Rayford “Scoopie” Riggs, 67, of Beaumont, entered eternal life, Monday, Aug. 8, at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont.

A native of Orange, Rayford was born April 26, 1949, to Robert and Ollie “Lucy” Riggs. He attended schools in Orange and was a member of the Class of 1968 at Emma H. Wallace High School. He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Rayford spent most of his adult life in Beaumont and served faithfully as a member and deacon at Holland Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Riggs; parents, Robert and Ollie Riggs; brothers, Robert Riggs, Jr. and Ronnie Riggs; sisters, Brenda Warnell and Yolanda Blanchard.

Leaving to cherish his memories are sisters, Norma Mims and Roberta McCall of Orange; Veronica Riggs of Leavenworth, KS; daughters, Sonya Green of Houston and Anastasia Thomas (Terman) of St. Martinville, LA; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dedicated friends.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, Aug. 20, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 512 W. John Ave, in Orange. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time. Burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery.

Calvary Mortuary in Beaumont, has been entrusted with the arrangements.