Dorether Steward Wiggins

Published 10:17 pm Monday, August 19, 2013

Dorether Steward Wiggins, 89, of 605 Matthews Court, Suffolk, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at her residence.

She was a native of Suffolk and the daughter of the late William Steward and Dora Copeland Steward. She was preceded in death by her husband, Solomon Wiggins; sister, Therese Steward; and brother, Leroy Steward.

She attended Suffolk Public Schools. She worked at Planters Peanut Company and Mitchell and Snyder garment factory in New York City. She was a devoted housewife.

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She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Jerry Steward, Leroy Cherry (Bernice), of Suffolk, and James Rahmings, of New York, N.Y.; three daughters, Dora Lee Steward (Fred), Rosa B. Steward (Clint), of Suffolk, and Deborah Rahmings, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; devoted friend, Dorothy Riddick; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in the chapel of Crocker Funeral Home officiated by Suffragan Bishop Madison Copeland. Entombment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.