Obituary of Taylor Briggs & Adriyana McCloud
Taylor Briggs, 27, and Adriyana McCloud, 4, both of Clinton, Mo., died early Tuesday morning, November 12, 2019, at their home.
Taylor was born April 8, 1992, in Kansas City, Mo. She was the daughter of Samuel Richard “Dick” Briggs and Margie Marie (Lutjen) Briggs. She graduated from Sherwood High School and was in the band and played softball and basketball. She was a member of the Creighton United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Known as the “UMW baby,” she loved to give mission ribbons to ladies telling them how the money helped missions around the world. Taylor could light up a room with her smile and was always willing to give out hugs. Whenever asked to be on a program, from reading scripture or in creative skits, she would always do it using her lively imagination and spirited personality.
She became a mother on July 24, 2011, when Aiden Samuel Wilhelm was born. She treasured the short eighteen months she had with Aiden before he went to be with Jesus on January 21, 2013. After she lost Aiden her smile was never as bright, and she had many struggles.
Taylor became a mother for the second time when Avery Allen McCloud, son of William Allen McCloud, was born on October 25, 2012. William, Taylor and Avery welcomed the birth of a daughter and sister, Adriyana DeAnne McCloud on November 21, 2014. Adriyana was a sassy little brown-eyed girl that knew how to roll her eyes and loved to dance with her Mom, Nana, and Avery
Through it all, Avery and Adriyana were the center of Taylor’s world. She loved her children and enjoyed every moment spent with them.
Taylor and Adriyana are survived by son and brother Avery McCloud of the home; mother and Nana, Margie Briggs, Clinton, Mo.; brothers and uncles, Richard Briggs, Creighton, Mo., and Brayden Briggs, Keypher Briggs, and Zephyer Briggs-Schnorf, all of Unionville, Mo.; Taylor’s biological mother, Heather Briggs, Unionville, Mo.; sister and aunt, Kyleigh Briggs, Unionville, Mo.; honorary grandmothers Joan Sites and Iris Pinkson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her father, William McCloud, Harrisonville, Mo., and brother Avery, Adriyana is survived by brothers Marcus Allen McCloud, Harrisonville, Mo., Samuel Giovanni McCloud, Kansas City, Mo., and William Allen McCloud Jr, Belton, Mo.; sisters Angelina Joi McCloud, Kansas City, Mo., and Alexandria Leigh Sullivan, Independence, Mo.; step-mom, Olivia Sullivan, and several aunts and uncles, Catherine Cox, Gary Heard, Kelly Dee Kirkpatrick, William Sanders, and Amanda Rhoades.
Preceding Taylor and Adriyana in death are father and Poppa, Dick Briggs; son and brother, Aiden Wilhelm; grandparents and great-grandparents, Arthur Roy and Gracie Pearl Briggs, James and Hazel Lutjen, William and Anna Lutjen, and honorary grandpa Herman Sites.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the Clinton United Methodist Church, with Dr. Cody Collier officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:30 p.m. at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. A memorial fund has been established to help with funeral expenses and to establish a love fund for Avery McCloud. Contributions may be left in care of the funeral home or by donating using the link at the bottom of this page.