Food Culinary 15

Pamela Denise (Briggs) Briggs

September 30, 1963 ~ July 6, 2020 (age 56)


PAMELA DENISE BRIGGS departed this life on July 6, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born in Chelsea, MA on September 30, 1963 to USN Ret. Harold H. Briggs (deceased) and Evelyn E. Goodman Briggs. She was the  granddaughter of the late Arthur and Viola Goodman of Chesapeake, VA.

Pam was educated in the Chesapeake public school system and graduated from Western Branch High in 1981.  After graduation she attended Norfolk State University where she studied business. She later moved to Boston, MA where she was employed by Prudential Insurance Company. She was later employed by The Boston Company, laws firms to include McDermott, Will, & Emory, Goodwin & Proctor, and then Northeastern University.  Pam was known for her great administrative and technical skills, fast typing, and wonderful people skills. She had a pleasing personality, wonderful demeanor, and a beautiful smile.

In April 1991 she became the mother of her only child, son Lewis Smith, whom she greatly adored. Pam had a giving spirit and would do anything for anyone. In 2017 she spent several months in Virginia as the caregiver for her Aunt, Ethel Wallace when she was placed in hospice care.  Pam was a great cook which she learned from her grandmother. She often prepared meals for her son’s friends, neighbors, and co-workers. She was often called on to prepare one of her many signature dishes to include oxtails, fried chicken, collard greens, pigs’ feet, cinnamon rolls, and so much more! She was truly the epitome of southern hospitality in Boston.

Pam leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Evelyn Briggs of Portsmouth, VA; son Lewis Smith and his father Lewis (Big Lew) Smith both of Boston, MA; sister Cynthia McCoy (Victor) of Lynchburg, VA; 3 brothers, H. Vincent Briggs (Kathy) of Brockton, MA; A. Michael Briggs of Portsmouth, VA; and Sean Briggs of Minneapolis, MN; 5 nieces; 6 nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pam will be truly missed and leaves a big hole in our hearts. She was a great daughter, sister, mother, aunt, cousin, and friend.


Visiting hours for Pamela will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Sowiecki-Snyder Home for Funerals & Cremation Services, 69 West Britannia Street, Taunton, MA 02780. 

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A Funeral Service in Virginia will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm, at Metropolitan Funeral Home, 5605 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth, VA 23701. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 3920 Airline Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23321.

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 Service Program


July 16, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sowiecki-Snyder Home for Funerals & Cremation Services
69 W Britannia St
Taunton, MA 02780

Funeral Service
July 22, 2020

1:00 PM
Metropolital Funeral Home
5605 Portsmouth Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Interment following funeral service
July 22, 2020

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Chesapeake, VA 23321

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