In Loving
Memory

Willie Ellis Diggs, Jr.

February 2, 1931 – January 23, 2024

Willie Ellis Diggs, Jr., of Bumpass, went home to be with his Lord on January 23, 2024.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Ellis Diggs, Sr. and Missie Cocke Diggs; and his son, Charles Ellis Diggs.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ramona Mallory Diggs; daughters, Kim O’Connell (Scott), Jackie Marden (Brice), Cheryl Diggs, and Karen Snelson (Billy); grandchildren, Brice Marden (Ashley), David Marden, Will Hart, and Pam Marden; three great-grandchildren, Adalynn, Eliza, and Rhett Marden; and several devoted nieces and nephews.

Willie Ellis was a lifelong member of Little River Baptist Church, Bumpass, where he served as a trustee.  He had been employed by Virginia Farm Bureau, the U.S. Postal Service, and as a beef and grain farmer.  He lived in the house where he was born for his entire life.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Little River Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery following.  The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little River Baptist Church in his honor.

Visitation

Location

Little River Baptist Church

4959 Buckner Rd

Bumpass, VA 23024

Date

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Time

6-8pm

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Funeral Service

Location

Little River Baptist Church

4959 Buckner Rd

Bumpass, VA 23024

Date

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Time

11am

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Committal Service

Location

Little River Baptist Church

4959 Buckner Rd

Bumpass, VA 23024

Date

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Time

Following Service

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