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GLORIA JEAN RAMSEY DIGGS was the fourth of nine children born to the late Willie and Eliza Benbow Ramsey on May 23, 1945 in Sumter County, South Carolina.

Jean, as she was called by family and close friends, went to be with the Lord on August 29, 2018. The Lord called and she answered Him.

She was employed for many years at MCCS (Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort, SC) in the accounting department. In 2007 she retired and could hardly wait to be outdoors. Planting a garden, grooming her MANY flowers, making sure the deer didn’t eat her roses, having a maintained yard, cooking for the family especially during the holidays, and telling stories about growing up in the ‘Sandhill’ brought her and family so much pleasure and laughter.

As her health started to decline she required more assistance with the flowers BUT you had to do it EXACTLY as she told you. That’s MOM: A loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Willie Ramsey, Elizabeth “Betty” Ramsey, Robert Marvin Ramsey, Eliza “Toot” Grant, Freddie Ramsey, Dorothy Ann Ramsey, and Matthew Charles Ramsey; are brothers and sisters who preceded her in death.

Left to cherish her memories are her loving children Wanda, Eric, and Dwayne Diggs; two grandsons, Eric Diggs III, and Devin Diggs; one brother, Richard C. Ramsey, Sr.; nephew (like a son), Michael T. Ramsey; great-granddaughter, Khilynn Diggs; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and special friends. And of course, her dog Manley.

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  1. Wendy Branch says:

    No words Aunt Jean….just love.

  2. Hope DIggs says:

    Rest, in His arms.

  3. Dionne Cade says:

    Words can’t express how sad i am to hear about the loss of my son’s grandmother (my mother-in-law). I will always remember all the things she did for my sons and the unconditional love she had for them. She was their “gramps” and they were her “fruit” and “dump”. Not only did she love her grandsons dearly, she found new love for her great-grand daughter, Khilynn.

    I am so thankful for the time i was able to spend with her and will forever hold a special place in my heart for her. Love always, Dionne


    Sorry to hear of the passing of Gloria, she was a friend and co-worker for many years. I will forever remember the time and memories we shared, of our children and grandchildren. My prayers are with you all. Rest In peace.

  5. Yvette Johnson says:

    Prayers and Heartfelt Condolences…

    Johnson & Mixon Family

  6. Leigh Aiken says:

    Gloria was my classmate and best friend, in high school she Jannie Gadsen and I were inseparable.
    It hurts so bad to hear of her passing, I pray for her family and know that she is no longer in pain. She always made me laugh, I will remember her through all our laughing times and not the losses. She was beautiful in and out, she was a special person!

  7. Carmen Alexander says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of “Momma Diggs”. My prayers are with the family, especially Wanda, Eric, and Dwayne.

  8. Nefew bobo says:

    Love you auntie

  9. Mary Mitchell Wells says:

    Our sincere condolences go to the Diggs family for the loss of their wonderful mother, Gloria. We were truly saddened to learn of her passing. Prayers of comfort to Eric, Wanda, Dwayne and the entire family.

    Mary Mitchell Wells and The Mitchell family
    Beaufort, SC and Columbia, SC

  10. Stanley and Cynthia Hayes says:

    Our prayers are with your family. You have our deepest sympathy!

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