Marquis "LIPS" Jermaine Diggs

January 5, 1983 ~ December 3, 2020 (age 37)


Marquis Jermaine Diggs 

Marquis Jermaine Diggs aka (Lips) was born January 5,1983 in Jersey City, NJ to Lynette (Tracy) Diggs and Benjamin Jones. On Thursday December 4, 2020 he transitioned from this like to everlasting life in glory. 

Marquis received his education in Jersey City Public School system. He attended P.S. #12 and graduated from Ferris High School. He was always interested in sports, as a small child he played in the little league baseball team. Marquis was also a dedicated Cowboys fan just like his grandmother. He worked at Big Lot’s and Hello Fresh. 

Marquis was a devoted father, son, brother, and friend. He had a big personality and enjoyed cracking jokes on people. He could put a smile on anyone’s face and could definitely make you laugh. You had to have thick skin because he was a jokester. He often traveled and he loved road trips. He was very family oriented. 

Marquis is preceded on his journey to glory by his grandmother Lidia Diggs, great grand parents Marjorie Carter & Powell See Price, two great uncles Powell (Jerry) Price, and Ronald (Sonny) Price. 

Marquis leave to cherish his precious memories: his son Marquis Diggs, his parents Lynette & Benjamin, his sister Shanelle; aunts Direne, Jacquelyn; his uncle Kevin; his first cousins Gordon, Tyrone, Razel, Ashleigh, Destiny, Tiffany, Raven, Raya, & Journey; his nephew Daijon. Closest friends Lisa, Alimin, Brandon, Yaya, Marquis, & Corey. As well as a host of cousins and friends who will miss him. 

We Had Him - Maya Angelo 

Beloveds, now we know that we know nothing 

Now that our bright and shining star can slip away from our fingertips like a puff of summer wind 

Without notice, our dear love can escape our doting embrace 

Sing our songs among the stars and and walk our dances across the face of the moon 

In the instant we learn that Marquis is gone we know nothing 

No clocks can tell our time and no oceans can rush our tides 

With the abrupt absence of our treasure 

Though we our many, each of us is achingly alone 

Piercingly alone 

Only when we confess our confusion can we remember that he was a gift to us and we did have him 


He came to us from the Creator, trailing creativity in abundance 

Despite the anguish of life he was sheathed in mother love and family love and survived and did more than that 


He thrived with passion and compassion, humor and style 

We had him 

Whether we knew who he was or did not know, he was ours and we were his 

We had him 


Due to COVID-19 the repast will be private.

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December 11, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Heavenly Temple Church Of God In Christ
15 Martin Luther King Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Celebration of Life
December 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Heavenly Temple Church Of God In Christ
15 Martin Luther King Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305

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