The Rev. Maoma Elizabeth Riggs Vinson, 72, faithful servant of the Lord, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at her home in the care of her family.
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She was a member of The River of Life Church in Hodgenville where she served as a minster. She was loved by all who knew her and loved everyone she knew. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Doris and Dora Riggs; one son, Edward Bruce Vin-son; three sisters, Melvin Kinkade, Aetha Williams and Ruby Rachel Riggs; four brothers, the Rev. Hubert Owen Riggs, Patterson Riggs, Bert Riggs and Rudolph Riggs; and one grandchild, Kenneth E. Preston.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Carroll Vinson of Elizabethtown; two sons, Joey (Aleisha) Vinson of White Mills and Brian Vinson of New York; three daughters, Kelly (Ricky) Vinson-Riggs of Magnolia, Elizabeth Ann Vinson of Upton and Dora Caro-lyn (Kenny) Preston of Elizabethtown; three sisters, Zelo Riggs of Louisville, Anna Lee McClure of Eliza-bethtown and Wilma Stillwell of Upton; two brothers, Aaron Riggs of Elizabethtown and Spurgeon Riggs of Upton; 13 grandchildren, Desiree, Ted, Jessica, Joshua, Andrea, Kristin, Reade, Kellise, Jonathan, Julius, Bradley, Eliza-Beth and Sophia; and five great-grandchildren, Lauren, Riley, Brooklyn, Onyx and Brent.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Manakee Funeral Home in Upton with brother Don Carver officiating. Burial follows in Sonora Cemetery.
Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Manakee Funeral Home
215 North Walnut Street Upton, KY 42764
Published in The News-Enterprise on Dec. 11, 2012