Mrs. Sue Riggs Galloway, 96, died peacefully at Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center after an extended illness with dementia. Funeral service will be held at St. James United Methodist Church on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.
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A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., she lived the last 67 years in Greenville. She was the daughter of William and Lillian Riggs, and was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Galloway, and daughter, Lillian Leigh Galloway.
Mrs. Galloway worked for Life and Casualty Insurance Company until meeting her husband during World War II. Moving to North Carolina after the war, she raised her family and worked in sales until she was 78. In addition to her work, she was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and, most of all, music, particularly playing the piano and singing with her daughters and granddaughters.
She was an active member at St. James United Methodist Church, singing in the choir until she was in her 80's. Although blind, the last 13 years of her life, she remained happy and never lost her zest for life.
Surviving are her son, Dr. James M. Galloway Jr. and his wife, Bonnie, of Greenville; daughter, Susan Kay Worsley and husband, Hank of Cincinnati, Ohio; four granddaughters, Robyn Slocum and husband, Mike, of Greenville, Susan Good and husband, Tim, of Charlotte, Kelly Honeycutt and husband, Anthony, of Jacksonville, Meredith Joyner and husband, Dave, of Kill Devil Hills, and Melanie Worsley and husband, Kevin O'Leary, of Topeka, Kan. She was also the proud great-grandmother of eight great-grandchildren, Will, Matts, Griffin, Madeline, Austin, Braden, Raleigh, and Catherine Scott. Mrs. Galloway is also survived by her sister Marjorie Chapman; brothers, Johnny and Dick Riggs, all of Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home tonight from 6 to 8.
The family would like to thank the staff of Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center for their excellent care and many kindnesses shown to Mrs. Galloway.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at St. James United Methodist Church, 200 East 6th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
2100 East Fifth Street Greenville, NC 27858
Published in The Daily Reflector on June 5, 2014