On March 5, 2023, God sent his angels to bring our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, James Wiggins to his heavenly home. James E. Wiggins was born on June 29, 1934 in North Carolina to the late Lee and Viola Wiggins.
James received his education at I.C. Norcom High School. Following high school, he served six years in the United States Army where he completed service with honors. James accomplished 36 years as a successful, hard-working and dedicated welder with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
James was a supportive and caring person who was greatly loved by so many. Most of all, he was a family man with a huge heart and unconditional love for his wife, children, relatives and friends. He loved to watch football, attend the Kentucky Derby and cook. His specialty was ‘BBQ Spare Ribs’. James will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
He leaves many precious memories to be cherished by his loving wife, Joyce L. Wiggins, his daughters, Joann Hill (Dexter), Etta Raines (Troy), Gloria Gather, Arlene Kellam, Lisa James (Robert), Angelique Elsharrawy (Ahmed), Annette Keene (Damien), sons, Vancelle Byrd and Edmondson McClain, sisters, Leola Veale, Dorothy Dickens, Margie Thompson, Shirlene Banks (Wayne) and Diann Pittman, brother, Reginald Wiggins (Leslie), 29 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of loving relatives. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, Kevin Wiggins, Sr., Charles S. Kellam, daughter, Paulette Jackson, and brothers, Lester Wiggins, Lanxeene Wiggins and Raymond E. Wiggins, Sr.
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Karen A Black saysMarch 9, 2023 at 2:55 pm
I’m sorry for ur loss.
Shirlene Wiggins Banks saysMarch 9, 2023 at 4:37 pm
We are going to miss our older brother James (Bae) Wiggins, who was a man who loved family, you are once again with Daddy; Mama;
Lester; Raymond; Lank, who we miss dearly. Rest in peace big brother. The Wiggins Sister – Leola; Dorothy; Marjorie; Shirlene; Diane and baby brother Reginald.
Rest In Peace.
Joann Wiggins Hill saysMarch 10, 2023 at 9:53 am
Dad, we will miss your wonderful smile, your kindness to everyone that was fortunate to meet you. Now you are with your 1st 💕 Aline V Wiggins whom you started your life with. Kevin, Goney, Paulette, your brother & your parents. I know you all are celebrating. I will always 😘 you my hero. Rest In Pease!
Uncle Andrew & Aunt Wilhemenia and Uncle Henry & Aunt Bernice saysMarch 12, 2023 at 3:02 pm
Etta, we offer you, our deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. May God’s loving arms hold you, the entire Wiggins Family Members and friends safe in His care. We love you and Troy. Will continue to lift you up in prayer. Safe travels for all coming and returning home.
PSALM 121:7-8 KJV
Belva Perry Boyd saysMarch 14, 2023 at 2:07 pm
We send our condolences and prayers to the entire Wiggins family. May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is with our father in heaven. Peace and comfort to you all.
Juanita Wiggins (daughter inlaw) saysMarch 15, 2023 at 8:30 am
To my father inlaw,
You have fought the good fight. You have finished your course. Job well done! May you rest in peace. 🙏In our hearts forever.💕
Linda Jackson saysMarch 16, 2023 at 9:43 am
Please know our prayers are with you all. We will always remember the love and kindness he showed us each time we met.
May God bless and keep each of you.
Linda and Marvin Jackson
Columbia, South Carolina
Meredith Gilmore-Grantham saysMarch 17, 2023 at 8:34 am
To the Wiggins family,. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this difficult time. My deepest sympathy.💓