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Louise W. Diggs

Memorial for Louise W. Diggs

Born in Wharton, Texas on Oct. 7, 1926
Departed on Oct. 17, 2011 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
09:00 am - 7:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011
2:00 pm
Cemetery: Cook Walden Capital Parks
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What a joy it was in Wharton, Texas that day, October 7, 1926, when the late Mr. Neslee Perkins, Sr. and his wife the late Mrs. Janie Hendon- Perkins brought home their first baby girl. They named her Louise Wynell Perkins. They again, as they had done with their older child, begin raising her up in the love, fear and admonition of the Lord. So as a young child, nine years old, Louise yielded to the Spirit of the Lord, placed her faith and hope in Jesus, was baptized and united with the St. James Baptist Church, under the late Rev. A. Johnson as Pastor. She began to exemplify her Spiritual gifts in the Music/Servant Ministry by singing and playing for the youth choir.

Louise recognized her calling for Servant hood even more as a young lady; therefore, after graduating from Wharton public school, she decided to pursue an accomplished career as a licensed cosmetologist.

Educational Accomplishments:
School of Cosmetology – Wharton, Texas
Franklin Beauty College – Houston, Texas
Taylor Beauty College – Waco, Texas
Austin Beauty College – Austin, Texas
Austin Community College - Sociology Study - Austin, Texas
In 1974 Louise became employed as a Licensed Cosmetologist with the Salon of Beauty until she retired in 1994.

In 1946 Louise married Mr. Dennis Diggs. To this union five children were born - Jacqueline Faye, Jerry Louis, Patricia Anne, Mary Louise and Ricci Delane.

In 1947 they moved to Austin, Texas. In moving to Austin, in 1948, Mr. Dennis Diggs and Mrs. Louise Diggs united with the Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, under the Pastorship of the late Rev. E.L. Lee. She remained a member until her death. Louise served in several capacities at the Pilgrim Rest Church.

Church Affiliations:
Member of the Sanctuary Choir
Former President of Sanctuary Choir (9 years)
Former President of Ruth Circle
Assistant Secretary of Pilgrim Rest Church
Assistant Re-Cording Secretary Sr. Mission Department
Secretary of Building Fund of Pilgrim Rest Church
Member of Providence District Women Association
Former President of President's Council of the District Women Association
Served as Chairperson of "many" church and auxiliaries of Pilgrim Rest Church

Louise also served well in her community.
Community Affiliations:
Assistant Recorder – Austin Zeta Amicae
Former President – Austin Zeta Amicae
Worthy Matron- Rose of Sharon Order of Eastern Star - Chapter #5
Grand Worthy Matron - Daughters of Spinx
Former Recorder - Daughters of Spinx
Former President - Oaklawn Neighborhood Association
Volunteer - Conley- Guerrero Neighborhood Community Center
L.M. Hall Court of Amarauta #102- Syria Court
Most Worshipful – St. Joseph Grand Lodge A.F and A.M.
Volunteer- City of Austin People's Forum
Volunteer - City of Austin Parks and Recreation

Louise served faithfully until she could go no longer. She always would say the words of one of her favorite scriptures: "I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work"- John 9:4. She departed her earthly tabernacle on October 17, 2011 to be at rest with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Louise was preceded in death by:
Neslee Perkins, Sr. – Father
Janie Hendon - Perkins – Mother
Neslee 'NL' Perkins, Jr. – Brother
Tameicka Diggs – Grand-daughter
Elbert Perkins – Brother
Mary Lee Perkins-Williams – Sister
Luther Perkins – Brother
Jacqueline Diggs-Cook – Daughter

To cherish her "Precious Memories" she leaves:
Sons: Jerry Louis Diggs & Ricci Delane Diggs
Daughters: Patricia (Patt) Diggs-Jackson (Edward) & Mary Louise Diggs; 10 Grand-Children, 5 Great-Grand Children, 3 Nieces and a Nephew, and a host of other relatives and friends.


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