Dennis Liggins

Dennis Liggins, 86, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the Elmhurst Extended Care Facility.

He was the longtime companion of Evelyn Andrade and the husband of the late Jeanine (Osborne) Liggins.

Born in Mebane, North Carolina he was a son of the late Samuel and Hattie (Jones) Liggins. Mr. Liggins worked for General Electric before he retired and was also the owner of Dennis’ Lounge. He was a Navy veteran. He also ran a bowling league and a softball team under the name Dennis’ Lounge. In the 1980’s when gangs from all parts of Providence were at the height of violence he had meetings at Dennis’ Lounge, to try to squash the problems and stop the violence, with the police, Mayor and other leaders of the community along with leaders of all gangs. He was well respected by all leaders of the community. He also formed an organization called Concerned Citizens for a Better Community to help all Providence citizens. The organization brought a successfully run carnival to Providence for the Central High School field. With money raised through the organization he had barbecues in the summer that gave free food to children. He also had Halloween parties with games and prizes so they could celebrate the holiday safely. At Christmas time he would have Santa Clause come to the Dennis’ Lounge and give all the children gifts along with a buffet. He was known to all as Mr. D.

Besides Evelyn he leaves three sons, Dennis Liggins, Jr., Jeffrey Liggins and Michael Liggins, 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Ricky Liggins, June Liggins and Dulane Ratliff and brother of the late Audrey Jarrell, Beatrice Howard, Helen Howard, Francis Liggins, Gadie Liggins, Nancy Liggins, Horace Liggins, Herman Liggins, Billy Liggins, Lofton Liggins, Melvin Liggins and Will Liggins. He was a wonderful loving uncle who will be truly missed by all his nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be private.

 


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26 entries.
Scott and Floyd Varner from Providence Rhode Island wrote on December 19, 2020 at 11:33 am
My deepest condolences on the passing of your dad and many bless to the family I remember growing up in the village in the late 60s early 70s being over your house when we were kids and going for rides to the east side in the station wagon to visit your family they were great times and who could forget sunny and Dennis's more great times lots of love scott & floyd varner
Danet Beasley from Providence wrote on December 13, 2020 at 12:26 am
My condolences to the Liggins family on the loss of your dad. I remember going to your house as a child when you all lived in Washington Park. My mother Chee-Chee and your mom were very good friends. My mom was actually good friends with your entire family. I remember my first time going to Sonny and Dennis's and boy to I have a great time! May your dad rest peacefully. Sending peace, healing and blessings to your family.
Linda Garnetto and Family from Jacksonville Florida wrote on December 11, 2020 at 12:35 pm
My condolences to the Liggins and Osborne Families. So much fun and memories I've shared at Sonny's and Dennis Lounge. RIP my friend.
Crystal Hines from Providence wrote on December 10, 2020 at 12:34 pm
I want first start out by saying, my sincerest and deepest condolences to the Liggins family. My growing up hearing about Sunny and Dennis's and then being able to experience Dennis's Lounge was some of the best times in my life. Good memories and good people, a good family. Mr Dennis and my grandfather were best of friends. He would say, "I'm gonna tell ya grandfather ya actin up". Lol. I loved those days I still love those days. Rest in heaven Mr. Dennis, and say hey to my grandpa JP for me. Rest well me friend rest well
Stephen Andrade from Plymouth Mass wrote on December 10, 2020 at 9:55 am
My Deepest Condolences to the Liggins Family.Great Memories of your Father.Great Guy.RIP🌞🙏
Kobie Sweeney from Rumford Rhode Island wrote on December 9, 2020 at 8:46 pm
Sending Prayers & Strength to the family.
Crystal Lefkowitz from CharlotteIe wrote on December 9, 2020 at 2:52 pm
To the Liggins family, I 'am so sorry for your great loss. Mr. Liggins, was one of the extra dads to the neighborhood kids, and was well respected. My siblings, and friends have testimonies, as well as my self. He had a dynamite night club, back in the day, and trust and believe you was not getting in if you were not of age. So I gave up teying to get in. I grew up on Indiana Ave. Crystal (Gaines) Lefkowitz Rest in Heavenly Peace, Mr. Liggins, and healing for you love ones.
Vallorie Hartwell and Family from Collegeville, PA wrote on December 9, 2020 at 2:36 pm
Sending big hugs to my cousins, Dennis, Jeffrey and Michael, grandchildren and extended. Our prayers & condolences to you all. Uncle Dennis will be missed. He was a man’s man and the only one next to my own father to scare the mess out of us as kids! May he Rest In Eternal Peace. 🙏🏽❤️ Love y’all, Val, Bobby, Dez & Sergio
Rayna Lopez from Pawtucket wrote on December 9, 2020 at 12:34 pm
I send my sincere condolences to the entire Family.
Charles Roberson from Providence wrote on December 9, 2020 at 11:59 am
I just wanna send my condolences to the family in these trying times.
Shaunn Britto from Charlotte N.C. wrote on December 9, 2020 at 11:40 am
I'm sending my condolences to the whole family may he rest in peace 🙏
Ellen Adams from Bronx, NY wrote on December 9, 2020 at 9:11 am
Sincere condolences to the Liggins family. May Cousin Dennis rest in eternal peace.🌹
JENIE M GAUL from GREENVILLE, RI wrote on December 9, 2020 at 8:42 am
Condolences to the Family, may he rest in eternal peace.
Malcolm Anderson from Laurel wrote on December 9, 2020 at 8:10 am
Thanks for all that you did in the Providence community. Your deeds had a major impact on soo many. RIP
Pamela Osborne from Pawtucket wrote on December 9, 2020 at 7:48 am
May you rest peacefully Godfather
Paul Cardoza from Providence wrote on December 9, 2020 at 5:38 am
My sincere condolences to the Liggins family.
Wint Braxton from Providence wrote on December 9, 2020 at 5:10 am
I want to send my love in condolences to the whole family ..Mr liggins will be missed very much
Douglas Symonds jr from Providence wrote on December 8, 2020 at 11:16 pm
My Condolences to the Liggins and Osborne Family may God Keep you All in His Prayers At your Time of Need.
Josephine Lassiter from Prov. wrote on December 8, 2020 at 10:20 pm
Rest in Peace my friend many good memories you were a good friend. To the family so so sorry for your loss.
Kevin Varella Sr from Providence wrote on December 8, 2020 at 10:16 pm
To the Liggins in Osborne family my blessings to you all he is now in God's hands 🙏🏾 May he rest in peace.