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Chequita Lumzy-Wiggins

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(Courier News)
(Home News Tribune)

Chequita Lumzy-Wiggins, 50, of Piscataway, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Columbia, Miss., she was the daughter of Emma Lumzy and the late Rev. Robert L. Lumzy Sr. She formerly resided in New Brunswick. Chequita was the lead singer with the well-known Lumzy Sisters, an internationally known gospel group, which catapulted onto the forefront of the gospel music industry with appearances on nationally syndicated gospel shows, such as Singsation, the Bobby Jones Show and others. Over the years, Chequita received numerous awards as Female Lead Vocalist of the Year eight times and the Lumzy Sisters have been recognized as one of America's Top Female Groups. She was also co-pastor of the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, Suffolk, Va.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. A. Eugene "Zack" Wiggins; one daughter, Lititia "Chenae" Lumzy; her mother, Emma L. Lumzy; a grandson, Jevon O'Neal; and eight siblings, Fannie Holmes, Claudette Smith, Rev. Brenda Hicks, Doris Bellamy, Dolores Lumzy, Evelyn Saucer, Robert Jr. and Earnie Lumzy.
On Sunday, Nov. 1, visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 150 Throop Ave., New Brunswick, followed by a memorial concert in her honor at 5 p.m. at the church. On Monday, Nov. 2, visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the 1st Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, 771 Somerset St., Somerset. Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Service, New Brunswick.

Published in Courier News & Home News Tribune on Oct. 30, 2009