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1631 Church Street
Phone: 757-622-1085
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Shelton Riggins

Shelton Riggins

Tuesday, March 17th, 1953 - Sunday, April 18th, 2021
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Shelton Rigging was born to the late Milton and Ruth Riggins on March 17, 1954.

He was predeceased by one sister, Gwendolyn Riggins and two brothers Paul and Hilton Riggins.

He was a "larger than life" spirit who was well known and loved by many. He was happiest being with family and cherished time spent with his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. A natural entertainer, he loved to sing and enjoyed making people laugh.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory two children, Shelton Evan's (Son) and Nikia Little (Daughter) both of Norfolk VA. Three sisters, Carolyn Lacey, Marlene and Celestine Riggins, 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 5 nieces, 7 nephews, his Life Partner Elaine Moore and a host of close relatives and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 11:00am
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Roosevelt Memorial Park
    1101 Campostella Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Abu Na'im Isma'il

Posted at 10:47am
With a warm spirit and always a pleasant smile brother "Shelley P" as he was affectionally known as amongst those in certain Mr. Sheldon Riggins was a friend of mine whom I shall never forget. Make God bless his family , and allow him to rest in peace.
Abu Na'im Isma'il aka Leigh Cromwell

Susie & Cubby West

Posted at 09:02pm
Our condolences to Shelly Pete and his Family. Prayers for your comfort. I remember meeting Shelly P back in the 70's...and boy oh boy. There are so many incidences that make me smile even now!! It's tragic that he was taken from this earth the way he was but I'm sure he's up there now bringing some comic relief to the Angels above!! Rest in Peace....

Nevada Moulds

Posted at 05:45pm
RIP from Dwight Reid aka Sal and family

Otis Kashhif

Posted at 11:51am
My sincere condolences to the Riggins family, May the Peace and Blessings of G’D be upon you all.
Shelly P was a very gifted personality. Literally, before there was “Chris Rock, D. L. Hughley, Martin Lawrence, Eddie Griffin, Jamie Fox, Kat Williams, and Tracy Morgan” It was Shelly P (Live All-Day)..
If you had basic struggles growing up in the projects whether it be suffering hunger pains, parents receiving turn off notices (lights or gas), failing grades, can’t afford a haircut this month, parents couldn’t afford to purchase a new pair of Chuck’s having to settle for PF Flyer’s, couldn’t go to the beach because of lack of transportation, your puppy love girl friend had to quit you because her parents found the love letter; whatever the circumstance, Shelly P was always there to bring a moment of relief with his G’D gifted talent of making everyone laugh..
I mean he was a healer of pain and misery through laughter. He would make you laugh so hard, it would have tears rolling, stomach aching pains from laughing, begging him to stop with the jokes and would make you mad at the same time if he didn’t. That was the kina friend in need and friend indeed, Shelly P is and was. (“RIP” Homie we Love and Miss you)!!
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Delphine McFarland Freeman Posted at 09:33pm

Sending peace and condolences to the family. I pray that God surrounds you all with love and comfort. Rest in peace Shelly P. TWP4LIFE 💖💖

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