Doris Juanita Riggs, of Wilmington, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 88.
She was born in Wilson on July 9, 1926, daughter of the late Bennie Batson and Bessie Baker Batson. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, John Bryant Riggs Jr. and sisters, Esther Willett and Joyce Dodd.
Juanita is survived by her son, David Glenn Riggs and wife, Susan, of Wilmington; daughter, Susan Gail Jones and husband, Bob, of Abingdon, Virginia; grandchildren, Bryan Cunningham (Holly), Bridgette Cooney (Michael Dress), Jeremy Riggs (Jill), Michele Riggs and Zachary Riggs; great-grandchildren, Cassidy Cooney, Natalie and Ruby Riggs, Kelsey Tregembo and Alex and Kaylee Signorello; brother, Clifton Batson, of Chapel Hill; special friends, Fay Robertson and family, Carrie and Buddy Adkins and family and the late Paul Squires and family; as well as her extended family in Johnson County.
Juanita was a graduate of New Hanover High School, class of 1947, a member of the Lunch Bunch – her school buddies who met frequently through the years for lunch. She was a wonderful mother and a great cook.
A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Services to be officiated by Pastor Rob Strickland. Interment will follow the service at Oleander Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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