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Friday April 26th, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Saturday April 27th, 2019
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Jackie Wilson Diggs, Sr.

Jackie Wilson Diggs, Sr., 83, passed away Wednesday April 24, 2019 in his home with his family by his side. Husband of the late Della C. Diggs and predeceased by his parents, Melvin E. Diggs and Ethel W. Diggs and a brother, Melvin E. Diggs C. “Sonny”.

Born July 16, 1935 in Matthews County, VA, then he moved to Portsmouth, VA at the age of 6.

He loved the water. He was a retired tugboat Captain with Lone Star Indentures/Tarmac for over 25 years. He was a retired waterman.

He loved doing a garden every summer and sharing with family and friends at the crab house in Crittenden.

Jackie (Pop-Pop) leaves to cherish his loving memory is his daughter, Jacqueline Diggs Zoellner (Sam), two sons, Carlton Lynn Diggs (Billie Joe) and Jackie Wilson Diggs, Jr. ( Katie) all residence in Suffolk, VA. His brothers, Lee Diggs, Billy Diggs, and a sister, Ann Atkins. Seven grandchildren: Megan, Ben, Zack, Travis, Tiffany, Chelsea and Jacob and one great granddaughter, Zoey. Along with two step grandchildren, Michael and Sean and three step great grandchildren, Shyland, Carter and Connor.

The family will receive family and friends at Baker-Foster Funeral Home on Friday April 26, 2019 from 7 to 8:30 pm.

A graveside service, with Pastor Tom Potter officiating, will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Airline Blvd. Chesapeake, VA on April 27, 2019 at 10 am. Followed by a lunch at Pinecrest Baptist Church, 209 Felton Rd, Portsmouth, VA 23701 for family and friends. 

Baker-Foster Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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Jack will be missed by so many. I always look for him in the yard when I pull in my driveway, he was always out there doing something. I sure have missed seeing him, already. He was the best neighbor you could ask for. I will miss our conversations about life and gardening and I will sure miss his tomatoes this summer. Rest in peace Mr. Jack. Love, peace and healing to the family of this wonderful man.

Christina Dickinson May 13 2021 12:00 AM