Inez Lee Riggins

Inez Lee Riggins, 91, of Blackshear, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at her granddaughter’s residence.

Born in Blackshear August 22, 1929, she had lived in Pierce County most of her life.  She had worked for the former Pierce Trading Company for 18 years before going to work at Clough-Pearson Funeral Home – now Pearson-Dial Funeral Home – as receptionist and retiring after 42 years of dedicated service. She had also done babysitting for numerous family members over the years. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was in the Alert Sunday school class. She had enjoyed working in her yard as well as sewing and crocheting. For many years she had made countless numbers of clothes, blankets, and kitchen towels for friends and family but her number one hobby was her job. She was a very dedicated employee to the funeral home and the families that they served.

She was a daughter of the late James Earic and Ether O’Quinn Lee. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lottie Lee Howell; all four of her brothers, Leaster Lee, W. Emory Lee, John P. Lee and Everette Lee and four brothers-in-law, Marcus Holland, Delmor Haynes, Arnold DePratter and Sammy Harris.

Survivors include her daughter, Amy Ragsdale Steuver, lackshear; her two granddaughters, Jennifer (Joe) Caldwell, Knoxville, TN and Stephanie (Hugh) Carter, Blackshear; her four precious great-grandchildren, Laura Michelle Caldwell, Isabella Marie “Izzy” Caldwell, Jordan Frey Carter and Abbigail Rose Carter; three sisters, Eugenia “Jeanie” Haynes, Waycross, Marlene Harris, Blackshear and Amy L. Holland, Richmond Hill; her sister-in-law, Debbie Lee, Blackshear; her caregiver, Melissa Thigpen, Blackshear and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 9, at the funeral home chapel.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 9, from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be in the High Bluff Cemetery in Brantley County.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 670 Main St., Blackshear, GA  31516 or to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA  31501.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines as well as the use of facemasks are strongly encouraged.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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