Mrs. Loudene Wright Riggs, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, January 30, 2023, at Brightwater Assisted Living in Myrtle Beach, SC. Mrs. Riggs was born March 25, 1928, in Mount Airy, one of seven children born to the late Roxie Ashburn Wright and Grover Cleveland Wright. She married William Paul Riggs in 1951 and faithfully served with him in numerous churches across North Carolina, while raising their four children. She worked in banking and loved to travel. She is survived by three daughters, Cindy Coone and her husband, B.E., of Asheville, Nancy Minor of Little River SC, and LuAnne Branson and her husband, Steve, of Fletcher; a son, William Paul Riggs, Jr. of North Myrtle Beach, SC; six grandchildren, Jason Minor and his wife, Samantha, Meredith Coone Lamm and her husband, Chris, Allyson Riggs Smith and her husband, Chris, Stephanie Branson Webb and her husband, John, Kelsey Riggs Trexler and her husband, Jon Scott, and Jessica Branson Caudill and her husband, Nathan; thirteen great-grandchildren, David Ward-Minor, Tyler Minor, Kelcie Minor, Makenah Minor, Tegan Minor, Savannah Smith, Charlotte Smith, Stratton Lamm, Ansley Lamm, Avery Trexler, Olivia Trexler, Forrest Caudill, and Josiphine Webb; a great-great-grandchild, Kash Ward-Minor; two sisters-in-law, Betty Johnson Wright and Evelyn Bowman Wright, both of Mount Airy; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Riggs was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. William Paul Riggs, Sr.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Alease and R.C. Lambert and Barbara Wright Holcomb; and four brothers and a sister-in-law, Staff Sgt. David Dale Wright, Cletis Goodwin and Helen Wright, Curtis Hylton Wright, and Donald Rayburn Wright. A service of worship and celebration of Loudene’s life will be held Friday, February 3, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy, with Dr. Steve Martin and the Rev. Jay Meadows officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 noon until the hour of the service. A graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery after the service.