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Kimberly Anne Briggs

September 27, 1976 — June 11, 2022

Kimberly Anne Briggs

Kimberly Anne Briggs, most recently of Roswell, GA, was born on September 27, 1976 in Thousand Oaks, CA.  She passed away on June 11, 2022 due to complications from a concussion.  She is survived by her mother, Christina (Briggs) Fletcher, her sister Allison (Briggs) Abbott, her brother-in-law Louis Abbott, nieces Maya and Olivia Abbott, step-father Thomas Fletcher, step-sister Laura Buttimer and step-brother Matthew Fletcher, step-mother Audrey Kelaher, step-sister Allie Kelaher and step-brothers Josh and Sam Kelaher, as well as several cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, R. Bruce Briggs. 

When Kimberly was a young child, her parents moved to Columbia, MO, where her sister was born.  After a few years there, the family moved to Athens, GA, where her father worked for UGA.   From there they moved back to CA, and Kimberly graduated from Oak Park High School in 1994.  From there she went on to college, receiving her BS from the University of North Carolina (her father’s alma mater) and then earning her MBA from Georgia State.  While at UNC, she became a huge fan of her beloved Tar Heels basketball team.  March Madness was never missed in her home!

As a child, Kimberly was an excellent swimmer, learning to swim in her backyard pool at the age of 8 months!  She competed in many swim meets and typically excelled.  She also played basketball in middle school and high school, competing on the varsity team for Oak Park and winning the coveted “Coach’s Award” at the end of her senior season. 

Kimberly’s other loves were her pets, of which there were many.  She had an all-inclusive love for creatures great and small.  She never met a dog she didn’t love, but she would also come to the aid of any animal in need.  As a teenager in CA, she would go outside to the driveway before leaving for school and gently clear away any snails that might have crawled under her car the previous night.

Kimberly loved to discuss sports, politics, pop culture and entertainment.  She was also a terrific trivia player, helping many teams to achieve winning status.  Her memory was always exceptional—she could still recite poems learned in middle school and could go up against almost any man when it came to sports trivia!  She was also a talented artist and was extremely creative in many areas.  Her love for The Monkees should also be mentioned.  She became a fan as a child watching Nick at Night and was devasted when she learned that they were the same age as her mother! Nonetheless, she remained a fan for the rest of her life and “stalked” them at several concerts!

Although Kimberly’s adult years did not include having the long or successful career she once imagined, she found many good friends along the paths that she took.  She was exceptionally kind hearted and loved her family with all her being, especially her young nieces.  She will be tremendously missed by her family and friends but has hopefully found the peace that often seemed to elude her during her life.

The family is holding a small private ceremony.  If anyone wishes to make a donation in her memory, please consider your local Humane Society or the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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