Lorene Maria Briggs, 70 Gulfport, FL – Lorene ‘Rene’ Briggs passed away peacefully on Oct 11th surrounded by her family. Rene was born on February
17th, 1952, in Manhattan, New York. Though born in Manhattan, she grew up in Brooklyn. She was a loving mother of two children, Adam, and Dorothy. In
Grover Cleveland High School, Rene was a member of the school choir with her best friend, Maureen, who became like her sister. Her love of music
continued to adulthood and she passed on her appreciation for all genres to her children. She performed for Harlem In Action, an organization working to
restore Harlem in the 80’s, periodically and shared her beautiful voice with others. She enjoyed movies, specifically science fiction and horror. Rene was
also an exceptional artist. She is survived by her son, Adam Jones, and his family, along with her best friend of 60 years Maureen Simmons. She is also
survived by her loving pets: Diamond, Snuggles, Luke, Frankie, Freddy, Goliath, and Risa.