Mrs. Mary K. Rigsby

  • BORN: November 12, 1939
  • DIED: March 21, 2018
  • LOCATION: Tifton, Georgia

Mrs. Mary K. Rigsby, 78, of Tifton died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at her residence.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Cargle, Rev. Jerry Cooper and Mr. Craig Goodman will officiate.
Mrs. Rigsby was born on November 12, 1939 in Tift County to the late Patrick Charles and Sara Kathryn West Willis. She had lived in Worth County for many years before moving to Tift County. Mrs. Rigsby was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, yard work and doing word search puzzles. She was a faithful member of Northside Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, attended Sunday School Class and served on the Kitchen Committee.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest "Jackie" Rigsby of Tifton; son, Keith Rigsby, Sr. (Rhonda) of Sylvester; daughter, Angela Karvonen (Scott) of Tift County; grandchildren, Kayla O'Grady (Mark), Keith "Jay" Rigsby, Jr. (Carrie), Anna Hancock (Brett), Matthew Rigsby, Rebecca Rigsby, Rachel Rigsby, Whitney Taylor and Tucker Karvonen; great-grandchildren, Kylie & Rylee O'Grady, Aaden O'Grady, Isabella Rigsby, and Jordan Hancock; sister, Patsy Goodman of Tifton along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rigsby was preceded in death by her brother, Charles O. "Bud" Willis.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.
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Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.

  • Friday, March 23
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Banks Funeral Home
  • 210 N. Main Street
  • Sylvester, GA 31791
  • (229) 776-2055
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Funeral Service
  • Saturday, March 24
    11:00 AM
  • Northside Baptist Church
  • 506 North Westberry St.
  • Sylvester, GA 31791
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  • Saturday March 24
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
  • 701 S. Isabella St.
  • Sylvester, GA 31791
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“ I am so sorry to learn of Mary Katherine's passing. I didn't know her very long , but she was so sweet. My thoughts and prayers go to you all. ...Read More »

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