RIGSBY, Bessie Spann: Aug. 3, 1921 - Jul 10, 2014, passed away in a nursing facility in Luverne, AL, after an extended illness. Born in Butler County near Georgiana, AL, "Mama Bessie" lived most of her life in Montgomery, where she was a member of the Rigsby Street Baptist Church for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Horace D. Rigsby, and all seven of her siblings. Survivors include a son, H. Dean Rigsby, Jr., of Fultondale, AL; a grand-daughter, Sheryl R. Jones (Mark) and one great-grandson, Evan Reynolds Jones, all of Helena, AL. Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 1 PM, followed by her Funeral Service at 2 PM, with Rev. Burton Herring officiating, and burial afterward in Greenwood Cemetery. Flowers will be welcomed, and Memorials may be made to the
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Published in the MontgomeryAdvertiser.com on July 11, 2014