Metta Jean McPherson Riggle

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Metta Jean McPherson Riggle won her ten-year battle with Parkinson’s disease and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 17, 2019. Metta was born in Wheeling County, WV on Feb. 24, 1939. She grew up in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, graduating from West Alexandria High School of West Alexandria, PA in 1957.
Metta is preceded in death by her husband, Ralford, of 48 years; her mother, Thelma McPherson and her brother, Ear-nest Culley, Jr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dennis Parsley of Mauriceville, TX; her son and daughter-in-law, James D. and Tammy Riggle of Sparta, TN; grandson, Na-than Landolt of Houston, TX; grandson and granddaughter-in-law Seth and Jill Landolt of Wylie, TX; grandson, Tyler Riggle of Sparta, TN; sister and brother-in-law Glenda and William Craig of Claysville, PA; numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends.
The family received friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX. A celebration of Metta’s life followed at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Interment followed at Woodlawn Garden of Memories Cemetery in Houston.
Memorials may be made to Houston Area Parkinson Society (2700 SW Freeway #296, Houston, TX 77098).
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