Jason Douglas Briggs

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Jason Briggs, 44, passed this life on Tuesday, October 5, 2022, at his home.

Jason was born to Adolph and Shirley (Royster) Briggs, Sr., on Friday, December 2, 1977, in Mansfield, Ohio.  Jason attended Mansfield City Schools Ranchwood – Malabar and graduated from Mansfield Senior High where he served as Class President. Jason went on to college at The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Jason loved his Ohio State Buckeyes! Jason then went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Medical Administration from Mt. Vernon Nazarene College. Jason was loved by all he encountered, earning hundreds of friends and coworkers worldwide, and his Crock Pot Pizzas and Cabbage & Sausage always had mouths watering in anticipation.

While growing up in Mansfield, Jason attended Mt. Hermon Baptist Church under the direction of Pastor Joel L. King, Sr., and was a member of the Sunshine Band under the direction of Mrs. Lucy Swarn.  We as parents always told him “never forget your spiritual up bringing” and to “always reach back on your faith and love of God. Always put God first and all will be alright.”

In addition to his loving parents Jason leaves to mourn his brother: James (Jackie) Royster of Evergreen, Alabama; aunts Geraldine Mims, Katena Briggs, Ruby Briggs, Mattie Cooper; uncle John Reynolds; great aunts: Evelyn Walker, and Ivy L. Briggs; special cousin Lillie Boykin and a host of loving nieces, nephew, cousins, family and friends who all loved him dearly and truly miss him.

Jason was preceded in death by brothers: Adolph “Skeeter” Briggs, Jr., and Christopher Cohee, sister: Ida Weidman and both his paternal and maternal grandparents.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Columbus Association of Performing Arts 55 E. State St. Columbus, 43215 (614-469-1045)

Visitation will be held Saturday, 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Peace East with funeral services at 2:00 p.m.

Final disposition will be in Mt. Pilgrim Church Cemetery, Loango, Alabama Wednesday, October 19, 2022 11:00 a.m.

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  1. To Jason’s beloved family, I send prayers and love your way in this sad time. You are on my heart and mind. Jason was such a dear, loving man. It was a privilege to know him and to be called his friend. He made every space he entered more gentle, more loving. He exuded grace and patience. I’m so sad that we won’t be able to see him again in this life, but that sadness is tempered by knowing he’s simply saving seats for all of his friends and loved ones, waiting patiently for for the day we’ll get to see him again.
    May you all be wrapped in love and comfort.

  2. Patricia Lochard

    Was so saddened to hear of Jason’s passing!! Such a great guy who always had a smile and a hug! Jason was a friend of my sons and I grew to love him over the years!! Rest in eternal peace Jason, fly high and I will see you again one day!!

  3. He was a good friend, he will be missed.

  4. My condolences go out to the Briggs family and friends.
    May God give you strength to get through this sad time.

  5. I was so saddened to hear of Jason’s passing. I am so extremely sorry for your loss. I worked with Jason at LBrands and he was always such a pleasure to be around. He had the best smile & laugh. I am thinking of your family during this difficult time.

  6. Angelique Sunagel

    I had the honor of working with Jason at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He was a
    warm-hearted man with a gentle soul. Always smiling and offering a kind word to everyone who crossed his path. Equally compassionate in the work he did in support of our team members and could always be counted on for his subject matter expertise. I will miss seeing Jason come down the hallway, dressed to the T with his signature bow tie, and that hundred-watt smile. His light remains with us at NCH.

  7. Kevin Thornhill

    My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Jason. He was an extremely nice person whom was always pleasant whenever I’d run into him out and about. May the fond memories you have of Jason sustain you during this difficult time ❤️‍


    We the Mansfield Senior High Class of 1996 will miss our class President JASON D Briggs who always lit up a room with his contagious smile. He attended our 25th Class Reunion last year and he had everyone smiling. We send our deepest heartfelt condolences to his entire family he will always be a FOREVER TYGER.

  9. Jason you were a awesome fiend your flying high now buddy love from me Petey Roane

  10. So sorry for your loss God bless his family

  11. Twynette blue soo sorry praying for your family you going to make it keep the faith

  12. Jason,
    Was a great friend with an outstanding personality. I will never forget our first encounter meeting in Atlanta, Ga. To the family I send my condolences and will continue to pray for your strength & healing. Jason is now our guardian angel watching over us he will be truly missed.

  13. My sincerest and deepest condolences to your family. I so enjoyed Jason through grades school and respected him immensely. The world lost a phenomenal human, but he will never be forgotten. My thoughts will be with you as you mourn this loss- as it is a profoundly tragic one. Jason made the world a better place.

  14. Rhonda Melton Moore

    Jason you were our class president. Always a kind word to say and that smile could light up a room. Rest easy classmate

  15. berneice woodson

    You have been my friend since 7th grade. We had ups, downs..more ups than downs. We were Ike and Tina for Halloween in 10th grade, so many fun stories. Those were great times that I will miss. I love you Jason with all my heart and soul. I will miss you and will never ever forget you.

  16. Joyce Jefferson

    Adolph and Shirley and Family of our dear Jason Briggs, My deepest condolences to you. Our hearts are heavy after learning this news. Antoine sends his love and prayers to the both of you. Words cannot express our feelings. We had known Jason all his life. Always respectful, full of laughs, biggest smile, just a beautiful person inside and out. My prayers are sent to you for God to give you peace and understanding and comfort. The Jefferson Family, Joyce, Maurice, Antoine, Martel, Tahisha

  17. My Black Jean Luc Picard, internal joke between me and Jason(He loved when I called him that) Godspeed to a better place my friend and I will miss your kindness and just an overall great person and this planet has lost such a nice soul. Thank you for being so nice to me when other people were not.

  18. My Deepest Sympathy to the family.

  19. Robby W Stephens

    Jason was one of my first friends I was fortunate to find when I moved to Columbus, Ohio many years ago. I will always remember him as the first person to greet you with a smile and a hug every time you saw him. He has an amazing sense of humor, loved music, was always a great person to be around, and I will truly miss him. All my love to his family and fellow friends. We were blessed to have known him and to have had him in our lives. I say to Jason, your memory will live on because you touched so many lives with your love of live and kind spirit.

  20. Willie & Tameka Burtin Jr


  21. So sorry for your loss, praying for you and family

  22. Monique Westerfield

    So sorry for your loss! Jason was my childhood friend. He was over my house daily! U will be missed. RIP Jason!!

  23. I send my condolences to Jason’s family and friends.

  24. Praying for your peace Uncle Adolph and Aunt Shirley. Jason has gone home to be with the lord and be welcomed by Skeeter. Brothers ever lasting and together again. Love you both

  25. I am so sorry for your loss. Jason was a special, kind, beautiful person. Few people in this world have that level of empathy and caring for other people. Whenever I see a show, or something joyous and shining with beauty, I will think of Jason. Love and prayers for his family.

  26. I will miss your amazing smile, your easy laugh, and your genuine warmth. This has truly been heartbreaking and ‘gone too soon’ is a huge understatement. You will be missed because you are truly unforgettable.
    Sending love, prayers, and condolences to the Briggs family. To Mr. and Mrs. Briggs, I am sending a warm virtual hug.

  27. I will miss your amazing smile, your easy laugh, and your genuine warmth. This has truly been heartbreaking and ‘gone too soon’ is a huge understatement. You will be missed because you are truly unforgettable.
    Sending love, prayers, and condolences to the Briggs family. To Mr. and Mrs. Briggs, I am sending a warm virtual hug.

  28. Sending Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends


    We was so saddened to hear about the passing of our beloved classmate and our class president. Jason has always been a great man, his smile lit up a room always. Our class have so many great memories of him we all was together last year at our 25th Class Reunion. We send our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences to his family.

  30. Adolph and Shirley Briggs and family, I pray that God
    will give you peace and comfort in the loss of your dear son Jason. Our sincere condolences.
    Leon and Ann Jefferson

  31. Valorie Greasham

    Sending condolences to my family. May the strength of the Lord keep you strong. Praying for you all.

  32. Betty Palmer- Harris

    My sincere condolences to Adolph, Shirley and the entire Briggs family. May God keep you at this time of sorrow. My prayers are with you.

  33. I am so sad to hear this. What a beautiful person he was. He will be missed.

  34. G4G Columbus Volunteer Community

    On behalf of Jason’s volunteer friends and community, we offer our deepest condolences. Jason was a beloved part of our volunteer community and he will be deeply missed.

  35. Jeannine Anderson

    To the family of Jason Briggs, I pray the Lord gives you strength during this difficult time. I was blessed to become friends with Jason while living in Mansfield, OH and then blessed again to reconnect with him in Columbus, OH. Jason was a beautiful, kind, warm, patient and loving person inside and out. He also had an amazing smile. Learning of his passing is truly heart breaking and he will be missed.

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