Brooke Elizabeth Briggs

July 17, 1979 - August 31, 2016

07/17/1979 - 08/31/2016

Past Services

Saturday September 03, 2016
2:00 pm
Zion United Methodist Church
2109 Seaford Rd
Seaford, Virginia 23696
757-898-7417 | Directions
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Memorial Service


Brooke Elizabeth Briggs left her earthly life on August 31, 2016 in Virginia Beach, a place where she spent most of her thoughts and actions touching the lives of friends, family, and her community. She was pre deceased by her father Gene Briggs and her grandparents, Linda Magruder, and Tex and Tela Dyer. She is survived by her parents, Nancy and Dan Cantu, brothers Justin Briggs (Tina) and E J Cantu (Katelyn), and sister Andrea Michelle Cox (Jason); nephews Ashton Briggs and Ethan Talladino, and niece Kaylee Briggs; grandparents Phil and Connie Magruder and Jim and Guadalupe Naylor; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, and her special babies Tonka, Myah, and Marlowe. Memorial service with visitation to follow on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Zion United Methodist Church, 2109 Seaford Rd, Seaford, Va. In lieu of flowers, Brooke would want donations to either Life Net or Samaritan House.   You can make Life Net contributions by clicking here  or for Samaritan House, click here .

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Dominique G.
6 years ago

Brooke was always a cheerful, wonderful and caring person from the time I’ve known her. It is a sad time for me as I’ve just learned about her passing. But I am glad to know that she endured several years and had a good life in a way most people only dream about. My prayers are with Brooke’s siblings, parents, grandparents, friends and family. We graduated high school together and I could always depend on her for a good ‘word’ when times got tough.

Chris Vion
6 years ago

Brooke was one of the first people I met when I was a freshman at ODU in 1997. We were friends throughout our time at ODU. We lost touch for a while, but recently connected and spoke a few months ago thanks to social media. When I think about how VA became my home away from home (NJ) for those 4 years at ODU, Brooke was there every step of the way. We laughed and had some great times together. I’ll remember those times, always.

Lisa DeCoste
6 years ago

So very sorry to hear of Brooke’s passing… We had much contact over the last few months regarding a presentation of domestic violence in the workplace we had put together for my company. In the process, we became friends and she was introducing me to new people as ironically, my husband had passed away on August 31, 2015 at the age of 49. She will be greatly missed… Much love to her family and friends…

Kim Edwards
6 years ago

We knew her for her COURAGE. She served her community during a difficult time when many were afraid to stand up and possibly put themselves in harms way. She was and will always be remembered for this and her intelligence and wisdom beyond her years. We miss seeing her and Tonka walking in our community everyday and know that we have lost a wonderful friend and neighbor.

Janice & Tom Carpini (CHRISTINE & Derek DeFebo)
6 years ago

We’re so sorry to learn of Brooke’s passing. Her smile in the photo just shows the life she led helping others, while enjoying life. CHristine, Derek and I have fond memories of the times we spent together when they were kids. Camping, skating, and riding bikes, to name just a few. Prayers and hugs to you, and those who knew Brooke well.

Kenyetta Fauntleroy
6 years ago

My heartfelt sympathy goes to your family. I worked with Brooke at the United Way SHR. Brooke was a wonderful person and very friendly. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for God’s love, strength, comfort and His peace that passes all understanding.

Bonnie Dozier
6 years ago

Brooke was a beautiful and wonderful person. I will always remember her as a bright, cheerful and helpful person. My condolences to her family. I will keep you along with Brooke in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Duncan
6 years ago

Sorry for your loss! You had been a great asset for the Virginia Beach Jaycees as well as your chapter’s annual signature event, ECSC. I’ll miss you and keep you in your heart.

Rebecca Lett
6 years ago

Justin and family are in my thoughts and prayers. I had the privilege of knowing Justin and Brooke when they were in elementary school.

Rebecca Lett
6 years ago

My thoughts and prayers for Justin and his family. I had the privilege of knowing Jusin and Brooke when they were in elementary school.