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Gladyce Briggs

  • On November 12, 2020

Gladyce Briggs, age 77, of Houston, went on to glory on November 12, 2020.

Born on March 4, 1943, she was the daughter the late Allan and Dorothy Surich.

She was the beloved wife of Donald Briggs for 51 years; loving mother of Robin (Shane) Ware, Frances (Che Moore) Emph, and Rose (Joseph) Kelley; cherished grandmother of Marie Walden, Jhonell Briggs, John Lazear, Dawn Briggs, Elliott Bates, Norman Bates III, Felecia Bates, Franklin Osgood II, Rickeema Bedillion, Natassia Kelley, Darrion Kelley, Garrett Ware, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; dear sister of Thomas “Tip” Surich, Dorothy Golick and Christine Ponchock; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

First and foremost her family was everything to her.  She enjoyed playing bingo and gambling. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.  A private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Kimberly L Campbell
  • Nov 14 2020
U were a great woman
Kimberly L Campbell
  • Nov 14 2020
U were a great woman and will surely be missed by everyone that knew u love u and R.I.P
  • Nov 15 2020
My deepest condolences to Gladyace's family...hugs and prayers...
Donna Schehl
  • Nov 15 2020
To all the Family, Gladys was my cousin that I grew up with in Houston and Canonsburg. Her Mom and Dad, Dorothy and Allan Surich were my Aunt and Uncle. Gladys, Dorothy June and I spent many evenings watching the old gang play Penny Annie at their home on Grant St. So sorry that we lost touch over the years. I remember Gladys bringing Jonelle to UCLA years back and caring for her during her tests. Also remember of long ago the labor Temple picnics. Sandy Conaby, her cousin was there also. My sympathies to the family and would love to hear from Dorothy June and anyone that would like to keep in touch. Love, Donna Stinespring, Schehl
Gary Danley
  • Nov 16 2020
How I loved seeing Gladyce everyday...when we worked together!!!! What a great soul. She will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers to all of her family...
Leslie lockoski
  • Nov 16 2020
Don and family: So sorry to hear of gladdy's loss. So many great memories of growing up on east grant street. And gladys' kindness will always be remembered. Leslie