Pearl Riggs, age 84, went home to be with her Lord on May 19, 2019. The Emanuel County native had lived in Pooler and Savannah in her childhood years. She graduated from Commercial High School in 1954. After living in Rincon from 1972 until 1999, she moved to Statesboro to be close to family and make her home. Pearl was an active member of Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church, the Marian Agan Bible study class, the Cora Williams Circle and the Sounds of Grace Choir. She was an Emeritus member of the Eastern Star Palestine Chapter #249 where she served as Worthy Matron three times and District Deputy in 1986-1987. Pearl worked for Chrysler First in Savannah for 29 years and she later worked for Strickland Oil (Strick’s Minute Mart) in Springfield for 9 years before retiring in 1999. The family would like to say a special thank you to the caring staff of Dr. Saraju Dalsania. She will be missed by her dear friend Judy Futch.
Pearl is preceded in death by a brother, Charles Womack; her parents, Otis and Ruby Womack; previous husbands, Ray Love, Charlie Hinson and Leland Riggs.
Surviving are her son, Donald Love of Statesboro; a step-son, Tony Hinson (Jo Ella) of Pooler; two step-daughters, Jannette Tew of Statesboro and Jannell Knight (D.W.) of Dexter, GA; grandchildren, Chad and Madelyn Love of Statesboro; seven step-grandchildren; eight step-great grandchildren; nine step-great great grandchildren;
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Deal Funeral Directors with Elder Randy Waters officiating.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Marian Agan Bible Study
Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Savannah at 2:30 pm.
Visitation will be Wednesday May 22, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Deal Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made in her memory to Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church, 4 South Zetterower, Statesboro, GA 30458.
Deal Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
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