Mr. Irvin James Biggs
Mr. Irvin James Biggs was born in Monroe County, AL, on June 14, 1934, to Charlie Biggs and Lucinda Clausell Biggs. He was one of several loved children born to this union. He saw that he should be led by the Lord and accepted Christ as his personal Savior. Throughout his lifetime, he tried to walk the life of a Christian, serving with a helpful spirit for all. He was an active member of the Amity Missionary Baptist Church, where he sang in the Male Chorus and was a diligent Deacon.
Irvin was educated in the public schools of Monroe County. He attended the Monroe County Training School and ultimate graduated from J. F. Shields High School. He enlisted into the United States Army. With valor, he served a grateful nation. After the service he returned home and went to work for Vanity Fair Textile Mills as a machine operator and part-time at Jones Unity Funeral Home. He met and married Atlean Burns Biggs and the two brought forth a beautiful family. Irvin enjoyed the simplicities of life: a healthy and loving relationship with family, friends and his Faith. He found joy in helping others and did so, whenever the need was there. Irvin would often take others to appointments and to the grocery store, counting it all joy, to be able to do for others.
In the early evening hours of June 8, 2020, while in the Mobile Infirmary, he traded life on earth for rest in the Master’s Kingdom. From labor to reward, he was met by his parents, one daughter: Janet L. Brantley; one grandson: Joseph Lindsey and his siblings: Bessie Lee Franklin, Sallie Agnus, Maude Thompson, Flora Biggs, Jane Biggs, Addie Baldwin, Lucy McIntyre, John Biggs and Moses Biggs.
Irvin James Biggs leaves many to cherish his memory, including his devoted and loving wife of 56 years: Atlean Biggs of Peterman, AL; one daughter: Deirdra (Derek) Spears of Peterman, AL; three sons: James F. (Wendell) Biggs of Peterman, AL, James P. Stallworth also of Peterman, AL, and Clinton (Annie) Odoms of Beatrice, AL; one adopted grandson: Kelvin Kyles; three devoted grandchildren: Jeremy Biggs, Tre’Shawn Howard and Ryan Betts; two devoted great grandchildren: LaHayven Kyles and Kyler Kyles; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Carrie Biggs of Monroeville, AL; Fannie (Walter) Odom and Retha Clemons all of Flint, MI; seven brothers-in-law: AJ (Mary) Burns of Washington, DC, Arthur (Dorothy) Burns, Floyd (Dorothy) Burns, Robert (Hattie) Burns, Willie (Loretta) Burns, and Bill Burns all of Flint, MI and Curtis (Marilyn) Burns of Peterman, AL; one son-in-law: Curtis Brandley of Eupora, MS; two devoted friends Marvin Dailey, Sr. and Ervin Booker with a host of other loved relatives, a loving church family and many friends.
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