Blanche Agnes (Diggs) Giles, 88, of Waynesboro, completed her journey on this earth June 7, 2021 at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia.
She was born February 20, 1933 in Afton, Virginia to Charlie Samuel Diggs and Mealie Frances (Awkward) Diggs.
Blanche attended school in Nelson County. She was employed as an assembly worker at Virginia Panel in Waynesboro until her retirement in 1998 and was an active member with her sisters, of CDDs (Charlie Diggs’ Daughters) gospel choir in Avon.
Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Pierce Winston Giles, Sr., son, Charles William Giles and Step-grandson, Michael Johnson; brothers, Lynnwood Awkward, Virgil Diggs, Paul Diggs and Charlie Diggs, Jr.; sisters, Elenora Diggs, Mary Dillard, Beulah Clark, Cora Strother and Vivian Moore.
Blanche is survived by her son, Pierce Winston Giles, Jr. and his spouse, Patricia of Staunton, Virginia; daughter-in-law, Cathy Giles and her deceased husband, Charles William Giles of Staunton; brother, Sidney Diggs; sisters, Fannie Wells and her deceased husband, Randolph, Ruby Dillard and her deceased husband, Joe, Bernice Jackson and her husband, Alvin and Allene Jackson and her husband, John, all of Waynesboro, Virginia.
She will be remembered by her step-grandchildren, Jonathan Darcus and Gerald Johnson and his wife, Charlotte; step-great grandchildren, Jasmine and Amber Johnson, along with a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Charlton and Groome Funeral Home, 619 Lifecore Drive, Fishersville, Virginia 22939.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00am on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Union Baptist Church, 783 Avon Road, Afton, Virginia.
Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions, in memory of Mrs. Giles, to Union Baptist Church.
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