Bennett Lawrence Briggs, III, was called home on July 25, 2019. He is now in his Heavenly home. Bennett was the third child and only son of Bennett Lawrence Briggs, Jr., and Ann Gulley Briggs and brother to two sisters, Virginia (“Ginny”) Wilson Daigle and Laurie Briggs Young.
Bennett graduated from Our Lady of Victories High School and was a member of Phi Kappa fraternity. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Southern Mississippi and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Out of college, Bennett worked in sales initially and later found his career in the casino industry as an Executive Casino Host. Bennett had a heart of gold. He always wanted to help everyone. He was the first to offer assistance whether you asked for it or not. As an example, Bennett left the casino industry to attend to his aging Mother’s needs until her death in 2017. Bennett was also devoted to his Church, First United Methodist, and the people of his congregation. He had lifelong friends from childhood on.
Bennett is preceded in death by his parents and survived by his two sisters, brother-in-law Jeff Young, nephews Brandon Young (Paige), Clayton Daigle, Cody Pressler and Griffin Young and his only niece, Mallory Young. He is also survived by his many first cousins Lee Gulley (Vicki), Elizabeth Gulley, Cathy Gulley Evans (John), Doug Gulley (Sharon), Richard Gulley (Betty), David Gulley (Mary), Reid McCormick Payne (Tony) and Kendall McCormick Welch (Newton). Lastly, Bennett is survived by many loving second cousins and grand-nieces/nephew too numerous to name.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service immediately following at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. Condolences can be expressed online at www.obryanto-keefe.com.
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