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Celebrating the life of
Joel W. Riggs
February 20, 1958 - September 21, 2018
Devoted Father and loving husband
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 5:00 pm. until 7:00 p.m. - Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 12:00pm - Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Burial
  • 3:00pm - Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery
  • 8819 US Hwy 301 (Map)
    Glennville, Georgia 30427

  • 912-654-5398

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that is promised in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Janice, I am so sorry for you loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you and the boys and give you all only the comfort that He can give. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless, K. Pendleton

K Pendleton, ,

To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

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My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. No one can truly feel the sorrow that your bear, I can only pray that you find strength in the Lord. Linda Cornelius & Family

Linda Cornelius & Family, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. I was truly saddened to hear about Joel’s passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Monique Johnson , Sarasota , FL

Please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

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Janice and family. So sorry about your loss. God will comfort, so seek him while he is near. Lifting you up in my prayers daily!!! Walt

Walt Renz and Family, Hinesville, ga

My sincerest condolences.May Jehovah the God of all comfort be with you and your dear loved ones during this difficult time.(2Cor1:3,4)Please visit JW.ORG to learn more about God`s beautiful promises.

Givens, , Ga

My sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in God's promise to remove death forever (Revelation 21:3,4). We eagerly look forward to this hope. Please see JW.ORG for more of God's promises.

Dubarie, , GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

Sending our love and condolences as we pray for your comfort and strength at this difficult time.

The O'Neal Family, Detroit, MI

Janice, I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss of Joel. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Thinking of you and sending my prayers. God Bless, Kevin Malecha

Kevin Malecha, St Louis Park, Mn

Janice and sons we are so sorry to hear about Joel passing,we will be Praying for you and your family MaG,Candy also send there condolences as well this is your friend Kimberly call me anytime 719 551-1699 Love ya'll.

Kimberly Garrett Hubbard, Colorado Springs, CO

Janice,Joel,Jeremy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Hugs and Much love to you my friend forever.

Annette, Alex and Christian Jones(The Jones Family), Farmington Hills, MI

My condolences to the family . It is a very sad time for the family , but u know our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection,so we will be able to see them , please read John chapter 5 :28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength.for more information on what happens to our love ones. Again I am sorry for your loss.jw.org

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Look to God for comfort and strength during this difficult time. He promises to end death forever (Revelation 21:3-5) and bring back to life many of those sleeping in death (Daniel 12:2), in addition to that he will lovingly reunite them with their families. Just as Jesus did with those whom he resurrected in the bible (Luke 7:11-15). To learn more about the hope for our dead loved ones, go to jw.org and type "death" in the search bar. I hope that these promises bring you as much hope and comfort as they have brought me.

The Wiggins Family, , VA

Janice, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! My God send his love and keep you in his glory thought this time. Love you lady! ~Jess

Stelling Family, Savannah, GA

Janice, Please know that your friends are praying for you during this time. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Be Encouraged! Nat and Dora

Natalyn Morris, Savannah, Georgia

So very sorry for your loss. Isaiah 25:8 says “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces”. Not only will death be done away with, but our loved ones will be restored to life. Acts 24:15

D K, ,

My condolences to the Riggs family. May you find comfort from God in the scripture 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

Marie, Savannah, GA

Joel Wilfred Riggs, 60, passed away September 21, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Joel was born on February 20, 1958 in Royal Oak, MI to the late Leo and Shirley Riggs. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country from 1985 until 1992. Joel was a very giving person and always helped those in need. He enjoyed collecting coins, cooking, and watching cooking shows.

Joel is survived by his wife, Janie Riggs; his two sons, Joel and Jeremy Riggs; his brother, Tom Riggs; and his two sisters, Colleen Francois and Noreen Riggs.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. at Georgia Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.

Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com.

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My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that is promised in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Janice, I am so sorry for you loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you and the boys and give you all only the comfort that He can give. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless, K. Pendleton

K Pendleton, ,

To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

, ,

My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. No one can truly feel the sorrow that your bear, I can only pray that you find strength in the Lord. Linda Cornelius & Family

Linda Cornelius & Family, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. I was truly saddened to hear about Joel’s passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Monique Johnson , Sarasota , FL

Candle tribute lit by Monique Johnson — Florida

Please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

, ,

Janice and family. So sorry about your loss. God will comfort, so seek him while he is near. Lifting you up in my prayers daily!!! Walt

Walt Renz and Family, Hinesville, ga

My sincerest condolences.May Jehovah the God of all comfort be with you and your dear loved ones during this difficult time.(2Cor1:3,4)Please visit JW.ORG to learn more about God`s beautiful promises.

Givens, , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Debora Smart-Shelley — Georgia

My sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in God's promise to remove death forever (Revelation 21:3,4). We eagerly look forward to this hope. Please see JW.ORG for more of God's promises.

Dubarie, , GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

Sending our love and condolences as we pray for your comfort and strength at this difficult time.

The O'Neal Family, Detroit, MI

Janice, I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss of Joel. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Thinking of you and sending my prayers. God Bless, Kevin Malecha

Kevin Malecha, St Louis Park, Mn

Janice and sons we are so sorry to hear about Joel passing,we will be Praying for you and your family MaG,Candy also send there condolences as well this is your friend Kimberly call me anytime 719 551-1699 Love ya'll.

Kimberly Garrett Hubbard, Colorado Springs, CO

Janice,Joel,Jeremy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Hugs and Much love to you my friend forever.

Annette, Alex and Christian Jones(The Jones Family), Farmington Hills, MI

My condolences to the family . It is a very sad time for the family , but u know our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection,so we will be able to see them , please read John chapter 5 :28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength.for more information on what happens to our love ones. Again I am sorry for your loss.jw.org

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Look to God for comfort and strength during this difficult time. He promises to end death forever (Revelation 21:3-5) and bring back to life many of those sleeping in death (Daniel 12:2), in addition to that he will lovingly reunite them with their families. Just as Jesus did with those whom he resurrected in the bible (Luke 7:11-15). To learn more about the hope for our dead loved ones, go to jw.org and type "death" in the search bar. I hope that these promises bring you as much hope and comfort as they have brought me.

The Wiggins Family, , VA

Janice, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! My God send his love and keep you in his glory thought this time. Love you lady! ~Jess

Stelling Family, Savannah, GA

Janice, Please know that your friends are praying for you during this time. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Be Encouraged! Nat and Dora

Natalyn Morris, Savannah, Georgia

So very sorry for your loss. Isaiah 25:8 says “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces”. Not only will death be done away with, but our loved ones will be restored to life. Acts 24:15

D K, ,

My condolences to the Riggs family. May you find comfort from God in the scripture 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

Marie, Savannah, GA


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