Charles Ellis Diggs

2019-10-09T14:28:46+00:00

In Loving
Memory

Charles Ellis Diggs

Sept. 10, 1966- Oct. 7, 2019

Charles Ellis Diggs, 53, of Bumpass, went to be with his Lord on Monday, October 7, 2019 following an extended illness.

Charles is survived by his parents, Willie Ellis and Ramona Diggs also of Bumpass; four sisters, Kim O’Connell (Scott), Jackie Marden (Brice) both of Bumpass, Cheryl Diggs of Staunton, and Karen Snelson (Billy) also of Bumpass; beloved nephews and nieces, Brice and Ashley Marden, David Marden, Will Hart, Pam Marden, and Ryan Wheeler; adored great-nieces, Adalynn and Eliza Grace Marden; aunts Lucille Andrews of Bumpass, Louise Kopcho of Amelia, and uncle E. K. Mallory (Doris) of Bumpass.  The family would like to express gratitude to Charles’ caregivers Nicky McMullen, Barbara John, and Kate Rehard.

Charles was a cattle and hay farmer for his entire life, and even after he became ill spent much time at the fence with each year’s crop of new calves. He was an active member of Little River Baptist Church, where he served in a number of capacities and delighted children of all ages with the candy that he pulled from his pocket. He was known in his community as one who shared Christ’s love by looking out for his neighbors and meeting the needs of others as he lived life each day.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 11 at Little River Baptist Church, 4959 Buckner Road, Bumpass, VA. A service will be held to celebrate Charles’ life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 12 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, or Little River Baptist Church.

Visitation

Location

Little River Baptist Church

Date

Friday, October 11, 2019

Time

2-4 and 6-8 PM

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Funeral Service

Location

Little River Baptist Church

Date

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

Time

11:00 AM

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Committal Service

Location

Little River Baptist Church

Date

Sat., October 12, 2019

Time

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5 Comments

  1. Tammy and Wes wood October 10, 2019 at 12:28 am - Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss. Charles was a very special man and we were privileged to know him. He had a heart of gold and a great sense of humor. I loved his laugh and can’t wait to see him again in heaven! Til we meet again

  2. Phil and Frances J Smith October 10, 2019 at 1:49 am - Reply

    We are thinking of you all with love and prayers.

    May the Lord bless you.

    Love

    Phil and Frances

  3. Janice and Alvin Moore October 10, 2019 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    We were so sorry to hear of Charles’s passing. I will always remember his smile. He was such a nice person. He was also blessed to have a wonderful family who was there for him until the end. Karen and Billy were always there to help and see to his comfort along with other members of the family. May God comfort and bless you all.

  4. Audra Phillips October 11, 2019 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry to hear about JD’s passing. He was such a wonderful person. I loved our talks when he came in for treatment. He will be truly missed at Forest Park. I am praying for the family during this time.

  5. Lawrence Burruss October 18, 2019 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    I could hardly believe what I read in the paper about Charles passing away. We are so sorry for your loss and pray that the Lord will comfort you. Again we grieve for you I was thinking about you all a few days ago and wondering how you two are doing.

    With much love and sympathy,
    Lawrence and Barbara Burruss

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