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William C. Wiggins, Sr.


Sunrise: July 31, 1944

Sunset: October 11, 2023

William C. Wiggins Sr. best known as Winkey the Hitman was born to the late Florence Taylor & Henton Wiggins on July 31, 1944, in Stony Creek, Virginia. He was 1 out of 14 children and was predeceased by siblings, Arthur, James, Prince, Robert, Junious Wiggins, Paige Cameron, Annie Wright, Beulah Jackson, Gladys Wiggins, Rosa Wiggins and Florence Freeman he is survived by his loving sister Flossie Wyatt, and loving Brother Earkard Wiggins.

On Weds, October 11, 2023, God called his good and faithful servant Home to a time of Rest and Reward. Leaving his earthly life, its cares, materials and illness. He is finally with the doctor of all doctors. He was loved by his family and friends, but God loved him best. As he takes his rest and reward, he leaves a host of family and friends who will forever treasure his love and embrace: Brothers, Sisters, Nieces, Nephews, a host of Cousins Grandchildren, friends and many other loved ones. He was survived by his loving wife Laura Wiggins of 27 years and children; Patsy Burgess, Leon ‘Skeeter’ Johnson (Tiffany), William Wiggins JR, Donte Norris, & Shantal Wiggins & two Grandchildren, Rashaud Miles, and Micaiah Johnson who will truly miss him.

Winkey began his life journey at an early age and moved to the city of Norfolk to make a name for himself. He started work at Smith & Welton and departed later to pursue his passion. He asked God to make him somebody & he did just that. He began making music & Dj’ing as an early adult & began to gain traction. He loved to sing and entertain. From there he went into the Nightclub business and owned several Nightclubs/restaraunts such as The Big Apple, Momentous, Zodiac, Casablanca, Ridley’s, & Chateau. His spiritual walk officially began after he exited the Nightclub scene. He would always share the good news of God. He was an individual who was hardworking, showed genuine love, kindness and an eager willingness to help others. After retiring from the Nightclub business, Winkey embodied the true meaning of entrepreneurship by owning & managing property & starting his own Carpet Cleaning business. He never wavered in supporting his family and showing just how much his family meant to him. Besides his family, it was the simple things in life that were most important to him: God, Music, and Faith.

Viewing Friday, October 20, 2023 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, Virginia Celebration of Life Come In-Person or Watch Via Livestream Saturday, October 21, 2023 2:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, Virginia Laid To Rest Morning Star Baptist Church 14502 Rivers Mill Road Capron, Virginia

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    joyce heath says

    Sorry for your family lost

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    Gina says

    May God Be the Glory..
    Condolences to the family …I will miss you but never forget you,!!!
    Regina R.

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    G. Lewia says

    Sincere condolences to family and friends.
    Praying for your comfort.

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    Janice S Lee says

    Deepest Condolences Praying
    RIP

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      Punkin says

      My heart goes out to the Wiggins family. My sincerest condolences to you. I recall Winkey always a sharp dresser, love to talk to share his wisdom on life that may help you. I pray for your comfort, peace, and strength.

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        Anthony Ralph says

        One thing about you my guy you will be missed by many who knew you. Best believe you will always be the Hitman. Rest in music. My condolences to your family and friends🎶🎵🙏🙏🕊️😔

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    Vera Lee Holland says

    Condolences to the family

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    Jean L. Bagley says

    To: The Wiggins Family I am saddened about the loss of William C. Wiggins.May God sustain you at this time.

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      Surina Butts says

      To the Wiggins family I’m very saddened of the loss of Winky the hitman yes we have great memories. Rest on my friend.
      From the Butts family

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    Selena Cox-Harris says

    To Uncle McNeil and the Wiggins family: I am deeply saddened by your loss. Thank God for the time and wonderful memories you have with Winky, as he was affectionately called. I am praying for all of you.

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    Bill & Juanita Cox says

    TO: Our Brother McNeil (Mary), and, your extended family, you have our Condolences 💐. May, GOD comfort each of your hearts, with perfect Peace, in JESUS NAME.
    ~Bill “Mann” & Juanita Cox

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    Terrel Wiggins says

    You will be missed greatly

    With loving memories
    Your ex-wife Terrie Pelham-Wiggins

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      Janet B. Dukes says

      Sorry for your loss. But I know he is resting with the Lord. I pray God’s peace over each one of you.

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      Ben and Mollie Cox Baynes says

      My deepest sympathy to the Wiggins family with God’s blessings.Winky was such a kind person and will be missed by many.🙏🏾

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      Ben and Mollie Cox Baynes says

      Our deepest condolences to the Wiggins family with God’s blessings.Winky was such a kind,loving person and will be missed by many🙏🏾

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    Phyllis Custis Sherrill says

    To Mac(Mary) and the rest of the family,I am sending lots of “LOVE” and “PRAYERS” to you all during this time of sadness in the lost of your “LOVED ONE WINKY THE HITMAN” a very ” unique” FRIEND”.

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    Cassandra Brown Person says

    Praying for the Wiggins family and friends. Winky will be missed but not forgotten. God’s peace and comforting is with you always in Jesus name Amen 🙏

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    Renita Greenhill says

    Condolences to Cousin Lois and the family. I pray that God will grant you and the family peace and comfort during this time.

    May Winkie rest in peace

    Cousin Renita

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    Joyce Little & Family says

    With the greatest child hood and adult memories you will be missed by many but for now take your rest in the arms of God
    Love, Joyce Little & Family

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    Leroy "Breadman" and Elaine says

    To McNeil and the Wiggins Family – We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of your love one. Condolences to you and the family – keeping you in prayer.

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    Janet B. Dukes says

    Sorry for your loss. But I know he is resting with the Lord. I pray God’s peace over each one of you.

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      Rhonda Hood-McKeithan says

      My Deepest Condolences to the Wiggins family .Winkey was a great and gentle person you will be greatly missed.

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    Sarah Burtt-White says

    Winky was a great man and he empowered a lot of people and he touched my life as a person. May he forever Rest in Paradise.

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    Terrance says

    Rest in peace uncle Winky 🙏🏾

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    Laverne Strayhorn says

    To my sister Laura’, niece Chantel and the entire Wiggins family, I would like to give sincerest condolences and love. Rest in peace to my brother in law William Wiggins ❤️

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    Cathryn Ferguson says

    ✨️With Heartfelt
    Sympathy for you and your family. During this time. May God Bless you and keep.🙏

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