In Memory

Denise Williams (Diggins) - Class Of 1985

Denise Williams (Diggins)

1985 LaSalle – Denise (Williams) Diggins

May 20, 1966 - Mar. 25, 2016

SOUTH BEND - On the evening of March 25th, 2016, Elect Lady Denise E. Diggins made her earthly transition from labor to eternity surrounded by her loving family.

Her life legacy has always included nurturing people around her with faith, love, happiness, song and dance. She enjoyed singing, praise dancing, and sewing, and was very talented at them all.

Denise attended J. Kennedy Elementary School, Dickinson Middle School, and was a graduate of LaSalle High School (Class of ‘85).

She served faithfully and diligently alongside her husband, Pastor Charles Diggins, Jr., as the leaders of One Lord One Spirit Outreach in South Bend, IN.

Denise is survived by her devoted and faithful husband of 14 years, Pastor Charles Diggins, Jr.; two sons, Termain D. Williams, Sr. and Emanuel C. Diggins. She is also survived by her mother, Mary Louise Williams-Pruitt of South Bend, IN; sisters, Tanyell Williams of Indianapolis, IN, Benita (Jerry) Jackson of Elkhart, IN, and Tarisha (Moreland) Pruitt-Boyd of Fort Worth, TX. Sisters residing in South Bend, IN, include: Mary (Geary) Locke, Kimberly Williams, Terri Williams, Shalonda (Terrance) Ford, Marcia Williams, Delores Williams, DarShelle Williams, and Denise Pruitt. Brothers, Fred (Samantha) Pruitt, Jr, Corey (Ruby) Williams, Lafayette Williams, Timothy (Liz) Pruitt of Greensboro, NC, Doug Newsome and Garfield Hubbard also survive her along with a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, church members, family and friends that includes a special lifelong friend, Carla Fair.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Williams, Sr., paternal grandmother, LT Newsome, maternal grandparents, Charles and Katie (Phillips) Greene, aunts, Darlene Cosey and Pauline Sells, sister, Michelle Williams, and brother, Michael Williams.

The family offers a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the St. Joseph Reg. Med. Ctr. as well as the Center for Hospice for their professional care and consideration.

Services will be held at Abundant Faith Family Ministries, 833 South 30th St., on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, at 11 am, with viewing one hour prior to the services.

Cobb Funeral Home ( is assisting family with arrangements. - See more at: