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OBIT: Mrs. Jewell Rigsby

Mrs. Jewell Rigsby

Mrs. Jewell Rigsby, age 72, of Lebanon and a longtime resident of the Watervale Community died at the TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday morning July 16, 2019 where she was admitted Sunday evening suffering from complications from sepsis.

Eld. Rickey Hall officiated at the 11 a.m. funeral services which were conducted Friday morning July 19th from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Garden of Everlasting Life at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

The daughter of the late Jessie Wilson “Jess” Washer who died March 23, 1998 at the age of 76 and Robbie Barrett Washer who died January 11, 2010 at the age of 87, she was born Ruby Jewell Washer in the Bluff Creek Community and was one of eleven children.

She was preceded in death by six siblings, Bernice Clay Washer who died at the age of 72 on January 29, 2018, Joyce Ann Washer Bennett who died at the age of 66 on July 22, 2017, Larry David Washer who died at the age of 56 on May 18, 2011, Jimmy Randy Washer who died at the age of 46 on March 13, 2003, Roger Dale Washer who died at the age of 53 on February 6, 2003 and Jessie Mitchell Washer who died at the age of 52 on September 7, 1995.

At the Gainesboro Courthouse on September 12, 1964 Mrs. Rigsby was united in marriage to Dave Rigsby.

In addition to her duties as a housewife and mother she worked early in her life at the former Donelson Hospital.

Mrs. Rigsby was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon.

Surviving in addition to her husband Dave, of almost fifty four years, are their three children, Scott Rigsby and wife Kim of the Tanglewood Community, Robin Bergdorf and husband Richie of Lebanon, Jesse Rigsby and wife Crystal of Old Hickory; two sisters, Willodean Washer Davis and of South Carthage, Betty Washer Gibbs and husband Roger of Carthage, two brothers, Bill Washer and wife Odean Harville Washer of the Pigeon Roost Community, Ronnie Washer and Pam of Carthage; nine grandchildren, Corey Rigsby and wife Kim, Katlyn Mayo and husband Shawn, Savana Martin, Justin Martin and wife Autumn, Adam Martin and wife Becca, Alexis Mahaffa, Beckman Rigsby, twins Kipton and Ella Rigsby; five great-grandchildren.