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Mrs. Anita Mae Diggs LeGrand, 74, daughter of the late J. Hazel and Ida Mae Diggs was born September 8, 1946 in Anson County, North Carolina and departed this life peacefully on October 2, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina.
She was united in matrimony to her late husband, William Thomas LeGrand, on February 22, 1963. To this union, three children were born.
Anita attended Anson County Schools. Her various jobs included Whites Poultry, Clark equipment and the home health care field where she was working when she retired. As a young girl she attended Centenary A.M.E. Zion Church. After marriage, she joined New Diggs A.M.E. Zion Church where she accepted Christ and loved singing his praises on the choir and served as Minister of Kindness. She was the primary caregiver for her parents prior to their death while also taking care of her daughter Patricia and while she worked as a home care provider in Richmond County. Anita was known for her sweet and humble spirit always putting others before herself. She was a devoted wife and mother and had a great love for cooking and her family.
Left to cherish her memories are: three children, Patricia Ann LeGrand (Mook) of the home; Shirley Madden (Raymond) of Columbia, South Carolina and William Thomas LeGrand, Jr. (Bug) of Monroe, North Carolina; three brothers, James Diggs (Brenda) of Winston Salem, North Carolina, Joseph Diggs (Laura) of Columbia, South Carolina and Edward Diggs (Patricia) of Kileen, Texas; two sisters, Sally Gibson (Willie of Columbus, Ohio and Linda Tillman of Charlotte, North Carolina; two brothers-in-law, Clarence LeGrand (Patricia) and Merle LeGrand (Etta), both of Rockingham, North Carolina; one sister-in-law, Nettie Graham, of Rockingham, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Tashara LeGrand, Leshaundra LeGrand, Keyona LeGrand, all of Greensboro, North Carolina and Jeremiah Thomas Madden (Ashleigh) Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
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