Perry Lee Briggs Jr.
October 29, 1950 – July 2, 2022
Perry Lee Briggs, Jr. was born on October 29, 1950 in Richmond, VA to Dahlia and Perry Lee Briggs, Sr. He transitioned to his new life on Saturday, July 2, 2022 after a lengthy illness.
At an early age, Perry Jr., as he was fondly called, dedicated his life to Christ. He was baptized at the family church, St. Paul’s Baptist Church, founded in part by his great-grandparents, John and Phyllis Coles Leecost. When he moved to Martinsville, Perry Jr. transferred his membership to Mt. Olive East Christian Church where he actively served as a Scout leader, sang on the choir, and served in leadership.Perry Jr. matriculated in the Richmond City Public Schools, receiving his high school diploma from Maggie L. Walker High School, Class of 1968. He attended Morgan State College (now University) and Virginia Union University, graduating from Ferrum College. He played football and enjoyed an outstanding athletic career at school. His numerous successes and abilities were a shining example of his father’s mentorship. Perry Jr. was a talented singer who performed with many singing groups. He pledged Groove Phi Groove, Social Fellowship Inc. during his days at Morgan State. He along with his classmates formed singing groups that performed on and off campus. He also sang with the Virginia Union Choir when Dr. Odell Hobbs served as director.
Perry Jr. had three children whom he loved: Monica Lynn, Lakiesha and Nigel. He encouraged his children to be their best by always attending every special event when he was able, to celebrate their achievements. and enjoyed special moments with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Perry Lee and Dahlia Yates Briggs, Sr.; his maternal grandparents Alfred Robert and Maria Leecost Yates; his paternal grandparents Alex and Viola Lee Briggs; his twin grandchildren Kennasia and Kenneth Rush, along with his nieces, Dahlia Latrice Bacon and Tabitha Latrice Briggs.
Perry Jr. leaves to cherish his memory his loving children: Monica Briggs Anderson (Kevin), Lakiesha Burroughs, and Nigel Preston; his caring brother Robert T.Y. Briggs, Sr. and his adoring sister Diane Briggs Bacon (Christopher). He also leaves his four (4) beautiful grandchildren Malyk, NiaSha, Kennedy and Olivia; his supportive godmother Phyllis Taylor, along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.
The family will receive friends from 10a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23294. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
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We met our beloved friend, Perry, when he moved to Martinsville and became a member of the Preston Community area. We were deeply saddened to hear about his passing. Perry was an amazing person—always ready and willing to lend a helping hand.
Please know that we share in your sorrow and wish the Briggs family peace during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you….The L.I.F.E. Society Members….Mrs. Hazel Spencer, President
Our heart goes out to the Perry Briggs family, and you have our deepest condolences. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Marshall and Mary Thomas
DIANE, may the GOOD LORD comfort you and give you strength as you mourn the loss of your oldest brother.
E. McKinley Spelkman
My condolences in the loss of your father. Such a nice person. You are in my prayers.
To the Briggs and Bacon Families: Bernell and David, extend our condolences to you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time in your life. May you find peace and comfort in the memories of your loved one. God Bless you.
Bernell and David Jones Jr
Heartfelt condolences and prayers to the entire family. I was happy to get to know Perry back in the day and he definitely had his Mom’s friendly and loving personality. Perry never met anyone who wasn’t eventually a friend! Rest in peace Perry Jr. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽💖💖💖
Bacon Briggs Family, I’m thinking of you and asking God to surround you and your family with God’s Perfect Peace and Love. I have so many great memories of you, your Mom, your Dad, and Perry Jr. Deacon Lindsay Bryant, St Paul’s Baptist Church, Maggie L. Walker High School Class of 1968.
My heart and prayers are truly with you all of you Although we know Perry is happy to be in heaven with God, but this still hurt us. Therefore, I am praying that God comfort you as only He can. Love you all dearly.
Diane, my sincere condolences. Having the opportunity to know Mr. Briggs Jr. was such a pleasure. Even though he wasn’t at his best sometimes he alway managed to give a kind word or two. He will be missed. May God be with you and your family.