Friday, February 26, 2021

Dyanne Rigby

On February 25, 2021, Margaret Dyanne Rigby, 74, went home to be with her Savior and Lord. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on February 27, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Louisville, Mississippi. Dr. Don Boone, Rev. Heath Hillman, and Brad Rigby will be conducting the services. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at the church. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery of Louisville.

Dyanne was born on January 23, 1947, in Neshoba County to Victor and Jewell Fulton. She graduated from Neshoba Central High in 1964, attended East Central Junior College in 1965, and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in business education. In the fall of 1968, she began her forty-three year career with the State Department of Human Services as a case worker in Attala County; in 2011, she retired as a program investigator in Winston County. Until failing health hindered her attendance, Dyanne was an active member of First Baptist Church of Louisville. For several years, she served as a Sunday School Teacher to teenage girls and later to adult ladies’ group, but her greatest love was working with the church and associational Bible Drills for more than twenty-five years.

She was a member of several Bible study groups including the Bible Study Precepts Class at Good Hope Baptist Church and Truth Bible Study at First Baptist Church. Despite her health problems and Covid-19 restrictions, she remained active with her close friends in 2020, creating masks and bibs at her dining room table. She strongly supported the missionary efforts of Samaritan’s Purse Ministries and Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2).

Dyanne enjoyed shopping with her sisters, traveling to foreign counties, and being a good listener to others that needed to voice their problems and concerns. The laughs and good times she shared at game nights with all of her friends was a highlight of her later years. She also enjoyed her frequent outings traveling to Starkville, Ackerman, Philadelphia and French Camp to eat with her friends as well as her Birthday Group meetings.

Dyanne is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ferrell Rigby of Louisville; two sons, Brett Farrell of Union, Mississippi and Bradford Lee of Cordele, Georgia. Her greatest pleasure was following the pursuits of grandson, Parker Fulton, his wife Natalie Rae, and granddaughter Ansley Suzanne. She was affectionately called “Gran” by Parker, Natalie and Ansley, who never found her without the best instructions for them. She is survived by siblings; Shirley Faye Cumberland (Ray) of Pearl, Mississippi, James Keith Fulton (Mary Ann) of Philadelphia, Mississippi, and Linda Charlene Thompson (Gary) of Huntsville, Alabama. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews.

The Pallbearers will be her grandson Parker Rigby, and her nephews: Michael Fulton, Mitchell Fulton, Marty Fulton, Phil Cumberland, and Chris Thompson.

Memorials may be given to Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2), P.0. Box 1614, Livingston, Texas and First Baptist Church of Louisville. Memorials and condolences may be shared with family by signing the guest register at