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Veronica Briers  

Veronica Briers

August 26, 1965 – March 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, the Lord extended His hand to Veronica Marcia Briers and said come home to Heaven, my faithful and loving servant.

Born on August 26, 1965 in Montgomery, Alabama, Veronica was the second born child and daughter of the late Doris Armstead Briers and Jimmie Lee Briers, Sr.

After graduating from Padua Academy in Wilmington, DE, Veronica attended Grambling State University in Grambling Louisiana for two years before transferring and graduating from West Chester University in West Chester, PA. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. While attending West Chester University, Veronica pledged the historically black sorority of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA).

In 1996, Veronica decided to move to Norcross, GA to make a life of her own. Over the years, she held various positions. She spent the majority of her career with FEMA and most recently, she worked with Cardinal Healthcare.

Veronica was very outgoing, loved to talk and shop. Anyone who had the privilege of getting to know her has experienced her quick wit and vast knowledge on almost anything. She enjoyed traveling, event planning, reading and spending time with family.

Veronica leaves to cherish her memory her father, Jimmie Lee Briers, Sr., three siblings: sister, Marchelle Briers (Pebbles); brother, Jimmie Lee Briers, Jr.; sister, Jerry Briers Cephas and her husband, Eric Cephas; nephew, Justice;and her niece, Aden. She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is predeceased by her nephew, Deacon and her mother, Doris.

A public graveside service will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Cemetery, New Castle, DE on Saturday, 4/21/18 at 11:00am.

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  1. Frances Briers, April 17, 2018

    Dear Marchelle,Jerry,Jimmie Jr.,and Jimmie Sr,
    There is so little we can say at a time of great loss like this but know that our heart goes out to you. Only those who have lost a sister or child can know the depths of your feeling. I know your faith in God will help you through this rough time. Our love and prayers are with you..
    Sincerely

    ,e,Jerry,Jimmie Jr.,and Jimmie Sr

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  2. Geffrey Price, April 17, 2018

    My condolences to the Briers family. As your thoughts try to obtain reason, understand that God is in full control and everything works in and around Him.

    My prayers are with you.

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  3. Tonya Rouse, April 17, 2018

    Condolences and prayers to the Briers Family. May you be comforted with Love and good memories. Sleep in peace Veronica.

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  4. Beverly Putdie, April 17, 2018

    Our sincerest condolences for the loss of your loved one. God’s strength and peace be with you through this difficult time! Our prayers are with you all!

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  5. Walter A Williams, April 17, 2018

    May God bless and keep her. My sympathy goes out to the family.

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  6. Julia Wilson, April 17, 2018

    Would like to offer my condolences to Marchelle and the rest of the Briers Family. God bless you and be with you.

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  7. Daryl Lyons, April 18, 2018

    My condolences and prayers for the family! God bless you all.

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  8. Loretta Williams, April 18, 2018

    You’re in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers. Love will reunite in eternity.

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  9. Orlette Elias, April 18, 2018

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted, I pray your family finds comfort in our lord and savior Jesus Christ.

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  10. Nyla A. Glover, April 18, 2018

    Our sincerest and deepest condolences for the Briers family. Keeping you in prayer. Marchelle, my life long friend, I pray God provides an abundance of love and support, and that you lean on Him. My heart breaks for your loss.

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  11. Angela Quinn, April 18, 2018

    Such a beautiful picture of Ronica! Thank you for sharing it as well as so many interesting facts about her that I never knew. I was nodding my head when I read about her vast knowledge on various topics. That quality seems to be shared amongst her siblings. I will remember how good of a conversationalist she always was each time I saw her. She also had a great ability to make a person feel comfortable through lightheartedness and laughter. Her presence will surely be missed at family gatherings.

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  12. Nicole Lee, April 18, 2018

    I am heartbroken, and will truly miss my dear friend. My prayers and condolences to the family.

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  13. Linda Huntley, April 19, 2018

    My heart is still in disbelief over the lost of Ronica. I will miss her calls of endearment to check on mom and dad. Her heart was caring and compassion and was our beacon of strength and knowledge to guide us through Hurricane Matthew. Ronica, Rest Well in Heavenly Peace and say hello to Aunt Doris and David Jr.

    Eternal Love,
    Linda & Les Huntley

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  14. John Moore, April 19, 2018

    My prayers and condolences to you and your family. May God forever bless and keep his loving arms around the entire family. Love Always

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  15. Jacqueline Y Jones, April 19, 2018

    I cannot express how sorry I am in the loss of our sister, cousin, and friend. May fond memories of Ronica bring comfort during this difficult time. We all loved her and she will be cherished in our hearts forever. My prayers and condolences goes out to the Briers family.

    Love you all,
    Gary Jones and Jacqueline Briers-Jones

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  16. Carol Littlejohn, April 20, 2018

    It is so hard to say farewell to someone you love. I have so many memories of Veronica especially during her early childhood and youth. Veronica will truely be missed. I definitely will miss her infectious smile and laughter.
    I hope that your family will find peace and comfort in knowing that God has prepared an everlasting home for her where Veronica’s new life will begin.
    I pray that God continues to keep his hands on the family to see you through this difficult time. Blessings and love to all of you.

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  17. Tomekia Pledger, April 20, 2018

    Words can not express the heaviness and sadness upon my heart. I was your hair stylist for 20 years with so many conversations, laughter, and tears. Just two months ago we sat at the salon and talked and laughed for two hours. Not only were you a faithful client but you were a faithful friend. I saw you five days before GOD called you home and as usually you said to me I’ll see you in two weeks kiddo. Wow…With your silver white hair that now reminds me of an Angel you are in Heaven I will truly miss you. Rest well my friend. Sending my prayers, love and condolences to her family…Love Always

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  18. Juanita Seaberry, April 20, 2018

    My heart is broken and I will truly miss my dearest friend and “daughter”. Rest in peace my baby! My prayers, love, and condolences to the family. Love, Juanita Seaberry. ” Ms. S”

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