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Rites Held For Louis O. Biggers, Sr.

 Mr. Louis O. Biggers, Sr., 67 years old, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his children on Sunday, October 25, 2015. He is survived by his five children:  Carrollynn (James) Brown and Louis Jr. (Amy) Biggers both of Folsom, California, Kimberly (Anthony) Thompson of Bowie, Maryland, Frederické (Clayton) Stewart of Mount Airy, Maryland,  and Alexander (Dawnita) Biggers of Ashland, Virginia; thirteen grandchildren: Chrie (Andre) Orejel, Marleisha, Alexandria “Jy”, Caleb, Katelynn, Micah, Chelsye, Gabriel, Nia, Isaiah, Elijah, Alexander “PJ” Jr. and Victor; five great-grandchildren – Dakota “Dre”, Khalil, Zomari, Allie and Jeremiah, siblings:  Helen McLeod, Mary Brown, Callie Biggers, Samuel Biggers, Annie Foster, Joyce Smithson, and Beatrice Jackson, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife Florene M. Biggers, and his siblings:  Frances Williams, Allie Biggers, Jr., and Pattie Mae Boise.

Louis Otto Biggers was born on April 23, 1948, in Lunenburg County.  He was the ninth of eleven children born to the late Allie Love and Ellen Matthew Stokes Biggers.  Louis graduated from Lunenburg County Public School and attended Southside Virginia Community College. He was united in marriage to Florene M. Jones on April 20, 1968, and they lived in Germany several years before returning to Lunenburg County. She proceeded him in death on March 24, 2012. He joined the U. S. Army in May 1968. He completed a tour in Viet Nam and was honorably retired from the Army in 1974, Louis was a decorated soldier, where he received several medals and service awards.

 Louis held several jobs, many of which involved driving.  He worked as a truck driver at J. R. Tharpe Trucking Company and after retiring in 2012, travelled across country and abroad.  He enjoyed driving, working on cars and loved listening to old school music.  His interests included playing cards, and watching NFL football; his favorite team was the New Orleans Saints.  He also enjoyed cruising with his children and spending time with his family.  In his later years, he enjoyed a wonderful friendship with Jerdeana Foster.

Even when he was given the diagnosis of a terminal illness, he continued to give his time, energy and resources to others.  Through his generosity, he has touched the lives of many people – young and old – and has been a role model of what servitude, compassion and love really look like.  In true “He-man” fashion, he battled his illness with dignity and grace.  Even in his last hours, he maintained a positive attitude.

While we will always miss him, we rejoice because we know Louis accepted Jesus Christ, selflessly served others and is now in the presence of his Savior and Lord.

Cherished memories of him are an inspiration and provide an exemplary legacy of love—serving and giving.

Truly, we are grateful for the time we’ve had with him.

His home-going was celebrated on Saturday, October 31, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Victoria, Virginia with Rev. Wendell Brown, Pastor. Interment was in the church cemetery.

S.P. Jones and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.