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Osborne Kaberue Kiazolue Diggs, Sr. ( Daddy)

The Diggs, Kiazolue and Daniels families announce the home going of Deacon Osborne Kaberue Kiazolue Diggs, Sr., affectionately called "Numbers", on Friday, September 25, 2009 at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Daddy leaves to mourn his indelible loss, his beloved wife and soul mate of 53 years, Elder Eva B. Diggs, loving children: Benette Kiazolue White, Anthony Kiazolue (Rita), Deacon Osborne Kaberue Kiazolue, Jr., (Julia) Handel Kiazolue (Mona), Rev. Andrew Momolue Kiazolue (Ottalee), Ciata Kiazolue, Eva Kiazolue Jardia, Deacon Lloyd Kiazolue (Amoleen), Charles Kiazolue (Ciata), and nineteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Deacon Diggs' other survivors include his brothers, William H. Kiazolue Diggs, Sr., Morley Kiazolue Diggs and John Kiazolue Diggs. Daddy is also survived by brothers-in laws, Edwin S. Daniels, Sr., William H. Daniels, and Adolphus Capehart, one sister-in-law, Rev. Anna Bonah, and a host of cousins, relatives and friends in the United States of America and Liberia. Deacon Diggs was ordained as deacon of the Providence Baptist Church in Liberia where he was an active member when he lived in Liberia, member of the Providence Baptist Church Fellowship in the U.S.A and an active member of New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Diggs served his country for 37 years with his last stint as Deputy Director General for Technical Services at the National Archives for eight years. He was the founding member and former President of the Liberia Library Association, former President of the Liberia United Nations Association, Editor of the KAAFA, the official Journal of the Society of Liberian Authors. He was the first Chairman, Board of Directors of the Julia Slocum Mission Enterprise. He was one of Liberia's poet laureates and a few of the inspiring and entertaining poems are "Order Be Order," "Borbor John," and the "Bucket Brigade." He wrote his University of Liberia Class Song, "INUTIS," in 1952. His last literary work was "Obama Still Speaks" in celebration of this epic moment.

Services of Celebration for the life of Deacon Osborne Kaberue Kiazolue Diggs, Sr.

Praise Virgil (Wake Keeping)
Friday, October 9, 2009
6PM - 9PM
Wayland Baptist Church
3200 Garrison Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21216

Worship Service
Saturday, October 10, 2009
12:30 PM (PROMPT)
New Psalmist Baptist Church
4501 ½ Old Frederick Road
Baltimore, MD 21229

Woodlawn Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum
2130 Woodlawn Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207

All organizations and individuals interested in making tributes to the deceased should contact the son of the deceased, Handel K.C. Diggs, via email at

Contacts in United States
Benette Diggs-White 301-490-1710
O. Anthony Diggs 301-931-3524
Handel Ciapha K. Diggs 917-319-7200
Rev. A. Momolue Diggs 804-980-4656
Ciata Diggs 718-699-1035
Eva Diggs-Jardia 919-441-4752
Lloyd Diggs 919-872-8219
Charles Diggs 919-250-3293
Elmer Diggs 301-806-4037
Demah Payne- 919-319-7518

Contacts in Liberia
William H. Kiazolue Diggs 011-231-77288024
Morley Kiazolue Diggs 011-231-4731868
John Kiazolue Diggs 011-231-4731868
Rev. Anna Bonah 011-231-535403
Rev. Charles Diggs 011-231-535403

Contacts related to Repast related details
Cora Wilson 703-309-0171/703-309-1353
Odell Deline 301-335-1558
Lorraine Diggs 301-580-0119
Laverne Williams 301-467-7306
Ciata Diggs 718-699-1035

Hotel Information

Hilton Pikesville
1726 Reisterstown Rd.
Pikesville, MD 21208 ( 410-653-1100)

Days Inn Baltimore
5701 Baltimore National Pike
Baltimore, MD 21228 (410-747-8901)

Best Western
1800 Belmont Ave.
Windsor Mill Rd., MD 21244 (410-265-1400)


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