Lucas James Briggs

Lucas James (Jamie) Briggs was born to Dorothy Mae Shivers (Simuel) and Robert C. Briggs on October 28, 1961. He left us in the early morning of May 25, 2018. He was a resident of Chelsea, MA for the last 10 years.

Jamie spent the majority of his youth in Boston, MA and Arlington, VA. Jamie earned his GED in Job Corps and attended Strayer Community College in Northern Virginia. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Louis James Simuel and maternal grandmother Louise Simuel (Kennedy) both of Columbia, SC. He was also preceded in death by his niece Stephanie Nicole Simuel and his nephew James Charles Paige. Jamie leaves behind his mother Dorothy Mae Shivers (Simuel) of Woburn, MA and his father Robert C. Briggs of South Carolina. He also leaves behind one brother YaArchie Simuel of Chelsea, MA and four sisters Valeria Simuel of Cambridge, MA, Charlene Payton-Scales (Briggs) of Taunton, MA, Kim Briggs-Poste of Revere, MA, and Lisa Briggs-Tyma and brother in law Steve Tyma of Warrenton, VA.

Jamie was a very talented artist which he explored in many forums. He was a self-taught avid piano player. Jamie was a long-time collector of comic books. He also enjoyed science fiction. He was a genius when it came to many things such as computers and storytelling. His ability to weave a tale not only entertained his siblings but his many nieces and nephews. His stories which would of course involve a different voice for the many characters he made up to the pure joy and wonderment of his family. His loving nurturing influence in all of his nieces, nephews and cousins lives has left a long lasting positive effect that will remain with them for an entire lifetime. Those nieces and nephews include his seven nephews: Rodney, Justin, Jonathan, Edwin, Nicholas, Daniel and Gregory; his six nieces: Latasha, Jessica, Zanelle, Kelly, Ashley and Brittany; his two great nephews Jordan and Elijah; and his six great nieces Shashana, Tanisea, Izabelle, Love, Eva, and Amelia. Jamie also leaves behind three uncles: Calvin Wright, Gregory Wright, and Gerald Wright, all of Columbia, SC; and two aunts, Vera Robinson (Wright) and Valerie Simuel of Columbia, SC. He also leaves behind a great host of cousins and friends. Jamie was very much loved and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service in honor of Jamie will be held at Boston Cremation, 287 Main Street, Malden MA 02148 from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Friday, June 8th.


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13 Condolences

  1. Susan and Arnold Zamansky on June 5, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    May his memory continue to be a blessing

  2. Kieth Shivers on June 5, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Prayers going Up for Cuz. The Shivers family of Virginia.

  3. Iris Shivers Greeley on June 5, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Prayer for my family ! Rest in Heaven cousin

  4. Malikka Jones on June 5, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    I will forever admire your beautiful and brilliant mind….Fly High Cousin on to the next dimension and May your Spirit live on through your loved ones!

  5. Cicely Jordan on June 5, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    My condolences to you and your family.

  6. Donna Taylor on June 5, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    My condolences to the family. May God bless the family with guidance, comfort, peace and strength during this time of sorrow. Jamie will be missed very much.
    Sorry I am not there to support the family. I may not be there psychically but I am there. Hold on to each other with all your heart and love unconditionally. Always remember that GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!

  7. Ree on June 5, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. The Rickert Family

  8. Ree on June 5, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones. The Rickert Family

  9. Carolyn J Scarborough on June 6, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Cousin Jamie will be missed leaving message on your wall on face book take your rest

  10. Penny S Fowler on June 6, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Blessed are the memories that we recall of his life here with us; Blessed are the transitions in which he now has made without us; Richer are each of us that knew and loved Jamie, for that we are Blessed
    Fly high among our predestined angels Jamie, fly high, my brother.

    Love, prayers, peace,and comfort to all that are joined together through their love of Jamie.

  11. Anna Jones on June 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    My dearest Aunt Dot, I am so very sorry about the loss of your son. Please remember that The Bible tells us to be absent from this earthly body is to be present with The Lord
    Love and blessings,
    Anna Jones

  12. Tomilyn Wright on June 12, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    My condolences family, my prayers are with you all.

  13. Deborah Deloatch on June 13, 2018 at 1:43 am

    My condolences to the Shivers family Jamie will be dearly missed you always be in my heart I love you

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