Vernon Lee Diggs, Jr.

March 7, 1955 ~ June 13, 2020 (age 65)


Vernon “Cootie” Lee Diggs Jr. was born March 7, 1957 in Sumter to the late Helen Clea and Vernon Lee Diggs Sr.

Vernon was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. He was a landscaper for Shaw Air Force Base of Sumter SC until his health began to fail. He was a person with a heart of gold. He was loving and a very free handed man. His favorite hobbies was watching TV and eating. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by  a brother, Timothy Ray Diggs.

Vernon departed this earthly life for his heavenly home on June 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones.

He leaves to cherish precious memories eight siblings, Johnnie Diggs of Sumter, SC, Alice (Anthony) Green of Sumter, SC, James ( Gloria) Diggs of Greenville, SC, Jimmy Diggs of Sumter, SC, Alethia Diggs of Sumter, SC and Eddie (Kyra Kelly) Diggs, Kendra Diggs and one stepbrother, Cruise (Shalisa Portee) Anderson of Sumter, SC.; a special aunt, Alice Pringle Dillion, uncle, David (Alpha) Clea of Rembert, SC, aunt Evelyn Sander of Rembert,  SC, aunt, Bertha Dinkins of Rembert, SC, aunt, Sue Kemble of Orlando, FL, two sister-in-law's, a special caretaker Patsy (Henry) Russell and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.


Public Viewing

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Thursday, June 18, 2020
Whites Mortuary LLC
517 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Worship Service

11:00 am Friday, June 19, 2020
Whites Mortuary LLC Chapel

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June 18, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Guignard Drive Sumter, South Carolina, United States

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