Sheri Ann Rigsby

Age 67, of Melvindale, passed away on August 31, 2023. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Sheri’s Tribute Wall at

Sheri Ann Rigsby was born on July 17, 1956, in Monticello, Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Aloha (Durbin) Mathis.
Sheri worked at Donovan’s Pub for over 20 years. She loved cooking and making jewelry. Proud grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of one.
Sheri is survived by her daughter; Michelle Rice (Timothy), son; Jason Rigsby (Christina). Grandchildren; Austin Burnett, Brandon Marshall (Kaitlyn), Avery Marshall, Jason Rigsby Jr., Mallory Rigsby, Abel Rigsby,  Waylon Rigsby,  Garrett Rigsby. Great Grandchild; Kayden Burnett. Siblings; Lawanda Ellis (Jerry), Janet Mathis. Soul sister; Sylvia Torres.


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14 Condolences

  1. Michelle Rice on September 11, 2023 at 9:43 am

    I love you mom. My heart misses you. I hope you are laughing with your friends and dancing with the angels. Till I see you again…

  2. Shawna Barber on September 11, 2023 at 9:53 am

    My Aunt Sheri! What a beautiful soul you were. I remember you living with us when I was a child. I remember all the times we drove to Detroit to visit you! And I will always cherish this last visit with you. Taking you to your favorite restaurant for dinner and playing cards in the hotel room! Dance with the Angels. Tell Dad we said Hi. We love you Aunt Sheri. ❤️💕❤️

  3. Nicole on September 11, 2023 at 10:35 am

    My momma #2, nothing in this World could have prepared any of us for your passing 💔 I can’t even remember when a time when I didn’t know you. You were there to celebrate every important moment of my life and you held our hand through every tragedy that came our way. My mind understand why you had to go but my heart still hurts and tears still fall. Please hold my baby boy tight and tell him all about his crazy family and stay close to mom bc you know her, tough on the outside and just soft and so loving in the inside. Fly high & free. I love you, always and forever ❤️ 🕊

  4. Lacie on September 11, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Definitely were like another grandmother to me when I was around. I will always forever remember you and all the memories I had with you. Christmas and Thanksgiving was the best 2015-2017 forever loved ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Eva on September 11, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    The last time I saw you,was with Sylvia and then I open FB and saw of your passing. My heart was broken. You will be missed, but you’ll always live in the memories of all of us. I’ll always remember your affectionate smile. R.I.P.Sherri

  6. Delia Mauricio on September 11, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    It was great talking to you last time. As a kids you were the most sweetest friend my mom had. I will never forget you laugh and the way you said my name it was so different lol. I love you sherry RIH ❤️

  7. Cliff on September 14, 2023 at 4:57 am

    I will always cherish the time we got to spend together. U made me feel loved as soon as we met and I’ve missed u ever since. I hope your up there living your best life! Til we meet again

  8. Edwina Sue Gower (Mathis 1st cousin) on September 15, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    My first cousin that I hadn’t seen in a long long time. I wish we had been able to reconnect before you passed to a better world. I hope to join you there in the future in the company of our ancestors. My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved her.

  9. Brenda Waller on September 15, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    My deepest condolences to you and yours. She is now in the loving arms of ourLord and Savior.

  10. Mattie on September 16, 2023 at 1:09 am

    Sherry is one of my longtime friends we worked together at Adela‘s. We spent time outside of work and I remember my first time ever eaten chicken and dumplings. It was from her at her house. It was amazing. She was an amazing person to the whole community may she rest in peace. .my friend

  11. Marla Grenfell on September 16, 2023 at 11:51 am

    Aunt Sheri I am so glad I got to see you a couple of years ago. We had so much fun looking at pictures and playing UNO. I love you. Tell Dad Hi.

  12. Mari Gutierrez on September 16, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Sheri and i met through our Mutual friend Sylvia, that was 25 yrs ago. Over the years we were known as the Golden Girls. We’d talk about us 3 retiring in a Nursing Home and all the adventures we we’re going to have.😪 i will forever remember the Fun times with Sheri, untill we meet again my dear friend a.k.a. Blanche

  13. Sheryl Gonzales on September 17, 2023 at 4:29 am

    Sher Bear, I am sad to hear of your passing… You were one of my closest friends for years, everytime I hear Neon Moon I think of us singing it as loud as we could and dancing to our own beat.
    We had so many good times, even when we worked for Aramark and you were my boss, you were the best boss. We always stayed in contact no matter how much time had gone by, we would always pick bck up where we left off… There are memories I’ll cherish forever, till we meet again my friend. Love you Mucho, Rest Eternally In Heaven.

  14. Angela Bennett on September 22, 2023 at 7:39 am

    It’s been some time since I have seen you but I never forgot you. I always thought of you over the years. I remember trips my family made to Detroit to visit. I love you Aunt Sheri. Rest in peace. Xoxo

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