Genevieve Gertrude Sadler Rigsby

Published 4:57 pm Tuesday, March 4, 2014

RICHMOND, March 4 — Genevieve Gertrude Sadler Rigsby, of Richmond, died on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Retreat Doctors’ Hospital. Genevieve, known to all her friends as G.G., was born in 1931 to Bernard and Genevieve Sadler, and grew up in Powhatan.

She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Lee Rigsby, to whom she was married in 1952 at Grace Episcopal Church in Goochland. She remained an active and faithful member of Grace Church until her death.

Mrs. Rigsby was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who also taught for many years in the Cumberland County School system and served on the Cumberland County School Board. An avid painter, golfer and lover of all animals she will be missed by many, including her devoted canine companion, Heidi.

Email newsletter signup

She is also survived by her children, Joan Smalley of Chesapeake; Daniel Rigsby of Richmond and Michael Rigsby of New Haven, CT; and four grandchildren, Brendan, Ellie, Will and Ada. She was predeceased by two brothers, Rufus and Bernard Sadler.

A funeral service and interment were held at Grace Episcopal Church, Goochland, on Sunday, March 2.

The family invites donations in her honor to Grace Episcopal Church, Goochland, Scholarship Fund.

Norman Funeral Home, Goochland, served the family.