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Resurrection Funeral Home

40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township, MI

OBITUARY

Gordon "Jerry" Briggs

August 24, 1930March 13, 2020

Gordon “Jerry” Briggs passed away on March 13, 2020 at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of the late JoVae for over 68 years. He was born in Flint, MI in 1930 and after High School graduated from GMI - General Motors Institute in 1954. He worked for GM for 37 years. After retirement they purchased a motor home so they could travel the U.S. extensively. Eventually they moved to Bradenton, FL where Jerry became a Shriner in Sarasota, FL in their Hospital transportation group. In 2012 they moved back to Michigan to be closer to family.

Gordon was the loving father of Debra (Thomas) King, the late Laurie Carter, and JoVae Meier; Cherished grandfather of Jennifer (Eric) Flemington, Gregory (Cassy) Hohl, Stephan (Gina) Hohl, Jaime (Leslie) King, and Shannon King; Adored great-grandfather of Mariah (Joe) Rivet, Jacob (Rebeca) Wood, Amber (Damon) Shepard, Katie Flemington, Jonathon Flemington, Dillon Hohl, Devon Hohl, James Hohl, Stephan Hohl, Cameron Hohl, and Morgan King; Dear great-great-grandfather of Colton Rivet, Charlotte Wood, Ezekiel Rivet and Jaxxon Shepard; Dearest brother of Ronald Briggs and Carol Eberhardt.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 12 PM until time of service at 4 PM at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township. In memory of Jerry, memorial donations are appreciated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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  • FAMILY

  • The late JoVae Briggs, Wife
  • Debra (Thomas) King, Daughter
  • The late Laurie Carter, Daughter
  • JoVae Meier, Daughter
  • Jennifer (Eric) Flemington, Grandchild
  • Gregory (Cassy) Hohl, Grandchild
  • Stephan (Gina) Hohl, Grandchild
  • Jaime (Leslie) King, Grandchild
  • Shannon King, Grandchild
  • Mariah (Joe) Rivet, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob (Rebeca) Wood, Great Grandchild
  • Amber (Damon) Shepard, Great Grandchild
  • Katie Flemington, Great Grandchild
  • Jonathon Flemington, Great Grandchild
  • Dillon Hohl, Great Grandchild
  • Devon Hohl, Great Grandchild
  • James Hohl, Great Grandchild
  • Stephan Hohl, Great Grandchild
  • Cameron Hohl, Great Grandchild
  • Morgan King, Great Grandchild
  • Colton Rivet, Great Great Grandchild
  • Charlotte Wood, Great Great Grandchild
  • Ezekiel Rivet, Great Great Grandchild
  • Jaxxon Shepard, Great Great Grandchild
  • Ronald Briggs, Brother
  • Carol Eberhardt, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Memories

Gordon "Jerry" Briggs

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Fran Beers

March 31, 2020

Our deep sympathy to your whole family in this very sad time.
Fran and Bill Beers

Leslie King

March 17, 2020

I love how long Morgan had Great Grandpa in her life. You will be very missed, Grandpa Jerry!!

Jacob Wood

March 14, 2020

As a young boy I visited grams and grandpa in Florida and was taken to a reptile exhibit and grandpa and I went to an alligator show where I was picked to enter the open cage with a 10ft alligator. He panicked as I was the only person to raise my hand as a volunteer for feeding him. I had to hear the whole ride home how I shocked him as I entered the cage where there was nothing protecting me from the gator and he was thinking of how to tell my mom he let that happen. He was such an amazing male role model in my life and I shall forever cherish our times together

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Gordon “Jerry” Briggs passed away on March 13, 2020 at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of the late JoVae for over 68 years. He was born in Flint, MI in 1930 and after High School graduated from GMI - General Motors Institute in 1954. He worked for GM for 37 years. After retirement they purchased a motor home so they could travel the U.S. extensively. Eventually they moved to Bradenton, FL where Jerry became a Shriner in Sarasota, FL in their Hospital transportation group. In 2012 they moved back to Michigan to be closer to family.

Gordon was the loving father of Debra (Thomas) King, the late Laurie Carter, and JoVae Meier; Cherished grandfather of Jennifer (Eric) Flemington, Gregory (Cassy) Hohl, Stephan (Gina) Hohl, Jaime (Leslie) King, and Shannon King; Adored great-grandfather of Mariah (Joe) Rivet, Jacob (Rebeca) Wood, Amber (Damon) Shepard, Katie Flemington, Jonathon Flemington, Dillon Hohl, Devon Hohl, James Hohl, Stephan Hohl, Cameron Hohl, and Morgan King; Dear great-great-grandfather of Colton Rivet, Charlotte Wood, Ezekiel Rivet and Jaxxon Shepard; Dearest brother of Ronald Briggs and Carol Eberhardt.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 12 PM until time of service at 4 PM at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township.