Cover photo for Wayne Briggs's Obituary
Wayne Briggs Profile Photo

Wayne Briggs

October 13, 1934 — December 17, 2023

Shipman

Wayne Briggs

 

On December 17, 2023, Wayne Briggs entered the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, at home with family. He was 89 years old. 

 

Wayne was born on October 13, 1934, in Arrington, Virginia, and was the son of the late Hattie Rucker Ross and Radford Briggs, Sr. In addition to his parents, preceding his death were his brothers, Nathaniel Briggs and Radford Briggs, Jr.; sister, Fayola Briggs; wife, Vera Ann Briggs; daughter, Lori Briggs; son, Wayne Anthony Briggs; and grandson, Anthony Briggs. 

 

Wayne attended New Mount Baptist Church and graduated from Nelson County Public Schools. During his schooling, he met Vera Ann Briggs, whom he was married to for 61 years. Together, they had seven children and seven grandchildren. Wayne dedicated over 50 years to an esteemed career as a barber in Charlottesville, Virginia. He co-owned the Rose Hill Barber Shop with George Wells of Faber, Virginia until his retirement in 2013. His talents spanned singing, playing guitar, fishing, gardening, and repairing cars. Notably, he constructed the home for his family of nine.

 

Those who will cherish Wayne’s memory include his sister Gladys Smith; children Carol Worthy, Rhonda Anderson, Samantha Briggs, Jacob Briggs, and Mark Briggs; grandchildren, Marcie Martinez, Ryan Hatcher, Trevor Worthy, Alexis Briggs, Marcus Briggs, and Kalyndia Briggs, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. 

 

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Samuel Woodson eulogist and Rev. James Rose officiating.

Interment will follow in the Martin Family Cemetery in Shipman.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston (434-263-4097).

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Wayne Briggs, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, December 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel

828 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel

828 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 388

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree