AHOSKIE – Louise Wiggins Rawls, age 78, of Pine Ridge Rd., died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital.
A native of Hertford County, Mrs. Rawls was born on September 24, 1933, a daughter of the late Nettie Matthews Wiggins and Cecil Dewey Wiggins, Sr. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie where she taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the Ahoskie Women’s Club, The Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 291, and was a Shrinette. Louise had retired along, with her husband, as his business partner in his surveying business.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Linwood Lee Rawls, Sr. of the home; a daughter, Debbie Rawls Ross and husband, Scott, of Wake Forest, NC; a son, Linwood Lee Rawls, Jr. of Norfolk, VA; a sister, Nannie Byrum of Menola, NC and a brother, Robert M. ‘Bobby’ Wiggins of Hudson, FL. Mrs. Rawls is also survived by two grandsons, Justin and Cameron Ross.
The family will receive friends at the home on Thursday, June 21, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. A celebration of life memorial service will be conducted on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, with the Rev. Billy Presley officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 Faris Road, Greenville, SC, 29605.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettfh.com.
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the sudden loss Ms. Louise. I had the pleasure to talk with her numerous times and I did enjoy those. She was a fine lady and a wonderful wife to her husband. I will miss her!
My condolences to Linwood and his family on the death of Louise; she was a nice lady, as her family are nice people.
Linwood I was saddened to hear of your loss. You and Louise were a great team and the wonderful memories you made together will sustain you and your family in the days ahead.
Please know that we all will miss her.
Hello Rawls Family;
WE are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Rawls was a wonderful lady of Ahoskie. Just know that she will be really missed. Lovinly, Angela Harmon and Raleigh Harmon
to the Family of Louise and Linwood Rawls
You have a lot of memories about your parents, they were SPECIAL,
I knew them as SHRINERS both of them were 100% Shriners. By being a member of Roanoke-Chowan Shrine Club we will surely miss them.
I was Potentate 2008, they were a true Shriners and Shrinette for our Childrens Hospital.
May God Bless You the Family and Keep you.
Thinking of you
Marie & Bobby Waller PP
We had the honor of being neighbors with the Rawls while we lived in Ahoskie. Louise was extremely kind, generous, and always had a smile on her face. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to this wonderful family.
My heart goes out to the family. Much love…..
My heart felt sympothy goes to all the family and friends of Louise .
Will miss you Louise and may God Bless.
Since I have moved to Minn. I have not had much contact with Louise except on Facebook.. The day she asked for my friendship on FB I was so happy to be back in contact again with her. I know Linwood and family will miss her a great deal as will all who knew her.
I retired in 2009 from the Register of Deeds office in Winton which is where I got to know both of them..