The Transylvania Times -

Barbara Jean Lance Rigsby


March 21, 2019

Barbara Jean Lance Rigsby, 66, a lifetime resident of Rosman, passed away, Thursday, March 14, 2019, at her residence.

She was born to Reba Clayton Lance and to the late Frank Gordon Lance.

She attended Rosman Church of God and loved fishing and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.

In addition to her father, her children's father and the love of her life, James Michael Rigsby Sr., along with their daughter, Crystal Yvonne Rigsby, preceded her in death.

Those left to cherish her memory include daughter, Angie Rigsby, son, Jamie Rigsby, and mother, Reba Lance, all of Rosman; three sisters, Eloise Mooneyham, of Seneca, S.C., and Ellen Leopard and Rosemary Wich, both of Brevard; three brothers, Eddie Lance, of Brevard, Jimmy Lance, of Rosman and Charles "Doc" Lance, also of Rosman; grandson, Peighton Rigsby and granddaughter, Christa Rigsby, both of Rosman; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Rosman Church of God, with Pastor Mike Pressley and Pastor Gary McCarter officiating.

Burial will follow at Old Toxaway Cemetery.

Pentecostal Lighthouse will be providing dinner after the burial at the fellowship hall of Rosman Church of God.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks to everyone for your continued thoughts and prayers.

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