Funeral services for Judy Kay (Bryant) Briggs, 73, of Sperry, were held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at North Point United Pentecostal Church in Sperry, OK. Brother Wesley Witcher, Brother Glenn Murphy, Brother Fred Oates and Brother Kevin Neil officiated and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were John Bryant, Randall Murphy, Chris Bryant, Scott Goekler, Duane Bryant and Danny Jones. Honorary casket bearers were Brad Murphy, Ron Jones, Jonathan Miller, Donnie Marrs, V.L. Lang, Billy Marrs, Steve Jones, Nathan Jones, and Jim Goekler.
Judy was born November 3, 1943 in Okmulgee, OK to Orville William and Katheryn Delilah (Turley) Bryant. She passed away February 14, 2017 in Sperry, OK.
Judy loved her family, kids and grandkids…but James was the center of her universe. They were married for 55 years. Judy worked at ZEBCO for many years with her sisters and sister-in-law and also worked for TG&Y Variety Stores for several years. She was a lifelong member of the Sperry North Point United Pentecostal Church and spent many years as a Sunday School teacher and Children’s Church leader. Judy loved to sew and enjoyed crafting and was the best storyteller ever. She was also a great cook and made the best party punch anywhere. Judy was usually the “boss” in any situation…she loved being in charge!
She is survived by her husband, James R. Briggs, Sr. of the home; children, James R. “Rick” Briggs, Jr and wife Kendra of Double Oak, TX, Lori Anne Sherman of Skiatook, and Kimberly Dawn Miller and husband Chris of Skiatook; grandchildren, Ashton DeRyke and husband Matt,. Kayley Briggs, Taylor Briggs, Jayda Briggs, Hunter Briggs, Payton “Petey” Sherman, Colton “CJ” Miller and Rylee Miller; great-grandchildren, Ellison DeRyke, and Sawyer DeRyke; sisters; Deanna Goekler and husband Jim, and Betty Dick; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Katheryn Bryant; brothers, Billy Don Bryant, Orville “Junior” Elbert Bryant, Kenneth Loyal Bryant, Jerry Dan Bryant, Earl Bryant and Merle Bryant; and sisters, Marjorie Erlene Rose Dick and Janie Ann Bryant.
Memorial donations may be made in Judy's memory to:
North Point United Pentecostal Church
P.O. Box 116
Sperry, OK 74073