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Doris Marquerite Riggs

10 août 193223 juillet 2017

Doris Marguerite Riggs was born on August 10th, 1932, and lived a full life. She grew up on a share-croppers farm until her teenage years when they moved to the city of Demopolis, Alabama. She had an older Sister, Dorothy, and like most siblings they contended with each other, but they remained close throughout their life. She started working at the early age of 16 at the five and dime store. She had a strong work ethic that would carry her throughout her life. She had her first son Joseph when she was 18, and John followed 4 years later. She lost James Phillip after child-birth which was very difficult on her. She was married to Basile Smith in 1953, and they were married for 24 years. In 1969 she became an ordained minister where she worked alongside Basile for some time. She started working for National Can as an inspector, and worked there for 16 years until she took early retirement because the company moved locations. Throughout her career she worked 4 days on and 4 days off, 12 hr night shifts, so her schedule was always fluctuating. She made sure to stay involved in her children’s lives as she loved to shower her grandchildren with hugs, gifts, and LOTS of pictures. During her last stage of life, she developed macular degenerate eye disease what proved to be very difficult for her because of the independence she had for most of her life. She was cared for during these years by her grandson’s Robert and Jason, and their families. During her last 2 weeks she suffered a stroke, and did not recover passing away peacefully at the age of 84 due to natural causes. She talked frequently about wanting to see her loved ones in heaven, and acknowledged that she had a relationship with Jesus Christ. We are comforted knowing that she is no longer bound by the ailments of her body, and celebrating in heaven with those she loved. She was preceded in death by her parents Clara and Marshall Etheridge, her sister Dorothy Morgan, her three sons, Joseph, John, and James Phillip. She is survived by 10 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services

  • Visitation

    jeudi, 27 juillet , 2017

  • Funeral

    vendredi, 28 juillet , 2017

  • Burial

    vendredi, 28 juillet , 2017

Souvenirs

Doris Marquerite Riggs

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ENVOYEZ CONDOLEANCES

27 juillet , 2017

Doris is my Husband Billy Day's first cousin,we saw her often when she still lived in the Ft.Worth area.She was such a fun loving person & her and her Sister would always have us laughing,they did radiate Love..She is most likely glowing right now with her Family and Lord in Heaven.Love you Doris,we will see you again..Billy & Delores Day

Tim & Pam Day

27 juillet , 2017

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Doris. We both communicated with each other through text messages about her parents and family history for a long time. My husband was kin to Doris through her mother. We are going to miss her really bad. Doris was a beautiful and loving woman who had a true passion for her family.

Holly Michelle Cadded Smith

26 juillet , 2017

God has you now. I can't imagine a childhood without you in it. It made it all the more worth living. Between my grandma Doris and my father John. Along beside my sisters Terri and Audrey Nunn and my cousins I remember like it was yesterday Jason and Robert Smith. Fishing, Swimming, Playing at grandma's house off of Sun valley Dr. Even getting into trouble for swimming to my grandma's when it flooded the Valley and we were supposed to wait on the boats to take us to the houses. My grandma was a remarkable and highly respectable woman with strong moral fibers and stubborn, hard headed, ways she was set in and somethings seemingly unchangable. She was one of the main reasons why my childhood was remarkable. Nothing in this world will ever replace her or all the endless memories together we've shared. As an adult we've not always seen eye to eye but regardless she was a major inspiration within my life. Forget me not for memories last forever. An I shall see your sweet smile and hear that wonderful cackle of a laugh yet again someday. May you sleep with the angels. Until time and space come to an end in my heart and thoughts is where you'll always stay. Until the day my breath does fade and I see you again at heaven gates. I love you and hope everyone rejoices in there memories of you. It's not everyday you meet someone like my grandma and she is unforgettable. Until we meet again RIP my grandma, my friend. Love with out an end and memories Noone can take away. Xoxo

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