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Home Going of Rev. Elmer Vamplah Leroy Diggs

It is with profound regrets that the Diggs and Wilson families announce the passing of their husband, father, brother, grandfather, and cousin the Reverend Elmer Vamplah Leroy Diggs. This sad event occurred on June 12, 2016 at his residence in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Reverend Diggs was an avid lover of music and served as Minister of Music at Providence Baptist Church, Monrovia Liberia, and Minster of Music, Christian Education and Evangelism at Georgia Avenue Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eudora Wilson-Diggs, five children; George(Louvina), Josephine(Decemah), Lady-Mayatu(Mel) and Elma-Lorraine(Sokowuah), of the United States, and Madia of Liberia, his siblings, cousins and a host of relatives and friends in the United States and Liberia.

Rev. Diggs was predeceased by both of his parents, Mr. George Washington Diggs and Mrs. Williametta Diggs, his beloved wife of 26 years, Mrs. Muriel Harvey-Diggs, his daughter Marilyn, and grandson Edward.

Viewing and Wake Keeping Service:
Friday, July 8, 2016
7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
Georgia Avenue Baptist Church,
12525 Georgia Avenue,
Silver Spring, MD 20906

If you would like to pay a tribute at the Wake Keeping Service, please email Austin Diggs at by Thursday , July 7.

Funeral Service:
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Viewing: 8: 00 A.M – 8:45 A.M Service: 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M
Shiloh Baptist Church - 1500 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Gates of Heaven Cemetery - 13801 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906

For further information, please contact the following persons:
Austin Diggs (301) 254-1034
Handel K.C. Diggs (917) 319-7200
Esther Freeman (443)447-4150
G. Sylvester Diggs (678) 573-5733
Laverne Jones Williams (301) 467-7306

Monrovia Liberia Contacts:
Madia Lemay Diggs 231880438325
Kenneth Diggs 231886483496

If you would like to make a contribution, please use the below:
Elma-Lorraine Diggs
Bank of America,
Account #: 446036277270
Routing Number: 052001633

All other condolences may be sent to: 
Elma-Lorraine Diggs 
2956 Gracefield Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20904

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