Lula Evans Riggs



MAYSVILLE - Lula Evans Riggs, 95, of Maysville, went peacefully to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 1, 2018, with her family by her side. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday at Grants Creek Baptist Church. A private burial will follow at the Evans Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Riggs was born to the late Percy David and Sudie Phillips Evans on May 22, 1923, in Onslow County. Growing up, Lula worked many long hours on the farm and cooking for her family. She also worked with Onslow County Schools as a Child Nutrition server for many years. Gardening was her most favorite thing to do outside of spending time with her family, who she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Zeb Vance Riggs, Sr.; a grandson, Rudy Simeone, Jr.; two sisters, Hallie Batchelor and Estelle Morton; two brothers, David and Percy Evans; and one daughter-in-law, Sandra Bartlett Riggs.
Survivors include her children, Zeb Riggs and his wife, Gloria of The Villages, FL, J.C. (Buddy) Riggs and his wife, Viki of Maysville, Audrey Hart and her husband, Bryan of Troy, AL, Glenda Barton and her husband, Glen of Winterville, Debbie Fitzgerald and her husband, Bill of Swansboro, Janet Simeone and her husband, Rudy of Maysville and Sandy Phillips and her husband, Clyde of Swansboro; one sister, Ruby Williams of Jacksonville; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.
Lula was an amazing, loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be dearly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to 3HC Hospice, 214 Main Street, Pollocksville, NC 28573 or to Grants Creek Baptist Church, 1401 Old 30 Road, Maysville, NC 28555.
The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, prior to the service, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the church.
The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and all of their support during this difficult time. Special thanks are extended to their friends and caregivers, Donna Velez, Madelyn Choate Fulcher and Olga Oliver; and her granddaughter, Teresa Riggs.