Carolyn Ruth Rigdon, age 76, of Manchester, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Carolyn was born on September 3, 1944 in Manchester, to the late Albert and Jessie Pennywitt. She grew up in a loving home with one brother, late Lawrence Pennywitt and one sister, late Annabelle Fryman.
Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Pete Rigdon. Together they had 5 children, Michael (Debbie) Rigdon, the late David Rigdon, Tim (Tamie) Rigdon, Pete (Joni) Rigdon and Malinda (Wesley) Grooms. She left behind many grandkids that she loved dearly: Jessika (Kris) Saunders, Katie (Dillon) Hayslip, Michael (Geneva) Rigdon, Chasity Rigdon, Gary Wayne Rigdon, Dennis (Amber) Rigdon, Bethany Rogers, Angel Rigdon, Pete (Bub) Rigdon, Brooke Antonides, Christopher Rigdon, Bryce Rigdon, Nick and Ian, Ryland Wikoff, Raegan Wikoff and Raylee Conn; great-grandkids, Kiersten Saunders, Kristopher Saunders, Jaycee Hayslip, Bradley Hayslip, Xayden Rigdon, Kaysen Rigdon, Brody Larson, Ryleigh Brown, Everleigh Rigdon, Cashton Rogers, Jenaelyn Rogers, Celyne Rigdon, Hunter Rigdon and Shelby Rigdon.
Carolyn was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. She became a member in 1969 and has served God faithfully throughout the years. She enjoyed going to ballgames and supporting her kids and grandkids. Carolyn always enjoyed traveling to new places and taking vacations with her family. In life, she worked at Walls for 8 years, the Cotton Mill, Hopewell and was a stay at home wife/mother. She will be greatly missed for her loving heart, kind heart, beautiful smile and her great advice.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Manchester Church of the Nazarene, 508 Pike St., Manchester. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday at the church with Pastor Tony Watson officiating. Burial will follow at Manchester Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home in Manchester.
**During the visitation and funeral, masks will be required and social distancing rules will apply**
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