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Joe W. Wiggins, 81, of St. Augustine, FL was born on Tuesday, June 14, 1938 to Theodore and Maebell Wiggins, the thirteenth of fifteen children that was born in Denmark, South Carolina.  He spent most of his adolescent years in South Carolina and subsequently relocated to Hastings, FL in October of 1965.  Joe enjoyed a life of hard work and commitment to his family and the community.  As a younger man, he worked with many of the local vegetable farmers here in Hastings, became a supervisor and Farm Labor Contractor with his sister, the late Donetia Fortson. He was a member of Sturwell Mason Lodge 348.   Mr. Wiggins later married Nobilee Wiggins of Hastings where they spent their life of 22 years together until her passing.  On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Uncle Joe transitioned to be with the Lord.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in eternal rest by his wife, Nobilee Wiggins. 

Joe Wiggins was the last surviving child of Theodore and Maebell Wiggins; he leaves behind his nephews, Robert Williams of Clarksburg, MD, Everett Williams of Palm Coast, FL, Earnest Fortson, Jr., of Atlanta, GA, Corey Fortson of Hastings, FL, Gerald Wiggins of Hastings, FL, Adorn and Avon Mackey of Allentown, PA; niece, Aroa Fortson of Hastings, FL;  brother-in-law, Earnest Fortson of Hastings, FL, host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

The graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2019 in Pattersonville Cemetery, East Palatka, FL.  Pastor Christopher T. Coleman of Harvest Time Evangelistic Ministry, eulogist.

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  • Saturday, August 17, 2019
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