Reverend John William Rigby
February 6, 1932 - February 28, 2017
Vance Brooks
Brenda Kennedy Clement
Lytha Sanders Lee
Jay Mason and Korin Dobbs
Wayne and Dianne McLendon
LaDonna Hoopes
Megan Smith
Rev. John and Norma Meadows
Sonia Castellanos
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Visitation
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Friday 3/3, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Philadelphia Baptist Church
Friday 3/3, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery
Saturday 3/4, 2:00 pm
Cemetery
Philadelphia Baptist Church

Rev. John William Rigby, 85, of Smiths Station, AL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Newnan, GA while surrounded by his loving family.   A celebration of life service will be held at 2 pm EST Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Smiths …
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Renee Williams left a message on March 7, 2017:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Brother John. He was so kind to my grandmother when she was in the assisted living in Smiths and even visited her in her last years at the nursing home in Eufaula. He was definitely a servant of the Lord.
Lytha Sanders Lee left a message on March 5, 2017:
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Brenda Kennedy Clement left a message on March 5, 2017:
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Jay Mason and Korin Dobbs left a message on March 4, 2017:
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Wayne and Dianne McLendon left a message on March 4, 2017:
A candle was lit by Wayne and Dianne McLendon on 2017/03/04
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Austin and Tori Bruton left a message on March 4, 2017:
Bro John holds a special place in our heart. I know he is enjoying his time praising God but I hurt for his family. I am thankful for his service to the Lord for so many years.
Sonia Castellanos left a message on March 3, 2017:
A candle was lit by Sonia Castellanos on 2017/03/03
Sonia Castellanos left a message on March 3, 2017:
Mrs. Rigby, Gina, Johnny, & Family - Words are difficult to find but please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so thankful God placed the Rigby's in my family's life nearly 50 years ago. Through all this time it's been an absolute joy and pleasure to know each and everyone one of you especially Bro. Rigby. He was the foundation of my faith and that of my sweet parents and for that I am forever thankful and blessed. Love and hugs, Sonia вќ¤пёЏ
Rev. John and Norma Meadows left a message on March 3, 2017:
A candle was lit by Rev. John and Norma Meadows on 2017/03/03
Tommy and Vanessa Webb left a message on March 3, 2017:
A candle was lit by Tommy and Vanessa Webb on 2017/03/03
Moore left a message on March 3, 2017:
My sincere condolences to the family at this time of loss. Even Jesus wept at the loss of a loved one. I have found comfort in the scriptural promise at John 5:28, 29 and I pray you will as well.
Megan Smith left a message on March 3, 2017:
A candle was lit by Megan Smith on 2017/03/03
Rev. John and Norma Meadows left a message on March 3, 2017:
Dear Margie and family,
Our prayers and love are with each of you during this time of grief and sorrow. However, we all know that John is with His Lord, and is waiting for resurrection day. He was a wonderful friend to Norma and I for many years and we'll miss him greatly. He was truly, a prince among men, and was a pastor, to pastors, and I'll always cherish his love and friendship. God bless, and we'll see you soon.
Bro. John and Norma Meadows
Laurie Crenshaw Smith left a message on March 3, 2017:
Brother John was the most influential man in our Christian walk. He baptisted me, my son and brought my Dad back to his Christian roots. He helped my Mother in more ways than I can say and has witnessed to every member of my family many times.
One of my Mother's favorite memories was when Brother John visited her on several occasions he drifted off to sleep while visiting. When Mom gently teased him about this he told her it was a testament on how comfortable he was in her house.
Ms. Margie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. While we will miss him terribly, I cannot imagine your loss. I praise God we will see Brother John again one day. He was a fine man of God and one of a kind.
LaDonna Hoopes left a message on March 3, 2017:
I Believe Brother Rigby was the best pastor I have ever witnessed minister. I don't believe Fairview Baptist Church was the same after he left, I missed him greatly. I continue to pray for your family as I know you have lost a great man of faith and belief. I know he is standing beside Abraham and all the great men of the bible and worshiping Jesus. Yes fishing too and I know he was able to help a multitude become Fishers of Men. God Bless You All.
Eva and Janet Turner left a message on March 3, 2017:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. What a wonderful man of God we were blessed to know.
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So sorry for your loss Gina and family. Please know that you are in our prayers. Love, Carol and Molly Wilkinson

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Dear Gina and Family - We love you and are thinking of you at such a difficult time. Your Daddy was such a fine man and he lived an extraordinary life. We know he will be missed by all that knew him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Francessa, John, Charlotte, Lila and Charley Cox

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Our deepest sympathy to the Rigby family. Expressing heartfelt sympathy and offering a prayer, that God above will comfort you and ease the loss you bear. Mi corazon esta con ustedes. -Diana Medina & Family-

Fred & Dinah Chambers left a message on March 3, 2017:
Love you, Gina Joy. Praying f o r you and your sweet mama, during this time. Know thst the Lord will continue to give you both peace and strength as He has been doing. Your daddy must ha e been a remarkable man to have a daughter like you,. Know that he is rejoicing .
We love you. Fred & Dinah
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
LaDonna Hoopes left a message on March 3, 2017:
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Angela, Anthony and Victoria Smith left a message on March 3, 2017:
Dear Mrs. Margie,
We were so very sorry to hear of Bro. John's passing. We loved him dearly. We love you too very much and want you to know that we are praying for you that the Lord will be your strength during this time.
Ramona Richardson left a message on March 2, 2017:
Our condolences to the Rigby Family.
Jerome & Ramona Richardson
Dr. Jzyk S. Ennis left a message on March 2, 2017:
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you celebrate the life of Rev. Rigby. He has been a memory of my life for decades and has conducted the services of many family members over the years. God's peace and rest to Bro. John and his strength and peace to each of you. Jzyk
Jacky & Becky Sanders left a message on March 1, 2017:
We were so sorry to hear about Brother John's passing. He was a great man of God and we loved him very much. Our Deepest Sympathy to Margie and family.

Love,
Jacky & Becky Sanders
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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