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Ms. Janet Gloria Riggs, age 72, of Fayetteville, passed away August 31, 2019.
Ms. Riggs was born in Carrollton on February 18, 1947 to the late James and Mary Cambron. She grew up alongside 2 sisters and 3 brothers. As a child, Ms. Riggs and her sisters enjoyed singing in their own gospel group which even made an appearance on television. She graduated from Hapeville High School. She lived for many years in Douglasville. She was wed to Mr. Ronnie Riggs in 1974. She enjoyed many happy years with Ronnie who passed in 1995. Ms. Riggs spent the later years of her life in Fayetteville.
Ms. Riggs had a successful career of 37 years as an Air Export Lead Agent with Agility Logistics. She eventually retired in 2016. Ms. Riggs was an exceptional cook. She perfected her recipes for biscuits, cookies and sweet potato souffle. She enjoyed cooking for her family and had an open door policy for all those who needed a place to rest and a home-cooked meal. Ms. Riggs was a child of God who kept her faith throughout her life and shared God’s love to everyone she met. She enjoyed reading her Bible and watching sermons on television. She was a little sassy, but filled with love. Known affectionately as “Memo” to her family, she will be remembered as the perfect mother and grandmother who had unconditional love to share with everyone around her and just loved to be surrounded by her family. She truly lived a life that exemplified her Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Along with her parents, Ms. Riggs was preceded in death by her beloved husband: Ronald Grady Riggs; brother: Bobby Cambron; sisters: Jessica Garner and Teresa Russ, grandson, Robert McIlwaine, and her loyal canine companions: Bud, Neveah and Fred. She is survived by brothers: James (Rosalie) Cambron of Dahlonega and Stan Cambron of Alabama; her daughters and sons-in-law: Leah and Roy McIlwaine of Tyrone, Angie and Jonny Carter of Fayetteville; grandchildren: Michael (Robin) Clouse of Seattle, Brandon Lanford of Fayetteville, Stephen (Kristi) Lanford of Hampton, Daniel (Lauren) Carter, Tasha Carter, Anthony (Barbara) Powell, Andrew (Lorraine) McIlwaine, Alex (Deborah) McIlwaine, Jonathan McIlwaine, Jason McIlwaine, Ricky (Emma) McIlwaine, Adam McIlwaine; great-grandchildren: Brandon, Ethan, Landon, Logan, Caleb, Kaden, Noah, Oliver, Thomas, Eden, Cohen, Cara, Bella, Everlee, Bella, Tyler and Joann.
A memorial service will be held in Ms. Riggs’ honor at 11 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Crossroads Church, 2564 GA 154, Newnan, GA. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com. The Riggs family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville.
Angie Carter says
To my mommy, I wish you could have stayed! I know you had to go, but my heart is broken all over the floor and I am working with Jesus to pick up the pieces! I miss you so much,I love you so much!
I love you Memo.
Anthony Powell says
Memo you will be very missed by many and loved by all even though we are going to miss you I know that the Lord has gained a unbelievable angel if there is one thing I know You were a worker for God and now it is time for you to rest for all the people that takes God into their heart and tries to live the right way we will see you again love the Powell’s
Sara Houston says
You were an amazing, strong example of a Christian woman. Love you memo, rest in the arms of Jesus now.
Melissa Meyers says
My deepest sympathy for your loss Leah and family! I’m glad to hear that she is no longer in pain, but with our Heavenly Father! I pray he gives you peace and grace in your losses!
With love, Melissa Meyers
I love you memo, I always remember your house full of people and laughter, no matter what you didn’t turn anyone away. You were one of the most loving and caring people I’ve ever met and the world is a little bit darker without you. Im sure you’re feeling better now, I’m glad you didn’t have to suffer here another minute longer. We all miss you and your smile.
Irene Gayton says
Our deepest Sympathy and heartfelt condolences for the passing of your beloved mom dearie Leah & family, Angie and family …our thoughts and prayers…big hugs much love to y’all from Irene & B.R Gayton
Bettie Jo Shearer - Agility Logistics says
Sending prayers and expressing my sincerest condolences to Mama J’s entire family and friends. She was a truly special person.
Tina Bible Agility Logistics says
We knew here at Agility as Mama J and she was a Mama to everyone. We have really missed her since she retired she was such a blessing to be around. Sending prayers and condolences to Mama J’s family.
One thing she said to ladies here at Agility ” hey there Suga Mcbooga” 🙂
Dee Dee Poston says
Rest peacefully Mama J. You are loved and will be missed. You were a light in the office and I’m so blessed to have been able to know you! Prayers and love to the family and friends.
Paul Fuell Agility Logistics says
John 14:23 says Jesus replied Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. I believe Mama J that the Lord lived with you here on earth and now you rest in his arms. We will see you again ne day.
My condolences to al family members
Anita Langley says
I love you Mama and miss you terribly, I know you are with the Lord and happy and feeling great!! You are a fantastic lady and a very loving soul, there was nothing I would not do for you, you were my Mama too and I am heartbroken. I miss your stories, us singing together in the office and most of all you telling me to shut up when I would make you laugh so hard you could not stop!!! I will see you someday and we will rejoice!! My prayers and sympathy to Leah, Angie, Brandon, Steven, Michael and the rest of the family, I pray for your comfort and healing. Love Anita