Joyce Riggs, 86, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at her home.
Joyce was born in Sledge, Mississippi to the late Jessie and Roxie (Youngblood) Gilliam. She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Joyce was a great cook and biscuits were her specialty. Having a giving heart, Joyce was always helping people. If you were hungry, she would feed you. She helped raise a lot of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Riggs; two daughters, Linda Tilley and Judy Cole; one son, Charles Edward Warren; one sister, Virginia Bowers; and two brothers, James Howard Gilliam and William Calvin Gilliam.
Joyce leaves three children, Butch Warren of Melbourne, Arkansas, Brenda Warren Brown of Blytheville, and Patricia Warren Peterson of Blytheville; one sister, Dorothy Chrisman of Lenoir City, Tennessee; 15 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 16th at 3:00 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mitchell King, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.