The funeral service for Jay D. Diggs Sr., who died August 6, 2019, is on Friday, August 23, 2019, at New Herrnhut Church.
The first viewing is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The second viewing is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2019, with the service at 10:00 a.m. at New Herrnhut. Interment is at Brookman Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Petersen Diggs; father, Charles Diggs Sr.; brothers, Angel Lewis Sr., Charles Diggs Jr., Richard Diggs Sr.; and nephew, Ollie Patrick Jackson.
He was survived by his sons, Jay D. Diggs Jr., William Richardson; daughters, Risa Diggs, Roshawn Richardson; grandchildren, Ri’Kaya Remy, Dominick Remy; sister, Leona Petersen Jackson; sisters-in-law, Shirley Lewis, Mira Diggs; uncle, Alvin Petersen; aunts, Bernice Diggs, Eulalie Pickering, Amanda Fields; special nieces, Rosemarie Jackson, Angela Lewis; nieces, Laverne Rosado, Arnell Comissiong, Annette Cummings, Tashika Diggs, Cherise Diggs, CaSandra Diggs, Christine Muniz; nephews, Charles Diggs III, Richard Diggs Jr., Alvin Lewis, Avery Lewis, Antonio Lewis, Alvin Lewis Jr.; goddaughters, Siobhan Scott, Michanne Hodge; special companion, Lilas Francis; special friends, Gertrude Jones, Glen A. Breedy, Deo "Man Gone" Forbes, Calvin "Boopsie" Harris, Micheal "Ras Mike" Scatliffe, Conway "Connie" Thomas, Glenroy "Fiba" Stevens, Benson "Puppy Ben" Bassue, Audwyn "Big One" Hill, Tadpole and Wes, Wenworth Prentice, Thesha Audain, Javiate Brin, Malcolm "Mallie" Rhymer, Peter Ryner, Micheal "Mike" Hodge, Walter "Wallo" Freeman, Elroy "Bushman" Flaharty, Alvin Swan, Benito Dawson.