Official Obituary of

Ms. Willie Frances Mims Riggsbee

April 2, 1930 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Ms. Willie Frances Mims Riggsbee Obituary

Pelham, NC - It is with profound sorrow we announce the death of Ms. Willie Frances Mims Riggsbee of 191 Simpson Lane Pelham, NC, who passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at her residence.

She was a native of Caswell Co. NC, the daughter of the late Palmer Howard Simpson and Nannie Foster Simpson born April 2, 1930. She was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church, where she was one of the mothers of the church.

Frankie, as she was called by many, was an employee of the federal government at the Navy Yard before retirement.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Riggsbee; one son, George Mims; three brothers, James Palmer Simpson, Thomas E. Simpson, and John Henry Simpson; three sisters, Ruby Cobb; Ollie Mae Cobb, and Mildred Phillips.

She leaves to cherish her memories, four sons, Gillis Simpson of Ruffin, NC; Mark Mims of Upper Marlboro, Md., Quentin Mims of Capital Heights, Md., Lovelton Mims of Pelham, NC.; two daughters, Anita Long of Pelham, NC, and Marqueita Sandoval ( Hugo) of Germantown, Md.; two brothers, Roy Simpson (Vernell) of Reidsville, NC and David Simpson of Pelham, NC; five sisters, Marie Mims of White Oak, Md., Lillie Valies and Earline Simpson both of  Cheverly, Md., Hazel Foster of Washington, DC, and Jeraldine Williamson of Yanceyville, NC; 15 grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

A viewing for Ms. Willie Frances Mims Riggsbee will be on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 5 PM to 8 PM in the John & Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home.

Funeral service for Ms. Willie Frances Mims Riggsbee will be on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Mineral Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Freddie Seabrooks will deliver the words of comfort. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


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February 24, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John & Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home

Funeral Service
February 25, 2024

2:00 PM
Mineral Springs Baptist Church
774 Mineral Springs Rd.
Pelham, NC 27311

Interment following funeral service
February 25, 2024

Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
774 Mineral Springs Rd.
Pelham, NC, NC 27311


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