Coretha Higgins Briggs, 75, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 15, 2016, with her family by her side. She was a lifetime resident of the Highland Park neighborhood, and spent 20 years of employment with NHC of Standifer Place, before retiring in 2012. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Naomi Higgins; husband, Eugene Briggs; son, Timothy Briggs; and lifelong partner, James Lewis Sr. Survivors include her children, Anthony Higgins, Sandra Briggs, James Lewis Jr., and Erica Lewis, all of Chattanooga; siblings, Mable Johnson, Dee Johnson, Joe Higgins, Betty Jean Stewart, and Mack Higgins, all of Chicago, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. She will lie-in-state today, after 1 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday, at 10 a.m. in the chapel. Burial in Forest Hills Cemetery. This obituary was originally published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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