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Shirley Talley Riggsbee

Posted By Hall-Wynne On February 15, 2017 @ 1:28 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 8 Comments

Durham – Mrs. Shirley Talley Riggsbee, 78, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Duke University Hospital.

Mrs. Riggsbee was born on August 6, 1938 in Durham, the daughter of the late Lena and Angus Talley.  She graduated from Durham High School and was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church.  For many years she was employed as an Administrative Secretary in Duke University’s football office.

She is survived by her son, Rick Riggsbee, and his wife, Sharon, of Raleigh; grandchildren, Alex and Taylor Riggsbee; brother, Robert Talley, and his wife, Jean, of Greensboro, NC; sister, Gerri Smith of Durham; and her sisters-in-law, Alice DeLozier of Mebane, NC, Mary Talley of Oxford, NC and Peggy Talley of Durham, NC.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard Talley, Marion Talley, and Ray Talley.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 11:00am, at Temple Baptist Church, 4504 Sterling Drive, Durham.  Officiating will be Rev. Mark Mofield, and Rev. Tim Wheeler.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the church, from 10-11 am.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial may be made to a charity of your choice.

The Riggsbee family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.  Online condolences may be submitted at www.hallwynne.com, select obituaries.


Condolences for the family of “Shirley Talley Riggsbee”

Condolence from Cathy Cozart on February 15th, 2017 11:20 pm

Rick and Sharon…you are in my thoughts and prayers and may you feel the comfort of God’s love. Cathy Cozart

Condolence from Kim Foushee on February 16th, 2017 7:46 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rick and Sharon and all of the family.
So sorry for your loss!
Kim and Rusty Foushee

Condolence from Jim Collins on February 16th, 2017 2:27 pm

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Shirley was wonderful to work with.
She will always be part of Duke Football.

Condolence from The Pendergraph Family on February 16th, 2017 3:20 pm

Rick and family – So very sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a sweet lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Lou Ann Lowe on February 16th, 2017 4:21 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God comfort and support you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Cesar V on February 16th, 2017 4:24 pm

Thought are with you Rick. Very sorry for your loss

Condolence from MG BOBBITT JR. on February 16th, 2017 7:01 pm

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH SHIRLEY’S FAMILY. I HAVE KNOWN HER SINCE WE WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER. WE WORKED
TOGETHER AT WSSB RADIO STATION FOR ABOUT FIFTEEN YEARS AND SHE WAS LOVED AND RESPECTED BY THE STAFF AND ESPECIALLY BY “DADDY
RABBIT” AND “COUNTRY BOY” SHE WILL BE MISSED BY HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND I PRAY THEY WILL BE CONFORTED AND BLESSED DURING THIS SAD TIME.
MG BOBBITT

Condolence from Barbara Howell DeBank on February 17th, 2017 7:36 pm

Shirley and I worked together at Duke Hospital during the early 60’s. She was a good friend and so very beautiful. So sorry to hear of her passing and sending comforting thoughts to her loved ones.

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