Bonnie Sue Cockerham Riggan

Published 9:44 am Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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Mrs. Bonnie Sue Cockerham Riggan, 86, of N. Wentworth Drive and formerly of US 601 North, Mocksville, died Monday, Feb. 1, 202, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

She was born on Dec. 16, 1936 in Surry County to the late William Marvin and Verlie Hawkins Payne Cockerham.

Mrs. Riggan retired from BB&T in 2015. She was a member of Blaise Baptist Church of Mocksville where she served in the church’s ministries in many ways and had been involved in short term mission work with her late husband in Venezuela. Mrs. Riggan was a Proverbs 31 mother, and nothing was more important to her than family and her church. She enjoyed sewing and cooking, especially for her grandchildren, and enjoyed bowling in the Sunshine Ladies League with the “High Flyers”.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Columbus Franklin “Pop” Riggan; a sister; and 3 brothers.

Survivors: 2 children, Regina Chandler (John) of Cooleemee and Ron Riggan (Eileen) of Santa Rosa, Calif.; 5 grandchildren, Adam Chandler, Claire Chandler, Phillip Chandler (Kendra), Jenna Riggan and Connor Riggan; a great-granddaughter, Juliet Chandler; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Blaise Baptist Church withthe  Revs. Ken Furches and Glenn Sellers officiating. Attendees are requested to wear a facial covering. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Riggan at the church, one hour prior to the service and at other times at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Blaise Baptist building fund, 134 Blaise Church Road, Mocksville; or to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.