Mary Margaret Lytle Riggins

Posted at 12:34 PM on Nov 13, 2017


Born on August 10, 1921 in McDowell County to Oren and Annie Lytle, Mary Margaret Lytle Riggins was the first of four girls. She was married to Arthur James Riggins for 48 years.

After a stay at Autumn Care in Cornelius, she passed away on November 10, 2017, at the age of 96. She is survived by sons, John (wife, Linda), Tom (wife, Linda) and Bob (wife, Sandy); daughter, Mary Ann Sabatinni; and one sister, Peggy McCurry. Also, Mary Margaret had eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

A member of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church for 70 years, she served in many capacities. She also worked for Biltmore Dairy for 45 years and later was employed by Pony Express and Wells Fargo.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, and two sisters, Polly Salzman and Helen Phifer.

She loved her Lord, family, friends, quilting, flowers and hummingbirds.

Visitation at Pritchard Memorial will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bobby Morrow officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203 for the “Now Is The Time” campaign.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the caregivers at Autumn Care and Hospice. You have blessed our family with your kindness.

Troutman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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