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Joseph Liggins

July 4, 1927 — October 22, 2014

Deacon Joseph Liggins, Sr., 87, fondly known as "Papa Joe", of Windsor, VA transitioned from earth to heaven very peacefully in Consulate Health Care, Windsor, VA on October 22, 2014, 9:25 am. He was surrounded by his family and friends that loved him so dearly.

He was born July 4, 1927 to the union of the late Maryland and Elizabeth Liggins. Joseph leaves to cherish wonderful memories, his loving wife of 66 years Thessieal Mae Copeland Liggins. Seven loving and caretaking children, Joseph "Huss" Liggins Jr., (Carol) of Hampton, VA; Brenda "Sister" Liggins of Hampton, VA; Linda Stokes (Larry) of Zuni, VA; Edward (Razzle Dazzle) Liggins (Carolyn) of Suffolk, VA; Calvin "Pete" Liggins (Willette) of Zuni, VA; Vanessa "Big Girl" Benton of Windsor, VA; and Keith "Kee-Wee" Liggins (Patricia) Columbus, OH and Grandson that he reared Cory Liggins (Tanya) of Virginia Beach, VA. He also leaves nineteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Two brothers Shirley Liggins (Margaret) of Somerset, NY and Merritt Liggins (friend Justine) of East Orange, NJ; three sisters Mary Smith of Dendron, VA; Dorothy Blount (Miles) of Smithfield, VA and Carolyn Smith (Peyton) of Cove City, NC. A service celebrating Joseph's Life Journey will be Tuesday at 1:00 pm - October 28, 2014 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 9000 Fire Tower Road, Windsor, VA, Rev. James T. Elam, Sr., Pastor. Eulogy will be by Rev. Larry Simmons, Assistant Pastor. Professional Services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel, Smithfield, VA.

Burial Date October 28, 2014

A service celebrating Joseph's Life Journey will be Tuesday at 1:00 pm - October 28, 2014 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 9000 Fire Tower Road, Windsor, VA, Rev. James T. Elam, Sr., Pastor.

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