Marcelle Jadius Runnels Briggs “Beppa”

Beppa passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Harvest Manor Nursing Home in Denham Springs at the age of 98. She was a legal secretary for many years where she worked for seven judges and also served in the U.S. Army and is a native of New Orleans. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Seale Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Pastor Cedric Murphy, 1720 South Range Ave., Denham Springs, LA 70726. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jacalyn Briggs Ramsey (Richard); grandchildren, Scott Nolan (Jennifer) and Robert Nolan (Michelle) and Valerie Briggs Bargas (Trey); great grandchildren, Kurt Nolan (Kim), Briggs Bargas, Anna-Marie Bargas, Reed Bargas. She is preceded in death by her husband, LRoy Franklin Briggs; son, Gary Briggs; grandson, Adam Briggs; step-father, Dewitt Brabham and mother, Willie Alice McInnis Brabham. She was a lady of Christian Faith and was a past president of PTA , Cub Scout Den Mother, past president of Gaynel Jackel School of Dance and past president of Gail Gauthreaux School of Dancing, as well as a member of the Million Dollar Club in Real Estate sales and was the proud owner of Marcy’s Restaurant in Gretna, LA and while working for Werleins Piano learned she had a natural talent of playing the piano by ear. Beppa wrote short stories, was a dog lover and a lover of all birds. She had a natural talent for cooking Creole, Italian and Spanish/Mexican cuisine. The family will forever be thankful to Life Source Services (Hospice)  staff and to Harvest Manor Nursing Home staff for all of their dedicated care and support. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Life Source Services (Hospice). Please sign our online registry book.