Reverend Theodore Riggins

March 1, 1951 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 69)


"How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?"...Romans 10:14

Reverend Theodore James Riggins, the son of the late Harry James and Cleo Kennedy Riggins was born on March 1, 1951 in Walterboro, South Carolina. He was the eldest grandson of the late Charlie (Jestine) Riggins, Sr. and Thomas (Janie) Cain Kennedy.

Rev. Riggins was raised by his grandmother Jestine Lingard Riggins and earlier in life  by us adoptive father Lewis Riggins and stepmother Hilda Riggins. Theodore earned the privilege of travel by being a military brat. He was married to Julia Mae Henderson on May 23, 1998.

He was reared in Tacoma, Washington but attend public schools of Colleton County graduating from Colleton High School in 1969. He furthered his education at Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, attend radio and broadcasting school. Reverend Riggins was a proud graduate of Morris College in 1980. He pastured early in life as a C.M.E. minister. He currently served as an associate minister at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Varnville, SC where the Reverend Samuel Gregory is pastor.

Reverend Riggins leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted 1st lady Julia Mae Henderson Riggins of Walterboro, SC.One brother Vincent Riggins of Cottageville, SC. Four sisters Virginia (Robert) Doctor, Harriet (Leroy) Doctor of Walterboro, SC. Linda Glover of Atlanta, Georgia Juliet Riggins. Uncles Thomas (Maggie) Riggins of Henderson of Nevada, Jeff Henderson of Walterboro, SC. And John Britt (Corine) of St. George, SC Aunts Katherine Richardson, Margaret (Maggie) Stewart and Helen Prioleau (Silas) all of Walterboro, SC. Deaconess Eva Garvin of St. George, SC. A special cousin Hazel (Daniel) Dezelle of Walterboro, SC. A host of special friends Rev. Albert Smoak, Rev Johnny Fryar, Rev John Stephens, Rev Harry Jenkins and Rev. Margaret Murdaugh. Especially his spiritual mother Georgia Martin and spiritual daughter Evangelist Dianne Johnson. He also leaves a host of many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. A special thanks to Dr. Sanjay Kumar and Davita Dialysis of Walterboro and Veronica Rivers his caregiver.

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October 30, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Harold Frazier Mortuary
300 Francis Street
Walterboro, SC 29488

Funeral Service
October 31, 2020

11:00 AM
Frampton Cemetery
Old Salkehatchie Road
Varnville, SC 29944

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