Sheila's Story

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Service for Sheila Riggs will be held at Bailey and Foster Funeral Home in Palestine, TX at 10am on Saturday, September 23rd. A visitation will be held at Rader Funeral Home of Longview, TX at 6pm on Friday, September 22nd, with a time of prayer beginning at 7pm. Interment will be held at Roselawn Cemetery in Palestine. Sheila went to be with the Lord in the early morning of September 19, surrounded by her family.
Sheila was born on November 4, 1949 in Palestine TX to parents Thomas and Louise Pennington. She grew up singing gospels with her mother and father at Walston Springs Baptist Church. In 1990 Sheila moved to Longview and started working for The Made-Rite Company. She has remained a part that company for the past 27 years. Her time away from work was typically spent reading or watching soccer games with her son. Sheila loved to spend time with her family, especially her granddaughter.
Sheila was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Pennington, and her brother, Michael Pennington. Those left to cherish their memories of Mrs. Riggs include her mother, Louise Walker Pennington, sons, Christopher Riggs with his wife Kathy, and Dustin Riggs with his wife Peggy, and granddaughter, Maya Riggs. Sheila will also be remembered by her numerous extended family and friends.
The family of Mrs. Riggs would like to extend special thanks to the amazing care given by the Nursing Staff of Christus Good Shepherd Hospital Floor 6, Dr. Carl Earnest, and for the support of her Made-Rite family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice in Mrs. Riggs name.
Published on September 21, 2017
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