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Calvin “Lightning” Briggs (also affectionately known as Spoog) was born in Mayesville, South Carolina on August 14, 1953.  He came to Fort Pierce, Florida at a very early age, where he attended the local schools of St. Lucie County and later worked in the produce industry until his health started to fail him.  Calvin was known to some for his quiet demeanor and to others as the “life of the party”.  He was a huge basketball fan and well-known for his big smile and even bigger heart.  He was preceded in death by his parents, London K. and Everlina Briggs; and three sisters, Rosa M. Cunningham, Elouise Copeland, and Shirley Briggs-Jackson.    

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, God called him home to his final resting place.  Left to cherish his precious memories are:  daughter, Tekisha (William) Hayward of Pembroke Pines, Florida; sister, Mamie B. Smalls of Sumter, South Carolina; brother, Lonnie Briggs, Sr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; aunt, Willie Mae Reames of Bishopville, South Carolina; significant other, Maude Swoope of Fort Pierce, Florida; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

 A funeral service will be held 2:30 PM Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Stone Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Ft. Pierce.  

Calvin "Lightning" Briggs
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  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Stone Brothers Funeral Home
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    " I will miss your quietness and your presence,God has truly gained a good angel!!!.
    ~ Wykieshia Davis-Jackson   Fort Pierce, FL
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. In the Bible, a man named Job raised the question: If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? Then he answered: I shall wait [in the grave] until my relief comes. [God] will call, and I myself shall answer. (Job 14:14, 15) What a joy it will be when that time arrives and the dead are reunited with their loved ones. Please visit for more bible based information.
    ~ Leon family   Sebastian, FL
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Dear Briggs Family, I want to express my condolences. Almighty God encourages us to draw close to him at James 4:8. Revelation21:3-5 a positive hope for the future on earth. May these scriptures comfort your family and friends.
    ~ T. Ponder   FL
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018
    Condolences to family in the loss of your loved one. Psalm 46:1
    ~ D E