Abbie R. Amos

Abbie R. Amos

CHESTERFIELD—Abbie Riggs Amos went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2023, at her Brandermill Woods home.

Abbie grew up in Nora with her parents and seven siblings. She graduated from National Business College in Roanoke, married her classmate, Earl B. Riggs in 1948 and moved to Richmond.

After Earl’s death, Abbie worked at William Byrd Community House and raised their three children. In 1976, she married Arthur M. Amos.

After retirement, she and Art moved to the Rappahannock River where Abbie lived for over 30 years. Abbie enjoyed serving God with her friends at Bethel UMC, playing golf, bridge, gardening, cooking and fishing with her family.

After the death of her son, Jeff, in 2014, she moved to Brandermill Woods where she was lovingly cared for by all the staff there until her passing.

Family was so important to Abbie. She loved and supported us and was always proud of our accomplishments.

Abbie was preceded in death by her parents, George B. and Frances S. Lambert; brothers, Norman, Elmer and A.J.; sisters, Linda, Bernice and Rose; her son, Jeffrey E. Riggs; her husbands; and her stepson, Michael Amos.

She is survived by her sister, Joan McGirt of Florida; her brother-in-law, Dr. Worthy Pegram of Virginia Beach; and her sister-in-law, Hazel Whitley of Chesapeake. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Doug Riggs (Dale); daughter, Mechelle Stansfield (Michael); grandchildren, Laura, Keith, Sarah (Tom), Brian (Lauren) and Danni; seven great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, at Bliley’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Road in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Bethel UMC, P.O. Box 118, Lively, VA 22507, or to “George & Frances Lambert Scholarship”, P.O. Box 92, Emory, VA 24327.