OBITUARY

Dewayne Lewis Biggs

May 16, 1978April 6, 2021
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Dewayne Lewis Biggs, age 42, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Dewayne was born Monday, May 16, 1978 in Nashville, Tennessee and is preceded in death by his father, Darryl Biggs.

Dewayne is survived by his wife of 5 years, Isabel Williams Biggs; mother, Belinda DeAngelo; step-father, Guy DeAngelo; brothers, Darryl W. Biggs, Daniel Clay Biggs; niece, Anna Biggs; nephew, Alexander Biggs; mother-in-law, Julian Williams; sister-in-law, Joyce Williams-Cenali and Lisseth Cenali.

A celebration of Life will be conducted 2:00 Saturday, April10, 2021 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Hamm officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will gather to remember Dewayne at a visitation Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 1:00 until 2:00 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Pike Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072

Our beloved Dewayne Lewis Biggs was the most precious, sweet, loving, and selfless wonderful man. He was a precious Godly husband to his devoted wife and soul mate, Isabel Williams Biggs, that he shared these past 5 and a half blissful years with. Their home, which included a fur baby rescue dog name Maribou, was filled with laughter, joy and unconditional agape love.

Utmost, Dewayne together with his wife, lived in a home filled with God’s Presence. He always sought God’s Kingdom first in his life. Jesus was ever his first priority and his wife was his next. He prayed and supported his wife Isabel faithfully, tirelessly and devoted himself to her completely. He eagerly and whole-heartedly honored Christ’s command for husbands to love their wives as Christ loved His church and laid down His life for her.

Through all the difficult health struggles of his own these past years, and through the health struggles of his wife, he loved excellently, with patient long-suffering and taught his wife what sacrificial love really looks like. She will forever be grateful for the gift God gave her in allowing her to be in covenant marriage with him, even though it was only for a little over five years. It was the happiest years of both of their lives. Isabel plans to live out the indelible legacy of service and devotion to Jesus that Dewayne imprinted on her life and modeled for her.

Anyone who knew Dewayne these past years would say that his love for God was powerful, real, and precious. He lived by strong conviction and faith in Christ, integrity, Godly character, and was passionate about seeing souls saved and redeemed by Jesus. He was also a fierce defender of the truth and of the Gospel and desired to see the Church whole and worshipping God in Spirit and truth.

As a child, he loved reading and science. He was always an avid reader, a brilliant student, and at one time worked in electronics and technology and had been the valedictorian of his graduating class from technical college. In his teenage years and twenties he excelled in martial arts and teaching martial arts. He was an excellent and trusted retail manager at one time and had a dynamic and creative mind able to tackle complex problems and come up with solutions.

In the last decade he got radically saved by Jesus and became a proficient student of the Word of God, which he cherished. He read through the Bible several times and had a vast knowledge of the Hebraic festivals, traditions, and was a lover of Israel and Jewish and Christian Church history. He spoke and read German, which he studied for many years in his youth and was excitedly learning Hebrew and Greek before he passed away so suddenly. He was also fascinated with science and learning anything and everything he could about God’s amazing creation. He would have been a professional student if he could have been.

He had been enthusiastically studying theological studies this past year in preparation to go to Seminary. It was awesome to see him excited and enthusiastic every day as he spent his last year doing what he loved to do. He was a gifted teacher of the Word of God, and helped his wife through much theological confusion and was unwavering in His loyalty to God’s Word. We are so sad we won’t get to see him step into the role of a Pastor in this life, which was his heart’s desire. He and His wife had planned on starting a church at some point, but God had other higher plans.

He had a quirky and dry sense of humor and could pretty much make anyone laugh with his sharp wit that often caught people off guard in the most fun way and made them feel at ease. His humor seemed to give us a glimpse into his quick and brilliant mind and keen insight. He was empathetic, introspective, deeply insightful, and highly gifted. In private with his wife, he gave her the gift of showing her his silly, child-like playfulness and was her sunshine every day. Isabel had about a hundred nicknames for him and they shared many random silly inside jokes that reflected their deep love and profound, God-ordained connection. These past seven years, the Lord redeemed Dewayne’s life from a lifetime of pain, sorrow, and trauma, and we got a chance to see the healing, redeeming power of God’s love in Dewayne’s life. The Lord also used Dewayne mightily as a vessel of healing for his wife who will never forget how well he loved her.

We are overjoyed that he is no longer in pain and that he gets to be face to face with the Lord Jesus whom he loved so deeply. We wish he hadn’t been taken away from us so soon, but we surely know we will see him again in the life to come. For those in Christ, death has no sting, it does not have the final say for our Lord has conquered it. We look to the resurrection of Jesus as our hope and rely on Him to carry us through our grief. We look forward to one day reuniting with our dear Dewayne in Glory, and we know his story, his testimony, and his journey in the plan of Christ Jesus has only just begun.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.”- John 11:25-26 NKJV

“‘Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.’ Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”- John 14:1-7 ESV

Services

10 April

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Forest Lawn Funeral Home

1150 South Dickerson Pike
Goodlettsville, Tennessee

10 April

A Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Forest Lawn Funeral Home


Goodlettsville, Tennessee

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Brenda Butler

April 7, 2021

I went to church with Belinda and her family years ago. I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all.

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Biography

Our dear friend, Dewayne Lewis Biggs, age 42, was taken into Glory to be with Jesus on Tuesday morning, April 6, 2021. Dewayne was born Monday, May 16, 1978 in Nashville, Tennessee and is preceded in death by his father, Darryl Biggs of Nashville, and his Father-in-law, John Y. Williams of Atlanta.

Dewayne is survived by his adoring wife of 5 years, Isabel Williams Biggs; his mother, Belinda Biggs DeAngelo; his step-father, Guy DeAngelo; his brothers, Darryl W. Biggs, and Daniel Clay Biggs; his niece, Anna Biggs; his nephew, Alexander Biggs; his mother-in-law, Julian Williams; and his sisters-in-law, Joyce Williams-Cenali and Lisseth Cenali.

A celebration of Dewayne's life will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 10, 2021 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Hamm officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will gather to remember Dewayne at a visitation Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 1:00 until 2:00 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Pike Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072

Dewayne was born and raised in the Nashville area and grew up an inquisitive and curious child. He was always an avid reader, brilliant student, and he loved learning and studying more than anything else. In his teenage years and twenties, he excelled in martial arts and teaching martial arts. He spoke and read German, which he studied in high school and at one time spoke fluently. For many years he worked in electronics and technology and had been the valedictorian of his graduating class from technical college. He was also an excellent and trusted retail manager at one time and had a dynamic and creative mind able to tackle complex problems and come up with solutions. He was highly gifted and intelligent, but I think his greatest strengths were his wisdom and compassion.

Yes, our beloved Dewayne was the most precious, sweet, loving, selfless and wonderful man. He was a Godly husband to his devoted wife and soul mate, Isabel, that he shared these past 5 and a half blissful years with. Their home, which included a fur baby rescue dog name Maribou, was filled with laughter, joy and unconditional, agape love. Utmost, Dewayne together with his wife, lived in a home filled with God’s Presence. Dewayne always sought God’s Kingdom first in his life and marriage. He also prayed for and supported his wife Isabel faithfully, tirelessly and devoted himself to her completely. They were very much in love and cherished each other deeply. He eagerly and whole-heartedly honored Christ’s command for husbands to love their wives as Christ loved His church and laid down His life for her.

Anyone who knew Dewayne in the years since he got radically saved by Jesus, would say that his love for God was powerful, real, and precious. He lived by strong conviction and faith in Christ, integrity, Godly character, and was passionate about seeing souls saved and redeemed by Jesus. He was also a fierce defender of the truth and of the Gospel and desired to see the Church whole and worshipping God in Spirit and truth. He was discerning and gifted with incredible wisdom.

Dewayne was known for his quirky, and dry sense of humor. He could pretty much make anyone laugh. His sharp wit often caught people off guard in the most fun way, which seemed to made them feel at ease. His humor gave us a glimpse into his quick and brilliant mind and keen insight. He was empathetic, introspective, deeply insightful, and highly gifted. In private with his wife, he gave her the gift of showing her his silly, child-like playfulness and was her sunshine every day. Isabel had about a hundred nicknames for him and they shared many random silly inside jokes that reflected their deep love and profound, God-ordained connection.

He had been enthusiastically studying theological studies this past year in preparation to go to Seminary. It was awesome to see him excited and enthusiastic every day as he spent his last year doing what he loved to do. He was a gifted teacher of the Word of God and was unwavering in His loyalty to God’s Word. We are so sad we won’t get to see him step into the role of a Pastor in this life, which was his heart’s desire. He and His wife had planned on starting a church at some point, but God apparently had other, higher plans and we trust that the Lord surely knows best.

We are overjoyed for Dewayne that he is no longer in pain, after so many years of health struggles off and on, and that he is now living face to face with the Lord Jesus, whom he loved so deeply. We wish he hadn’t been taken away from us so soon, but we surely know we will see him again in the life to come.

For those in Christ, death has no sting, it does not have the final say for our Lord has conquered it. We look to the resurrection of Jesus as our hope and rely on Him to carry us through our grief. We look forward to one day reuniting with our dear Dewayne in Glory, and we know his story, his testimony, and his journey in the plan of Christ Jesus has only just begun.