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Obituary for GERALD EUGENE SPRIGGS
Gerald Eugene Spriggs was born on July 3 , 1949 to Allen E. Spriggs and Ann Spriggs Jefferson m Jewell, Maryland. He departed this life on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. He was the oldest son of the four brothers.
He was educated in the Anne Arundel County Public School System. In school, he displayed his athletic abilities on the football and baseball teams.
He worked from a very young age. His work history encompassed the Family Farm with his father and brothers and construction/Builder with Spriggs Construction Company. As the years progressed, he started his own business, Gerald & Son's Concrete. He maintained the business up until about 8 years ago and then he retired. Gerald also served as the Mechanic and Maintenance Engineer for Spriggs Coaches. He was a jack-of-all trades, always willing to extend a helping hand to his family and friends. He possessed the knowledge and expertise of a great craftsman and never missed an opportunity to share his talents.
Gerald was the proud father of two daughters, Ephonia Green and Lekeshia Spriggs, and two sons, Wayne Cash, whom preceded him in death and Stuart Cash. He enjoyed spending time with his children and always made sure there was never a dull moment His children were special to him and he would protect them. Over the years his children gained insight and wisdom from him that will never be forgotten.
Gerald was baptized November 25, 1959 under the tenure of Bishop Jacob A.Green at Bethel Way of the Cross Church, Huntingtown, Maryland. Gerald was a member of the Philadelphia Open Doors Church in Suitland, Maryland. He attended services and was under the Spiritual advisement of his Pastor and Brother, Caroll Spriggs.
A true motorcyclist at heart, you could often find him out cruising on his Harley Davidson, attending a local bike event and/or spending time at the local race tracks. His favorite thing to do was listening to The Temptations while on his motorcycle.
Occasionally, you would find him at the local bowling alley perfecting his skills as a professional bowler. Gerald was an active participant with several Bowling Leagues. His favorite way to unwind was going to his favorite local crab house, picking up a dozen of crabs and watching sports on television.
Gerald had a kind, loving and giving spirit, he was a man of few words. However, his heart consumed enough love to share with so many people. Anyone who was fortunate enough to be in his presence for even a second, walked away knowing he was indeed a genuine and true person. He took pleasure in helping out his family, friends and associates. His vibrant laughter and charismatic smile will surely be missed by those who knew and loved him. Gerald had a way of making everything seem like it was alright, he would bring joy and laughter to anyone who came into contact with him and if you were blessed enough to share any part of his 66 year journey, you truly have something special to cherish.
Gerald was a devoted Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Son, Brother and Uncle. A definition of one whom, always unselfishly gave of himself, at any hour of the day. He will be missed by many, but we will find comfort in knowing he is in the presence of the Lord.
Gerald leaves to cherish his precious memories, his daughters, Ephonia (Albert) Green, Jr. and Lekeshia Spriggs; son, Stuart Cash; grandson, Ronald (Lakel) Green; two, great grandchildren, Hayley and Gavin Green; Mother, Ann Jefferson; Father, Allen (Annette) Spriggs; brothers, Carol (Gloria) Spriggs, William "Bobby" (Jan) Lane, Vernell (Tyra) Spriggs, Matthew (Wanda) Riggs, David (Anna) Riggs, Daniel (Sheila) Riggs, and Louis (Gloria) Riggs; two sisters, Sandra (Henry) Blake and Brenda Riggs; "Big Brother & Sister", Sherman and Helen Spriggs, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. Gerald, will also be missed by his devoted friend Leah.