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Jerry Riggins

September 14, 1959 ~ May 6, 2021 (age 61)


Jerry Riggins, age 61, of Pearson, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at his residence. Mr. Riggins was born on September 14, 1959 in Coffee County, Georgia the son of the late Johnnie David & Betty Lou Dobbs Riggins.

Mr. Riggins worked as a truck driver and was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife Scarlett G. Riggins of Pearson, GA; 2 sons, Shawn Riggins (Marlene ) of Stockton, GA and Johnny Riggins (Caitlyn) of Pearson, GA; 3 grandchildren, Nataleigh Riggins, Elijah Riggins and Case Riggins; sister, Brenda Thomas (Andrew) of Hahira, GA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening, May 8, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Sims Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Royals Cemetery, Pearson, GA. Pallbearers will be Leon Pittman, J.R. Riggins, Rudolph Dobbs, Andy Thomas, Johnny Riggins, and Shawn Riggins.

Musical selection will be “Amazing Grace (Bagpipes) on CD.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Due to COVID-19, Sims Funeral Home Inc. will require all guests and attendees to wear appropriate medical grade face-masks and maintain social distancing at all times while visiting our facility, and highly encouraged at our services outside of our facility.  Masks are not provided.

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May 8, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sims Funeral Home
201 N Peterson Ave.
Douglas, Georgia 31533

Funeral Service
May 9, 2021

2:00 PM
Sims Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. Peterson Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533

May 9, 2021

Royals Church Cemetery
5745 Sunnyside Church Rd
Pearson, GA 31642

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