Warren Dean Briggs 47, of Wake Forest, passed away April 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his wife, Kerri, and his children Anthony, Ian and Emmeline. Also surviving are his brother, Wade Briggs (Jennifer); sister, Eileen Briggs; sister-in-law, Virginia Melton (Mark); brother-in-law, Alfred Bianchi (Karen); nephews, Colby Briggs, Carlo Bianchi and Domenic Bianchi; and nieces, Ashley Briggs and Morgan Briggs.
Also surviving are his father Kirby Briggs (Sonja), father-in-law, Anthony Bianchi and mother-in-law, Eleanor Bianchi, and a host of other relatives and countless friends. Warren was preceded in death by his mother, Luann Briggs.
Warren was born in Hughes County, S.D. He studied political science at the University of South Dakota as well as at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, where he met Kerri. He began his career in municipal finance in New York, N.Y. The family relocated to Wake Forest in 2006. Over the course of his career in the municipal finance sector, he developed an expertise in sales and marking of enterprise software.
Warren was a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh, where he was a a member of the Trinity Men for Christ. He also served with the healing prayer team ministry.
Words cannot express the family’s sincere appreciation to Dr. John Strickler and the staff of Duke Medical Oncology for their devoted care to Warren, as well as Wake County Hospice.
A Service of Resurrection and Celebration was held April 7 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh. The family then received friends at their home in Wake Forest.
Memorial contributions may be made in Warren’s honor to the building fund of Holy Trinity Church at htc-r.org, or to the Duke Cancer Institute at dukecancerfund.org.
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