Visitation for Mrs. Emma Wiggins is Friday, June 14, 2019 at Scott's Chapel Hill Mortuary from 4 PM to 6 PM. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at 2 PM. Burial will be at Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery immediately following the service.
The Gift of Life
Emma Jane was born on December 31, 1925, to the late Sterling and Ruby Key in Headland, Alabama. She was the oldest of four children. Emma was truly blessed and never spent a day alone.
The Professional Life
Emma accepted Christ as her Savior at Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at a very early age in Headland, Alabama. She served as a faithful member who truly loved the Lord. She was active as president of the December Calendar Group, president of the Usher Board, president of the Fellowship Club, a member of the Missionary Society, Ladies Aids, homemaker in the church’s kitchen and other areas where she can be of service to others.
Emma was employed at GSMBC Headstart for seventeen years as a cook, where she served dutiful before retiring. She married the love of her life, the late Willie Lee Wiggins for fifty-two years, and with this union eleven children was born, and she raised two of her grandchildren: Richard Wiggins and Isaac Wiggins.
The Enjoyment of Life
Emma received her formal education through the public school system where she excelled in her studies during night school and received her certificate.
The Eternal Life
She preceded in death by her late husband: Willie L. Wiggins; son: Willie Aaron Wiggins; her parents: Sterling and Ruby Key; her grandson: Christopher Wiggins; and two brothers: Willie B. Lynn and Sterling Key.
Emma departed this life on Monday, June 10, 2019 at her home after a brief illness.
A Cherished Life...
She leaves to cherish her eight children; five girls: Erma D. Wiggins of Lakewood, New Jersey, Shirley (David) McClamy of Akimat, Virginia, Brenda Floyd of Jackson, New Jersey, Carolyn Wiggins Brown of Midland City, Alabama, and Ruby (L.C.) Rodgers of Headland, Alabama; three sons: Bobby (Janice) Wiggins, Don (Phyllis) Wiggins of Daleville, Alabama, Peter (Tahala) Wiggins of Jackson, New Jersey; one sister: Maggie Hinson of Lakewood, New Jersey; twenty-one grandchildren; one stepdaughter: Cleatus Mullins of Dothan, Alabama; thirty-six great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friend.
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