Carole Diggs Hindman

Carole Diggs Hindman

MATHEWS—Carole Anne Diggs Hindman of Mathews passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018.

She was born August 24, 1937, in Hampton to J. Martin and Leone Hudgins Diggs.

Carole spent her childhood in Onemo, Mathews County, surrounded by a large, extended family. The focal point of Carole’s upbringing was Bethel United Methodist Church, where her family had attended since its inception around the year 1800.

Carole graduated from Mathews High School in 1955 and worked at Lee-Jackson school for several years. A gifted musician, she played piano and organ and sang at numerous local churches, weddings and funerals.

Carole married Rev. John Avis Black II in 1964. Her only child, John Avis Black III, was born the next year.

Carole returned to Mathews after living out of state for a short time and went to work for Dr. Sadler in Mathews until her marriage to Rev. William E. Hindman in 1976. Bill’s service in the United Methodist Church took them to charges in Caroline, Chesterfield, Richmond, Buckingham and Lancaster counties and the City of Petersburg.

Carole faithfully served as the consummate pastor’s wife until Bill’s passing in 1995, after which Carole returned to Mathews and her volunteer work at Bethel Church. She served on many committees and boards at the church, including the administrative council and serving as a Trustee. Carole also took great pride and joy in her flowers and gardens at her home on Put-in-Creek.

She was preceded in death by her parents Rev. J. Martin and Leone Diggs, and her husband Rev. William E. Hindman.

She is survived by her son John A. Black III and his wife, Lori, and their children Catherine, Reagan and Tyler Jackson; her cousins, Shirley (Billy) Snow, Nancy Revere, George C. (Gail) Ripley Jr.; and special caregiver, Rachel Simmons.

The family would like to thank the staff at Riverside Convalescent Center in Mathews for their compassionate care over the last year of Carole’s life.

Family members received relatives and friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 11, at Pear Tree Cemetery, Onemo, with a reception to follow at Bethel United Methodist Church, Mathews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, Mathews, or The Mathews Community Foundation, J. Martin Diggs Memorial Scholarship Fund.