Carol Ann Rigsby Wall, 72, of Richmond, VA, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2019 after a long illness. She is survived by her devoted husband of 39 years, Howard Arthur Wall; son, Jack C. Warford, III (Michele); stepson, Christopher Plank; six grandchildren, Gage, Dante, Shania, Sophia, Quentin and Victoria; three step-grandsons, Chris, Trent and Hunter; one great grandson, Adrian; mother, Virginia Myers Rigsby Stone; brother Michael Rigsby, Sr. (Linda); four nephews and a niece. She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis Rigsby, Jr and her brother, Steven Rigsby, Sr. Carol was born in Richmond on February 5, 1947, attended St. Paul’s Catholic School and John Marshall High School and lived the majority of her life in Richmond. She was a long-time employee of Wachovia Bank. Visitation will be Friday, May 24 from 4-6 pm at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1503 Michaels Road, Richmond, VA 23229.
Art & Jack,
I will miss Carol very much. You all were so influential in my life. Carol helped me learn to be self-confident, happy, to laugh, to be kind. She encouraged me to make friends and not be so alone. She helped me learn how to deal with loss. She treated me like I mattered to her, and she saved my life and cleaned up after me on more than one occasion (remember the time I threw-up on the K-Mart cash register?). I’m holding you each close in my heart, and will always remember Carol as being one of the greatest positive influence in my early and throughout my life.
I love you and her very much. My deepest sympathy is with you.
To the Family. Please accept my sincere condolences. God’s Word is a great source of comfort during difficult times. HOSEA 13:14 promises that death and the grave will be done away with. Also, Acts 24:15 promises, “There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” What a wonderful time that will be!
I did not personal know Carol but I felt like I knew her because of the many conversations I had with her mother, Virginia Stone. Her mother was always smiling when she told me about her children and how important they were in her life.
On behalf of the Richmond Sail and Power Squadron, please know that our heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go, but learning to start over without her.
Irene Kent Chamberlin
I worked with Carol many years ago at Seasons Savings Bank. She was a great supervisor and one of the sweetest, funniest people I’ve met in my lifetime. Daily she talked about Art and Jack. You all were her world. I’m sad for her family and friends that she is gone, but I know she’s in a better place.
May God give everyone strength and purpose as we live without our beautiful, Carol.
My sincere condolences,