January 29, 2019
The Unity Mortuary of Anderson announce that family and friends will gather 12 noon Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to celebrate the life of Charles E. Bigby at Mount Olive Baptist Church 8775 Mount Olive Ave. Glen Allen, VA with interment to follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens 13389 Mountain Rd. Glen Allen, VA. Charles E. Bigby, 67, of Glen Allen, passed away January 29, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of Henrietta Jones Bigby and the late Matthew Bigby. Charles attended St. Paul’s College on a football scholarship and met the love of his life, Carolyn Diggs, whom he married in 1974. They settled in Richmond, VA where he started his career at DuPont, holding numerous managerial positions including the start-up of the Kevlar Plant, Operations and Environmental Manager. Charles worked diligently on DuPont’s Waste Reduction Initiative for which he was awarded the 2011 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award. He was also very active in the community, coaching Chamberlayne Little League football and baseball. Charles was known for baking the best sweet potato pies. He was also an avid golfer, loved to watch Westerns and attending University of Virginia football games. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of forty-four years, Carolyn Diggs Bigby; daughter, Kristina D. Bigby;son, Charles M. Bigby; devoted grandson, Matthew P. Bigby; two granddaughters, Decir and Destiny Bevan; mother, Henrietta Jones Bigby; eleven siblings, Willie J. Bigby (Mattie), Theo Bigby (JoAnn), Rosa B. Johnson (Wilbert), Calvin Bigby (Helen), Birdie Clinkscales (Franklin), Mary Johnson (Jessie), David Bigby, Robert Bigby (Debbie), Theresa Bigby, Michael Bigby (Vannette) and Patricia Ward (Neal); two aunts, Eva Mae Aikins and Ethel Jones; sister-in-law, LaRue Bigby and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Matthew Bigby; four brothers, Odell Bigby, Mackie Bigby, Ralph Bigby and Donnie Bigby.
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