Novella R. Briggs

December 28, 1938 ~ November 23, 2019 (age 80)


Novella R. Briggs , age 80, of Jonesville, VA was born December 28, 1938 in Mitchell County, NC and passed away November 23, 2019 in Johnson City, TN. Novella was the daughter of the late Garrett and Kansas Ray. Other than her parents, Novella was preceded in death by her sister Jean Mosher and her brother Billy Ray. Mrs. Briggs was a lifelong homemaker, a beloved wife, a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Unicoi Freewill Baptist Church.

Novella is survived by her husband Isaac Jimmy Briggs of the home; two sons Mitch Briggs and fiancé Maggie of Telford, TN and Marcus Briggs and wife Samantha of Woodway, VA; three grandchildren Baylee, Amber, and Kelly; brothers Kenny Ray of Unicoi, TN and Rickie E. Ray of Wilmington, NC; sister Joan Griffith of Church Hill, TN; several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Upon the families request a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. To send online condolences, photos and memories please visit to view her obituary.

Province Funeral Home of Pennington Gap is located at 42098 East Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap VA 24277. 276-546-2456. Province Funeral Home of Pennington Gap, VA is honored to be serving the family of Novella Briggs. 

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