O.L. "Junior" Briggs, Jr. (1961 - 2019)

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Coastal Cremations-Carolina Shores
10180 Ocean Highway
Carolina Shores, NC

O.L. "Junior" Briggs, Jr.
O.L. "Junior" Briggs Jr., 57, of Shallotte, N.C., formerly of Dodgetown, N.C., passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

He was born on August 13, 1961 to O.L. Briggs, Sr. and Faye McQuiston in Eden, N.C. (formerly Leaksville).

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dewey and Alice Vernon, whom raised him; and by his best friend and uncle, Danny Vernon. Junior is survived by his wife, Janie James Briggs; son William Paul Briggs; stepson Bryan Asbury; three special siblings, Jennie Moody (Mike), Mechille Lowery (Tim) and Shaun Vernon; his mother; five brothers; and one sister. He also left behind a host of people who loved him deeply. He always put others above his own needs and truly understood the meaning of forgiveness, love and sacrifice, which is his legacy for all who knew him.

Junior often said, "If you are ever truly happy and you're not purposely hurting others then never let petty jealous people rob you of that happiness. Most people, when they look back on their lives can never say there was a period when they were truly happy. Enjoy it while it lasts." No one knew how to enjoy life or could make others laugh like he did.

His chosen profession was a brick mason, which he dearly loved doing. He said he was always second best, everyone else claimed to be #1, so he was ok with being #2. His sense of humor will be missed by everyone who knew him.

A private service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Coastal Cremation. Donations can be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Ln SE, Bolivia, N.C. 28422.

Published in The Brunswick Beacon from July 17 to July 18, 2019
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