March 30, 1926 - March 28, 2020
Verna M. Diggs, daughter of the late Roy Cox and Mary Johnson, the eldest of nine siblings, was born Tuesday, March 30, 1926, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. After moving to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Verna united in Christian fellowship with Second Baptist Church where she remained for many years and served on the Usher Board. She later joined The First Baptist Church of Steelton where she served with the Flower Ministry. Verna’s employment history included elevator operator at the Penn Harris Hotel, Harrisburg Children’s Dress Factory and retirement from the Commonwealth of PA, Department of General Services. Verna was a very loving and spiritual lady. Foremost, she loved her God and her family, and she was always ready and willing to help family and anyone in need. When she retired, she loved to sit on her porch and watch the children. She also enjoyed doing her word search books, gardening, making afghans and doing latch hook. On Saturday, March 28, 2020, at ninety-three years of age, two days before her ninety-fourth birthday, Verna entered into eternal life while at her home in Harrisburg, PA, surrounded by her loving family. Verna leaves to honor and cherish a legacy of faith, love and dedication: her daughter and son-in-law, Darrell “Soni” and James Hawkins; sisters, Alberta Hardy, Margaret Bazemore, Evoria Ewell, Shirlean Burhannan; grandsons, Antionne Diggs, Matthew Banks; granddaughter, Shayla Diggs; goddaughter, Ernestine Banks; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Family and friends are encouraged to click on the Share a Memory Tab to post videos, share memories, condolences, reflections or simply your name allowing the family of Verna M. Diggs know you are thinking of them during this time of bereavement. LIVE ON-LINE STREAMING OF PRIVATE SERVICE. Click on the PHOTOS & VIDEOS or MEDIA (mobile) Tab to view.
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