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(Ret) MSgt. Rufus McKinely Wiggins

(July 5, 1941 – June 10, 2017)

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Viewing Location: Leevy's Funeral Home, 1831 Taylor Street
Viewing Date and Time: Thursday, 06/15/2017,2:00 p.m.
Funeral Location: Chappelle Memorial A.M.E. Church
Funeral Date and Time: Friday, 06/16/2017,12 noon
Interment Location: Fort Jackson National Cemetery

Funeral services for MSgt. (Ret.) Rufus McKinley Wiggins will be held Friday 12 noon (viewing 11:00 a.m.) at the Chappelle Memorial A.M.E. Church. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Thursday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

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Dear family, you have my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Rufus. Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18) feels for you in your pain (Psalms 55:22). He has given a loving promise to eliminate the enemy death forever (Revelation 21:3,4). As you read this scripture, may you find much comfort in this promise. Sincerely, Amy Edwards

Amy Edwards of
Posted on: 2017-06-19 11:18:01

To The Family of Mr. Rufus, The death of a love One is very painful, however it is part of all our lives, no matter who we are all of mankind has felt the pain of death. Take comfort our Creator Jehovah God ( Psalm 83 : 18 ), has promise to eliminate death forever, Isaiah 25 : 8. Then Jesus ' words at John 5 : 28, 29, Acts 24 : 15 and Revelation 21 : 4, will be fulfilled. These verses tells us that our love Ones will come back by means of the resurrection, we can believe this because God cannot lie, Titus 1 : 2. For more comforting and encouraging scriptures on the resurrection, please go to our website at www.jw.org for more information.

M Jones of Louisiana
Posted on: 2017-06-18 01:52:42

We are saddened to learn of Brother Wiggins transition from us and especially from his family here on earth. In your sorrow we pray that that Mrs. Wiggins and the Wiggins family will find some peace in knowing that Brother Wiggins' absence from this earth evidences his presence with our Lord. For indeed Brother Wiggins did not hesitate to acknowledge Jesus as his Lord and savior. We know Brother Wiggins from his works at Brookins Faith Temple AME Church in Lanham, MD. For example, we remember that Brother Wiggins was instrumental in ensuring the continuity of Church School due to the absence of our Supertendent and his love for the BFT family. Brother wiggins will be missed here on this earth. However, please remember that you will see him again in all of his perfection (without sickness). Again, our condolences to the Wiggins family.

Dorothy and Ayo Awosika of Lanham, MD
Posted on: 2017-06-15 21:37:30

My condolences to the family for the passing of your loved one. May you find comfort in God's promise to soon undo death by means of an earthly resurrection (Rev. 21:4; John 5:28,29).

Anne of Kingstree, SC
Posted on: 2017-06-14 20:44:32

Our condolences to you dear family. Our prayers are with you as you face this so solemn time. We pray for peace and sunshine for each of you ,once again in your lives in due time. Missing Mr Wiggins yet surely not as much as you Surely not as much as you

Martha and Dwight Mosby of Columbia SC 29209
Posted on: 2017-06-14 16:37:10

Please accept my condolences during this time of distress. While it is indeed sad that you are mourning the loss of your dear Rufus, it saddens God more. In the days ahead, you will continue to reflect on his seemingly small, yet precious memories. This is occurs especially when we experience the loss of someone loved. However, take confidence in knowing that just as you have memories, almighty God remembers too. The difference is, God can and will restore perfect life to those in His memory as explained in the faith strengthening video ** vimeo.com/203513162

Danny Fenley of
Posted on: 2017-06-14 12:20:29

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

M Jones of New Bern, NC
Posted on: 2017-06-13 16:21:03

Please accept my condolences. Our loving God has given us the Bible for comfort. It offers a real hope of being reunited with our loved ones. Acts 24:15 assures us that "there is going to be a resurrection." John 5:28-29 speaks about "the hour coming in which All those in the Memorial Tombs will hear his (Jesus) voice and come out. (Isaiah 25:8) He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. . Rev 21:4  And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Sammi of
Posted on: 2017-06-13 13:38:39

My condolences in the loss of your loved one. I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The pain of grief we feel when our loved ones die can sometimes be unbearable. The comforting words from our heavenly father Jehovah found at Isaiah 25:8; He (God) will swallow up death forever. And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe the tears from all faces, and Psalm 34:18; Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit, will help you to cope with the grief and sadness now and in the days ahead.

J/C/ of
Posted on: 2017-06-13 12:04:41

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