John W. Darden Jr.
John W. Darden Jr., 65, of Waycross, died Thursday morning (April 21, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Lottie Mae Shackleton
Lottie Mae Shackleton, 94, died Wednesday night (April 20, 2016) at Satilla Care Center in Waycross after an extended illness.
Visitation will be held today from 6 until 8 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home Edgewood Chapel, 729 South Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, Fla.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Rasheed Amin Wiggins
Rasheed Amin Wiggins, 39, loving husband, son, brother and friend, passed away Saturday (April 16, 2016) in Orlando, Fla.
A visitation will be held today from 5 until 7 p.m. at Baxley Funeral Home in Baxley.
The funeral will be held Saturday at the Fine Arts Center at Appling County High School, 482 Blackshear Highway in Baxley.
The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. The funeral is set for noon.
Interment will follow at Old Field Memorial Gardens. The family will host a repast at Robinson’s Place, 1369 Ten Mile Road in Baxley.
Born in Belleville, N.J., March 24, 1977, he was the youngest of three children born to Ronald and Mary Wiggins. He was raised in Newark and Maplewood, N.J. He was an active member of Wells Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Newark (Bishop Chandler D. Owens/Bishop Hersey Taylor), where he accepted Christ as his personal savior at a young age.
He attended Chad School and St. Lucy’s Elementary School. He later attended St. Benedict’s Preparatory High School in Newark. His father and caring coaches nurtured his athletic gifts. Through hard work and dedication, the warrior earned numerous accolades while on the school’s fencing team and as a member of the Metro National Karate team.
He was also an esteemed member of Shakil’s School of Martial Arts Karate Organization, Inc. As an adult, he began boxing and won both the local Golden Glove Championship in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Dynamic Fighting Championship in Orlando.
He valued education. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Duke University. He later earned his master of business administration degree (MBA) from Duke’s prestigious Fuqua School of Business. He was a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
After college, he followed his heart and became an entrepreneur. He co-founded AdRelief, a digital advertising agency. The marketing professional went on to build a strong career through positions at several Fortune 500 companies in Chicago, Cincinnati and Orlando.
He worked on a variety of brands, increasing their digital, social and general performance. He relocated to Orlando three years ago, accepting a position at Darden Restaurants, parent company of international casual dining chains Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, the Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House. While living in Central Florida, he and his wife attended Orlando World Outreach Center Church.
He will be remembered for his affable personality, strong faith in God, warm smile, courageous ambition and incredible strength. He loved being with family and friends, and would give his all to help anyone in need. He brought light into the lives of everyone he met.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Kimberly Nicole Holmes Wiggins; and their 4-year-old pound puppy, Lola Mae; his father, Ronald Wiggins; and mother, Mary E. (Solomon) Wiggins, both of Maplewood, N.J.; brother, Kenya Wiggins (Jeanetta Wiggins) and their children Justin, Kiana, Layla and Michael; and sister, Aliya Wiggins; his father-in-law, Calvin Holmes, and mother-in-law, Helen Mitchell Holmes; sister-in-law, Karima Holmes; and brother-in-law, Cale Holmes.
He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, god-siblings and dear friends. Special thanks is tended to Mr. Leon and Mrs. Elvira Russell and Dr. Esco and Mrs. Ora Hall.
He kept the scriptures close to his heart, with these two at the top of his list: Philippians 4:8 and Romans 8:28.
Baxley Funeral Home, of Baxley, is serving the family.
Sadie Mae Stewart
A celebration of life service for Sadie Mae Stewart, 87, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 901 Ossie Davis Parkway, with the church pastor, the Rev. Jackie Hooper, offering words of comfort.
Interment will be in Hoboken City Cemetery.
Public visitation will be held this evening from 5 to 7 at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. to the hour of service.
She was born May 11, 1928 in Hoboken to the late James Morris Cobb Sr. and Trudy Williams Cobb.
She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. She was a homemaker and an amazing caregiver to many. There was never a person or time that someone was in need that she did not assist them. She was devoted to her sister, Mabel, and her family. She was dependable, loving and firm in her opinion of how to raise children and to get things gone.
She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Jimmie Stewart who died in 1998.
She departed this life on Monday (April 18, 2016) after an illness. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James Morris Cobb Jr., Claudia Cobb and Hazel Cobb Sr.
Those left to cherish her memory include a sister, Mabel Cobb Lemon; a sister-in-law, Dell Mae Cobb; nephews, Charles Cobb (Joanne), Bonnie Cobb, Hazel Cobb Jr. (wife, Vanessa), James Morris Cobb III, Claude Cobb (Lundi) and Daniel Freddie Jackson Jr.; nieces, Jeanette Cobb, Beverly Reese, Jacquelyn Legrear (Harold) and Sharon Drake (Zebede); an adopted son and daughter-in-law, Zipporah Coffee Sr. and Genneth Coffee; adopted grandchildren, Zipporah Coffee Jr., Mistty Coffee and Kristin Coffee; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at her sister’s residence, Mabel C. Lemon, 1409 Bunche St.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Fluker Funeral Home.