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Jessie Lee Marsh Diggs, 99, of James Store, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. She was born on Oct. 1, 1923, in Siler City, North Carolina, to the late Theodore and Grace Marsh.

As a young girl she gave her life to Christ and became a member of the Rising Valley Baptist Church.

Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Diggs; five sisters, Frances, Murphy, Annie, Bertha, and Corarine, and two brothers, Charles and Melvin.

She is survived by her three daughters, Lee Nora Rice (Joseph Sr.), Felecia Diana Diggs, and Wanda Carter (Gregory); her grandchildren, Paula McKeller (Charles), Joseph Rice Jr. (LaTarsha), Richard Edward Rice, Lisa Rice, Chris Carter (Brianna), and Candace Matos (José); 16 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Lawrence Marsh; a special aunt, Hattie Hill of New York (112 years old); and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A viewing will be held at Forrest Brothers Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, from 4-6 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul Baptist Church on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at 1 p.m. Masks will be required. Interment will be held in the Rising Valley Baptist Church cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Forrest Brothers Funeral Home, Hudgins.