Obituary of Lauren Nichelle Dobbs Wiggins
Due to Covid-19 Restrictions the family will hold a private memorial service on:
Date & Time: Saturday October 24, 2020 (10:00 AM)
Location: St. Philip’s School and Community Center
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Dallas, TX 75215
We invite everyone to participate in the service via live stream at:
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the Lauren Wiggins Memorial Fund. Donations can be made in the following ways:
If you’d like to mail a check, please send to:
Lauren Wiggins Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 223661
Dallas, TX 75222
If you’d like to donate electronically and learn more about the foundation, please visit https://www.lndwmemorialfund.com/ .
Thank you all so much for your support.
The Family of Lauren Nichelle Dobbs Wiggins, M.D.
Lauren Nichelle Dobbs Wiggins, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Baylor Scott and White in Dallas, died on October 14, 2020. Lauren was born on December 30, 1981, in Boston, MA. Her family moved to Dallas 8 months later. She was a graduate of The Hockaday School, Harvard College and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She did her Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri. Before entering medical school, she taught fourth grade math and science for two years at the St. Philips School and Community Center in South Dallas.
Lauren was a gifted violinist. She began lessons prior to her 3rd birthday, was member of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras for 12 years, concertmistress of the Hockaday Orchestra, member of the Harvard College Baroque Chamber Orchestra, founder of the Kuumba Singers Orchestra and member of the UTHSCSA String Quartet. She also was a National Scholarship Recipient of the National Association of Negro Musicians. At Hockaday, Lauren was president of the Debate Club and Gospel Choir and the recipient of the Sudie Duncan Award for leadership and service to the school community.
Lauren was a life-long, active member of the St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church. As a child, she was nurtured and confirmed in the faith by Rev. Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. She was an active participant in all children, youth and music ministries. When she returned to Dallas to start her medical practice, she joined the Women’s Chorus, Multigenerational Bible Study and the Adora Ministry. In addition she served on the Church Anniversary Committee and was Vice-President of the Church Council.
As impressive as her education and resume are, her most outstanding quality was the size of her heart. Lauren loved! Lauren’s capacity to love was endless. She loved God, her family, her friends, her patients, her students, her Church family and her co-workers. Lauren loved everyone and welcomed them with a smile. Lauren had a unique capacity to sense the needs of others and a strong desire to be helpful.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Paul and Christine Dobbs of St. Louis, MO, and Wyman and Dolores Wiggins of Ft. Worth, TX. Those who will cherish her memory include: her parents, Dr. Paula Dobbs-Wiggins and Attorney Kevin B. Wiggins; brothers, Kyle Eliot Dobbs Wiggins (Megan), Paul Wesley Dobbs Wiggins and Kevin Jarrett Dobbs Wiggins; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, patients, coworkers and friends.
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