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Mary F. Diggs

March 13, 1936 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Mary Frances Diggs went peacefully to be with her Lord on September 8, 2023. She was born March 13, 1936, to the late Carl Stone and Odessia Jameson in White Springs, Florida. Mary concluded her early education in Clermont, Florida graduating from Clermont Lincoln Park High School. Moving to Virginia several years later, she started her career in nursing as a LPN at Virginia Beach General Hospital working in the Emergency Room, before transferring to the Labor and Delivery department where she worked for more than 30 years. After retiring from Virginia Beach General Hospital, she continued her ministry as a LPN doing private duty work within the community.

In August of 1957 she married the late Ransom Diggs and they lived in Virginia Beach for more than 60 years. They had three children, Patricia (deceased), Sabrina and Lisa. Mary was an active member of St. Mark AME Church where she was the President of the Gospel Choir for more than 27 years, a Daughter of St. Mark, a member of the Missionary Choir, Stewardess Board, Missionary Society, and Nurses’ Ministry. Mary loved singing in the Gospel Choir, and she loved her church family. In Mary’s spare time she was an avid bowler, winning numerous trophies and awards.

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters Sabrina McCrae (James) of Maryland, Lisa Smith; one sister, Frances Williams (Williston, FL); five Grandchildren, Tiffany Diggs, Tasha Diggs, Ashlee Quick, Erika Scutchings, Brittney Todd; four Great-Grandchildren Jakhari Diggs, Noah Quick, Devenir Scutchings, and Josiah Quick; and a host of caring nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives and friends whom she loved dearly.

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September 15, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

Celebration of Life
September 16, 2023

11:00 AM
St Mark AME Church
1740 Potters Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

September 16, 2023

1:00 PM
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23502


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