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Florence E. Riggs, 93., of Bristol ,passed away peacefully of natural causes early Saturday morning June 29, 2019 at the home of her son. She was born October 6, 1925 in Lafe, Arkansas to Thomas E. and Adar Dee (Patton) Meredith. She married Raymond M. Riggs on April 12, 1943 in Kennett, Mo. Ray died Aug. 16, 1997.
Surviving is her son Raymond (Jean) Riggs; granddaughter Melissa (Thomas) Hart; 10 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
Her husband, granddaughter Rebecca Riggs, brother Otis Meredith and sisters, Marie Brown, Viola Jackson, Jeanette Nelson and Jewell Crawford preceded her in death.
Florence worked for a time at Keanes in Middlebury, Ventline and picked cotton in her youth in Missouri. She loved gardening and growing beautiful flowers for all to enjoy.
Visitation for Florence will be from 10-11 am. Tuesday, July 2, at Billings Funeral Home, we will then proceed to Oakridge Cemetery in Bristol for her burial next to Raymond.