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Jewell Morris Riggs, Kingsport

Published April 3rd, 2012 9:41 pm

KINGSPORT — Jewell Morris Riggs, of Kingsport, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
She was born and lived in Kingsport until the last two years, when she moved to Evans, Georgia. Jewell retired from the Kingsport City School System and then did volunteer work for Habitat Resale Store and the St. Paul’s Food Pantry. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Riggs; brother, Jimmy Morris; son, Kenneth Riggs; niece, Adalie Morris; and parents, Henderson Morris and Addie Morris Pratt.
Survivors include her son, Alan Riggs and wife, Debbie, of Jonesborough; her daughter, Diane Riggs Sheffield and husband, John, of Evans, Georgia; and daughter-in-law, Neshma Riggs, of Church Hill, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Heather and Joey Barrs, of Evans, Georgia, Nick and Emily Sheffield, of Evans, Georgia, Jason and Denise Riggs, of Douglasville, Georgia, Brooke and Tom Tollerton, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mike and Sharee Riggs of Atlanta, Georgia, and Melinda and Dennis Miller, of Kingsport, Tennessee; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, Mary Walker and Vickie Morris, of Lakeland, Florida; and sister-in-law, Avon Morris.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 14th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Edward J. Mills, III officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Habitat Resale Store.
Courtesy of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.