Celebration of Life for Cody Kent Briggs
With hearts full of love and sadness Cody’s family will lay him to a peaceful rest on his birthday, July 10th. All and any who loved Cody are invited to stop by Cullowhee Methodist Church to honor his birth and say farewell. If you would like to swing by between 5-7:30 pm, come as you are to share cake and fellowship. We welcome you to walk up to the burial site to say hello to the immediate family.
If you wish, the family would enjoy a comment, text or short recorded video of a fond memory of Cody. We find comfort knowing he brought other people some joy, laughter or friendship. Upload to https://photos.app.goo.gl/GF52rzBbL6zHJfKb8
During life and death, we know Cody had such meaningful support and happiness from Cullowhee Methodist Church; in lieu of flowers a donation can be made in his honor to CUMC Youth Group or to CUMCkids.
Cody was born in Raleigh, NC but spent his childhood growing up in Jackson County. He graduated from Cullowhee Valley, Smoky Mountain, and Western Carolina University in Environmental Health Science. He played sports at his alma maters and he coached for Cherokee Football in 2016, 2017. Cody was also part of the recovery community for many years. He was a supportive and encouraging teammate and person. Coaches would agree how incredibly hard he worked. Teachers would say how intelligent he was. Cody was a loyal friend and an amazing treasure to his family. His biggest accomplishment was just being him.
He is survived by his parents Kent Briggs and Lisa Briggs, his sister Alex Briggs Allison, and brother-in-law Sam Allison. His grandparents Dean and Brenda Ayers, his Aunts, Uncles and Cousins and many who knew him. He was greeted in the afterlife by family who loves him, including his grandparents Violet and Corky Briggs and his great grandmothers Ruby Smith and Gladys Husky.
Cody, we will love and miss you forever. We are so blessed you were born and grateful for our time with you. We are so sorry we lost the battle against addiction, but we are so beyond proud to be your family. Your struggles never kept you from being a “great kid;” you are our gentle soul.