December 10, 1954 ~ January 14, 2022

Born in: Nassau, Bahamas
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

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Doletha Elizabeth (Johnson) Biggins was born in the tropical paradise, Nassau Bahamas on December 10, 1954, to the late parents of Patrick and Patricia (Curry) Johnson. Doletha departed her earthly vessel on Friday, January 14, 2022.

Doletha migrated to the United States in her early teens. She attended Miami Dade County Public Schools—North Dade Middle, Norland Senior High School, and graduated from Miami Carol City Senior High School. A natural giver and comforter, Doletha spent many years in the helping profession as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Later in life Doletha married her late husband, Oscar Biggins.

Doletha was a loving mother to four children: Michael Payton, Jr., Vax Payton, Litta’ Payton, and Tameka L. Payton, PhD. Doletha is the eldest sister to Yvonne (Hill) Davenport and George Johnson, Jr (late). She is also the younger sister of Pamela Smith. Anyone who has ever chatted with Doletha knows that she was the proud grandmother of 21 grandchildren: Keiandra, Jacquise, Amiya, Aja, Jacquan, Ajaré, Addajah, Jhordyn, Jhaniyah, Mykia, and Navia Payton; Anais, Najiyah, Eza, and Aky Payton, Travondra Everett, Travares Payton, and Jamal and Jabre Caldwell; and Dontrell Patterson. Though a proud and devoted grandmother, her newest joys were her two great-grandchildren Travares “Eli” Payton and Keturah Leslie.

Given Doletha’s outgoing and gregarious spirit, it is well-known that she has never met a stranger. She enjoyed cooking and gardening, but she is best known for being the life of every party. In concert with her kindness and willingness to help anyone with anything, she has been affectionately called a “mother to all” by her children. She leaves to cherish her memories her nieces and nephews: Kevin and Keith Martin, Trashonda Mellerson; Anthea Hepburn, St. Clair, Hans, Sandra, and Craig Smith; great-nieces and nephews: Kaden, Kasen, Kevin, Amara Martin; Kayla and Kiley Martin, and Ju’Leah Bearfield and Elijah Mellerson. She also leaves to cherish her close companion Johnnie Kitchen, as well as a host of cousins and friends across the United States and the Bahamas.

Services

Visitation: February 4, 2022 3:00 pm - September 24, 2022 3:30 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218


Funeral Service: February 4, 2022 3:30 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218


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  1. There was much you taught me without even knowing it. Thank you for the wisdom and laughter you brought with you into every situation. There wasn’t a Mother’s Day or birthday that we didn’t exchange kind and loving words. My children had a grandmother that they loved to boast about. Thank you MamaDoe.. Love you.

  2. All praises to the Father in Jesus name may our sister sleep in peace waiting on the resurrection of the righteous. Her gift to me was welcoming me to the church, that big hug and beautiful smile. She will be missed but not forgotten we hope to see her on that glorious day when we are quickened to life. It was a blessing to know love and laugh with my sister.May God blesss and keep her whole family close in his love for his children Amen In Jesus holy name.

  3. I never met you, but I caught a vivid glimpse of your light through your son Zeb. May you rest in peace until the last 🎺 and may the Lord please have mercy on us all in Jesus Mighty Name 🙌🏿 Condolences to the family.

  4. Momma D you will be missed dearly. I love the times we sat down and talk. I miss those talks. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. The first day we met , Doletha welcomed me with a big smile and open arms and a warm spirit. I will miss my sister Doletha and her laughter. Rest In Peace my Sister I love you! Rest in Jesus love.💜

  6. Every since I met you , you only wanted the best for me. You were always so kind to me and tried to do anything to help me with whatever I needed. You made me feel warm and welcomed. Rest In Peace. In Jesus name !🕊

  7. Thank you for pouring love and light into my life. I truly appreciate your love. You will be missed dearly Ms. Doletha Love you. Talia and the Johnson Family

  8. The family of Uncle Donald Curry (deceased) & Letitia Curry & family, we send our love 💕 & sincere condolences 💐

  9. Heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family; may The Most High strengthen and heal your heart.
    Sleep peacefully queen (my spiritual sister), until the resurrection.

    Sis Sharon (Cincinnati, Ohio)

    • Sending our prayers and condolences on behalf of the Martin and Vaughn family. Auntie Doletha will forever be in our hearts. Godspeed

  10. Words can’t explain entirely what you meant to so many of us! Doletha filled a lot of empty voids in my life in many moments and ways. You were a mother to me and I thank you for the genuine love you showed and gave me! Rest up until we meet again! We Love you and you’ll definitely be missed!!!

  11. Thank you so much for being a part of my life. You have always treated me like family! I love you and I will truly miss you.
    You will always be my ‘Foxxyyy’.
    RIP

  12. Mom you were the Best part of my life ! You were my first teacher in everything. There are no words big enough to express my appreciation! I will sincerely miss you and I will always cherish all our good times and even the hard times because it taught me how to be thankful and prayerful!
    Love Your Oldest Daughter,
    LittaAbigail 💕💕💕

  13. Thanks for being the Best part of my life, you were my first teacher in life and you instilled so much goodness in my heart 💜 There are really no words to express how much you meant to me! I will miss you sincerely and rest well my Beautiful Mom.
    Love your oldest daughter,
    Litta 💜

  14. Hallelujah! Giving the Highest Praise to the Father in the name of Jesus. I will miss my sister and friend, Doletha. Six months ago, I attended ICOJ/Indy and was greeted with the joy of her smile, kindness, and warm embrace. We clicked, and from that moment forward, we shared & comforted as if we’d known each other always. She was indeed a genuine caring person. I love her and will cherish the memories of our time together. Rest In Peace my Sister!

  15. My Sister, My Friend,
    When we first met,
    Now years later, I still can’t forget!
    The ups, and the downs,
    The smiles and the frowns,
    The places we went, all around town.
    Now it’s the end, a different friendship begins,
    In the resurrection My Sister and Friend, shall you and I meet once again!
    To the Family and Friends of Sister Doletha Elizabeth Biggins,
    May the Peace of God, be also the peace within you!
    Sincerely, Sister Kim Denise Haywood
    Israel, The Church of Jesus
    Indianapolis Chapter
    January 26, 2022

  16. My Sister, My Friend
    When we first met,
    Now years later, I still can’t forget!
    The ups, and the downs,
    The smiles and the frowns,
    The places we went, all around town.
    Now it’s the end, a different friendship begins,
    In the resurrection My Sister and Friend, shall you and I meet once again!
    To the Family and Friends of Sister Doletha Elizabeth Biggins,
    May the Peace of God, be also the peace within you!
    Sincerely, Sister Kim Denise Haywood
    Israel, The Church of Jesus
    Indianapolis Chapter
    January 26, 2022

  17. I will miss my sister and friend, Doletha. Six months ago, I attended ICOJ/Indy and was greeted with the joy of her smile, kindness, and warm embrace. We clicked, and from that moment forward, we shared & comforted as if we’d known each other always. She was indeed a genuine caring person. I love her and will cherish the memories of our time together. Rest In Peace My Sister!

  18. You were always a second mom to me and my siblings . You were always a call away if we needed you! You were a very special person to all of us and will always hold a very special place in our hearts. S.I.P Beautiful ❤

  19. Job well done Auntie.
    Everyone knows you are so kind that you would never hesitate to give the shirt off your back, even to help a stranger. What a women you are, how blessed we were that you chose this time & space to be with us, and how sorely will you be missed. Until we meet again,

    Love,
    Kevin

  20. Job well done Auntie.
    Everyone knows you are so kind that you would never hesitate to give the shirt off your back, even to help a stranger. What a women you are, how blessed we were that you chose this space & time to join us, and how sorely will you be missed. Until we meet again,
    Love,
    Kevin

  21. I can say she will always be the God given sister for me. Words can’t express the love I have for her and always will and glad a few weeks before she went to sleep we shared how much we cared for each other. Proverbs .17: 17 described who she will always be in my life.

  22. Words will never express our journey. Proverbs 17:17 does say it best. It explain friends but you are the God given sister for me. So I give him the thanks because we learned along the way how important he is. We had a chance to thank each other, tell each other how much we cared for each other and looking forward to resurrection to continue our grand connection.

  23. To my Goddie, I will forever cherish the.many memories we’ve shared and the wisdom that you’ve given me💞💗❣

  24. Bro Zeb, Sis Ta’, and all the family of Sis Doletha

    May the God of Israel envelope your pain in His strength, hope, peace and comfort. Matthew 5:4 KJV [4] Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Also, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJV

    With lots of love and continued prayers from Bro Dennis & Sis Pam and family

  25. There will never be a time that you aren’t on my mind. You instilled many things in me grandma & for that I will make you proud. I love you.

  26. Sis Doletha will be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

    Pease and Love
    Lisa from Cincinnati

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