Moelinda Tienisha Biggs, 35 years old of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2024. She was born August 2, 1988, in East Chicago, IN, to Manuel and Mary (Scott) Biggs. Moelinda accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age, at Faith Temple Church Of God In Christ in East Chicago, IN. While a member at Faith Temple church, she was in the Sunshine Band children’s choir. Moelinda and her family relocated from East Chicago, IN to Valparaiso, IN in 1999 when she was 11 years old. There she became a member of Union Community Church, where she was a integral part of the SWAT (Service. With. A. Testimony.) drill team and children’s choir.

She attended Franklin and Central Elementary School, followed by Thomas Jefferson for middle school where she excelled as a high performing student, volleyball player and broke the school record in shot put. She graduated from Valparaiso High School in 2007, where she was a standout athlete on the Track & Field team. She was a model student and excelled academically her entire high school career. She also broke all of the high school records in the shot put and discus events, placed at the state level track meet in shot put, and broke the high school record for the girl’s bench press! Moelinda also traveled and competed with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Track & Field team around the country.

She attended Ball State University, and graduated with a high GPA from Purdue Northwest with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She made her career as a Chef at several restaurants, including Buffalo Wild Wings, Blue Chip Casino, Industrial Revolution, and White Castle. In her spare time she enjoyed working out, frequenting the Boys and Girls club, the YMCA and listening to music. Moe deeply loved her family, always prioritized spending time with them and attending family events. She specifically enjoyed her family’s annual fishing trips, where she quickly caught fish each year. She took great pleasure in being an Aunt to her nieces and nephews. She will be remembered for her tender heart, caring nature and gentle spirit. Moe will be dearly missed by all who knew her, as her spirit has touched us all.

Moe is survived by her mother, Mary (Julian Norris) Biggs-Norris of Valparaiso, IN, father, Manuel Biggs of Las Vegas, NV; siblings: Tekela Scott, Elija West, Brendisha Biggs, Manvel Biggs, Dominique Biggs, Vincent Biggs, Aaron (Emilie) Biggs, and Sharmaine (Biggs) Coronado; and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her eldest sister, Tomaine Michelle Scott; eldest brother, Manuel “Man” Biggs Jr.; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, with a funeral service beginning at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.


Dear Biggs Family: I was heartbroken today to read of your loss. Moe was a member of the Valpo Boys and Girls Club back when I ran the Education Room - probably around 1998-1999. I remember her, Dominique, Vincent and Aaron, plain as day. Moe had the sweetest smile and the gentlest nature… I will forever recall her as that kind little girl with the soft voice. Please accept my sincere condolences and my prayers for your comfort. -Dana (Lew) Dutz 

I’m very sorry for your loss. Moelinda was always such a kind spirit. She treated me and my son like family and always stayed in touch and checked on me through the years. That’s just the kind of person she was, she had a huge heart. I pray that God grants your family peace and grace through mourning. -Angel Lamprecht 

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. -Raka Kingsland 

We were saddened and shocked to learn of Moelinda’s passing. We spent bleacher time with Mary and her family. Moe was always an inspiration to her teammates. Hugs, -Mark, Mary and Colleen Ennes

To Mary and her beloved family, I am heartbroken by the loss of Moelinda. What stood out most with the Biggs children and my children is that everyone matched someone in age. Moelinda is the same age as Rachel and born on the same day as my oldest son Levi. That Leo spirit of hers will never be forgotten. She was gentle, smart, kind and determined. Her life has blessed so many others. We will remember her forever! Love, -the Alexander Family

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