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Mr. Chester David Diggs, III was born on October 29, 1954 to Chester David Diggs, Jr. and the late Lillian Portee Diggs in High Point, NC. Chester was affectionately called “Lump” by his family and friends. Lump answered the call of his Heavenly Father on April 25, 2019 following a brief illness. 

Lump was the first of five children born to Chester and Lillian.  He was a 1972 graduate of Andrews High School in High Point, NC.  After High School, Lump attended NC A&T University.

Lump was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Portee Diggs, his brother, Clifford Wayne Diggs, his paternal grandparents, Chester Davis Diggs, Sr. and Tressie Funderburk Diggs, and maternal grandparents, Milton L. Portee and Lillie Smith Portee. 

He leaves to cherish his memory, his father, Chester David Diggs, Jr. of High Point, NC; two brothers, Carlton Tyrone Diggs of High Point, NC and Christopher Leon Diggs of Kernersville, NC; one sister, Andrienne’ Diggs Blue of Thomasville, NC; one uncle, Otis (Kay) Diggs of Washington, DC; three aunts, Daisy Withers of Silver Spring, MD, Katherine Haynes of High Point, NC, and Helen Prisby of Youngstown, OH; four nephews, Jacob Blue of Thomasville, NC, Daniel Diggs, Ryland Diggs, and Gabriel Diggs of Kernersville, NC; two nieces, Brittany Blue and Victoria Blue of Charlotte, NC; one great-nephew, Noah Blue of Charlotte, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:0 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.


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  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    so fondly remember the Diggs boys, always well mannered and respectful. Rest in peace Chester
    ~ Sandra Watts Austin   high point,n.c., NC
  • Friday, May 10, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Nahum 1:7 which reads: ”Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez