Meridith Lin Briggs

Born in Nashville, TN on July 1, 1971

Departed on March 15, 2016 and resided in Portlan', TN

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Meridith Lin Briggs, age 44 of Portland passed away March 15, 2016. Meridith was born in Nashville on July 1, 1971 to Audie Johnson Briggs and the late Bobby Briggs. She is survived by her husband, Deric Shadowens; son, Grayson Shadowens; mother, Audie Briggs; sisters, Melonie Schneider and Marilyn Harrington (Casey); nieces and nephews, Natalie Ashton (Ben), Trey Schneider, Whitney Schneider (Stacey Lane), Briggs Schneider, Audie Elizabeth Briggs, Nelson Schneider, Jenna Harrington, and Heath Harrington; great-niece, Jordyn Lane; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. A Celebration of Meridith’s Life will be held on Saturday, March 19th at 10:00 A.M. from the White House Church of Christ with her sisters officiating the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900, Nashville, TN 37203. Arrangements Entrusted To: Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville (615)859-5231

6 Comments to Meridith Lin Briggs

  1. tracy richardson
    March 17, 2016 12:02 am

    Mer was very loved by myself and her tight-knit group of friends. Het loving kindness and generosity knew no bounds. I will miss you my dear friend…until we meet again…I love you Mer

  2. Kayla Stevenson
    March 18, 2016 11:30 pm

    I already miss our texts we used to share all day, almost everyday. I’m so blessed to have known you for the short time I was able to. You were always there to lift me up and to still it in my brain, saying, “You are smart and well educated Kayla, don’t let anyone ever tell you different. Nobody can take you education away.” I can hear you telling me that now. Your pep talks were the best. I’m so happy you aren’t sick anymore and you got your real wings. I know you were an angel here on Earth. Now I can say I know you have your real wings, fly high Meridith. Thank you for making such an impact on my life.

    Until we meet again my friend.


    • Tracy Richardson, CVICURN
      March 20, 2016 6:53 pm

      Kayla, Meridith spoke so highly of you and in the short time you knew each other, she loved you. Her and I were sisters, always fighting and making up! I am slayed by this as I am sure you are. I would love to talk to you sometime, my # is 931-920-4306, or 931-801-8206. I hope I hear from you and we can share more personal moments of our time with Mer. I am utterly devastated and in complete shock…

  3. M Harrington
    March 21, 2016 11:39 am

    On behalf of my sister and our family, I want to thank everyone for their love, support and condolences. The service was absolutely perfect.
    I hope her feistiness and spirit are remembered the most.
    She was someone I bathed with, took dance classes with, climbed trees with and played in the creek with. We fought, but she knew she could always call and she did.
    One of my favorite memories was “smuggling” my newborn son into Vanderbilt when she was going through chemo. She lit up like a Christmas tree. That is how I will remember her.
    Gone but never forgotten,

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