Jeannie Lee Riggins

Jeannie Lee Riggins

June 5, 2022, 70, Goldsboro –

Jeannie Lee Riggins, 70, entered into the joy of her salvation on Sunday evening, June 5, 2022, while in the comfort of her home surrounded by the love and warm embraces of her family. Now released from the bonds of Multiple Sclerosis that encumbered her for 25 years, she is completely healed and no longer in pain.

Born in Buncombe County on February 23, 1952, Jeannie was the daughter of the late Foy and Henry C. Riggins. A devoted member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, she attended regularly and participated in the ministries of the church as long as her health allowed.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University, Jeannie went on to attain her Master’s degree from Winthrop University and completed a successful career teaching in several Christian and public schools throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Following her teaching career, she served as a supervisor for Wendy’s in Forest City, North Carolina.

Skilled as a needle crafter and uniquely gifted as an artist, Jeannie enjoyed the chance to paint beautiful landscape scenes and create many needlepoint items. Many friends and family members are beneficiaries of Jeannie’s talents, for she loved to share her artwork with those whom she loved.

The thrill of travel was one of Jeannie’s favorite pastimes as she enjoyed the many beautiful sights of God’s creation. Precious Moments figurines were among Jeannie’s prized possessions, and she most enjoyed her trip to Carthage, Missouri to visit the Precious Moments Chapel.

The family will receive friends at Seymour Funeral Home on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by a service to celebrate Jeannie’s life at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor John Howard officiating. Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2022, in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Bill Rose officiating.

Jeannie is survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Bob Joyner: nephew, Jeff Joyner and wife, Vicki; niece, Stephanie Joyner; and great nephew and niece, Graham Joyner and Brooke Joyner. She is also survived by Bob’s sister, Mary Dell Joyner.

The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to the many aids, caregivers, friends, and neighbors who cared for Jeannie throughout the years. Though she will be dearly missed, she forever holds a place in our hearts.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in her memory to The First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1100 The First Church Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Services are entrusted in the care of Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at