Joyce Riggs

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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