Deacon Edward Jerome Figgs, Sr., 78, was born September 23, 1935 in Live Oak, Suwannee County Florida to the late Raymond and Pearl Figgs. A an early age he joined Moses Hall Baptist Church in Live Oak, FL, he later became a member of Falling Creek Missionary Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board. On Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lake City, Florida, Edward heard his Master's voice, answered His call and transitioned into eternal rest.
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Edward graduated from Douglas High School in Live Oak, Florida with the class of 1953, he later joined the United States Army on October 1, 1956 and was honorably discharged on November 1, 1957. He was employed with Schlitz Brewing Company for 17 years, he worked for Occidental/PCS Phosphate Company for 28 years retiring in December 2000. He was a member of Philadelphia Masonic Lodge No. 287 of Free and Accepted Mason, Prince Hall Affiliate of lake City, Florida.
He was married for 51 years to Lillie Jones Figgs. He had four (4) daughters, Alma McKire, Lake City, FL, Lucinda (Reynard) Bennett of Bellville, FL, Miranda (David) McClam of Florence, SC and Tammara Greenidge (Tony) of Tampa, FL and one (1) son Edward Figgs, Jr. of Lake City, FL. One daughter Pamela preceded him in death: four (4) grandchildren, seven (7) great-grandchildren and one (1) great-great-grandchild: two (2) sisters, Helen Allen, Live Oak, FL and Barbara Jean Ward, Ocala, FL: three (3) brother-in-laws Phillip (Vestella) Jones, Joseph and Robert Jones, all of Lake City, FL: five (5) sister-in-laws, Reth Cooks of White Springs, FL, Hattie Kelly of Jacksonville, FL, Sophia Cheeks of Goulds, Fl, Lenora Cooper (Tommy) and Virginia (Carvester) McClain of Lake City, FL: three (3) uncles-in-laws, Charles Dye of Miami, FL, Noah Dye of Orlando, FL and Albert (Ginger) Dye of White Springs, FL. He also leaves to cherish his memories a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Viewing - Friday, November 1, 2013, 6-8:00 PM at Mizell's Funeral Home, 365 NW Washington St., Lake City, Florida.
His homegoing services will be held at 1:00 PM at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alvin Baker, Eulogy by Pastor Alvin Baker.
Arrangements entrusted to MIZELL'S FUNERAL HOME, 365 NW Washington St., Lake City, Florida. (386 752-3166, Rudolph Mizell, L.F.D. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please sign guest register www.mizellfuneralhome.com
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Published in Lake City Reporter on Nov. 1, 2013