jones Briggs; two daughters and a step-daughter, Lori Pearce Jones and husband Michael of Raleigh, Donna Pearce Gordon and husband Murray of Jackson, and Wanda Briggs-Trevino and husband Ray of Conway; four grandchildren, Haley Gordon, Ian Gordon, Nick Trevino, and Nathan Trevino; six granddogs, six grandcats; one sister, Bonnie Hasty Mabry Milone and husband Michael of Gaston; Bonnie’s son, Eric Scott Mabry, wife Shannon, and daughter, Sarah of Ayden, NC; and many other treasured nieces and nephews and very close friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening, May 6th, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service. At other times, friends may visit at the Briggs’ residence in Jackson, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at Jackson United Methodist Church with Reverend John Taylor and Paul Lee presiding. Entombment will follow at a later date.

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Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service, Roanoke Rapids.