Our beloved, Lillian Knight Briggs, 75 of Sunbury, NC, departed from this earthly life on Monday, April 3, 2023.
Life Celebration Services will take place on Friday, April 7, 2023, at 1:00 pm at the St. John A.M.E. Zion Church, Sunbury, NC, with Pastor Joseph Whitney, Officiating and Rev. Trevor Darden, delivering the Eulogy. Interment will follow in the Gatling Family Cemetery, Sunbury, NC. A viewing will take place at the church on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Our beloved Lillian was preceded in death by her only brother Joseph W. Knight, her sister, Frances K. Riddick and her nephews Joseph A Barron and Joseph (Lil’ Joe) Knight. She is survived by her husband Walter M. Briggs who diligently cared for her in the home for the last twelve years during her illness. In addition to her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss, her daughters, Carla W. Briggs and Sonya B. Knight (Eric) both of Sunbury, N.C. Her three grandchildren, whom she dearly loved, Rev. Trevor Darden of Greenville, N.C., Jaiven and Ehron Knight both of Sunbury will forever cherish their memories of time spent with “Grammy”. She leaves one great granddaughter Layton Lillian Knight, one sister, Nettie K. Lassiter (William) of Chesapeake, VA, two nieces Janice Knight-White of Belvidere N.C., Katrina Alloway of Lawrenceville, GA., two nephews, Anthony D. Knight of Elkhart, IN., Julian E. Barron of Laurel, MD., and a host of other family members and friends.
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