Dorothy Frances Rigsby

  • Born: October 16, 1924
  • Died: May 5, 2018
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

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Dorothy Moorer Rigsby

Dorothy "Dot" Moorer Rigsby, widow of Charles Mitchell Rigsby, Jr. died May 5, 2018 at the age of 93. Her funeral service will be held Thursday May 10, 2018 in Old St. Andrews Parish Church, 604 Ashley River Road at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends Wednesday May 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 232 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401. Private burial at Bethany Cemetery.

Dorothy, born October 16, 1924, was the daughter of the late Alfred Edward Moorer Sr. and Frances Guthke Moorer. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology where she was also a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, a cheerleader, and a member of both the women's basketball team and swim team. She went on the become a Life Member of the College of Charleston Alumni Association and served on the Alumni Board for many years as well. She also represented the St. Andrews Exchange Club in the annual Azalea Festival. Following college, Dorothy worked as a research chemist at Westvaco and later worked for Wachovia Bank until she retired.

Dorothy was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving at one time as a regent of the Rebecca Motte Chapter. She was also a member of the Old Exchange Commission serving as Vice-Chairman for several years, a member of the Friends of the Old Exchange, the Orangeburg German-Swiss Genealogical Society. As a member of Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, Dorothy was the first woman to serve on the Vestry and served on the Altar Guild as chairman.

Dorothy is survived by two sons: Timothy Alan Rigsby (MaryBeth) of Ladson and Kenneth Mitchell Rigsby (Kathy) of James Island; daughter, Jennifer Rigsby Pustaver of Montgomery, Alabama; five grandchildren: Mallory N. Echols (Matt), Richard C. Pustaver, Emily A. Rigsby, Alexander M. Rigsby and Noah C. Rigsby; and three great-grandsons: Matthew R. Echols Jr., Charles R. Pustaver, and Mason N. Echols. Dorothy is preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Edward Moorer, Jr. and Robert Eugene Moorer.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.

Lisa Curry (Sweatt)

Posted by Lisa Curry - Summerville, SC   May 09, 2018


Sorry for your loss
Your mom was so kind to me at the Old Exchange Building

Posted by Suzanne    May 09, 2018

Tim, Ken and Jenn,

I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was a special woman and I know she will be missed deeply. Prayers going out and up to your parents and each of you!

Posted by Steve and Bill Hasty - Piney Flats, TN   May 09, 2018

Dot and Charlie were best friends with my late parents, Marian and Harold Von Ohsen. I am sure they will all be dancing together again soon in heaven, like they did on so many occasions at the Elks Club. Dot helped my mom a lot in her time of need. She is a truly special lady loved by all who knew her.

Posted by H.C.. VON OHSEN - TYBEE ISLAND, GA - Family Friend   May 09, 2018

Dear Jennifer, Ken and Tim, Love and sympathy are with you all ! Your mom was a second mother to me...Truly one of the kindest, most gracious ladies I have ever known. She was a devoted lifetime friend to my mother and so good to all of my family ! No greater example of living a life in service to others...No kinder soul ever lived. God bless you all in this time of loss ! Fondly, Lauren

Posted by Lauren Fritz - Wilson, NC   May 09, 2018

Ken and family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. Know that your mother is in heaven with your father and in a better place. I hope and pray that the peace of the Lord be with all of you during this difficult time. I am glad that your mother was in my life growing up and being around her. She will be missed.

Posted by Riddell Perry - Mount Pleasant, SC - friend   May 08, 2018

Tim and family so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Jim and Margie

Posted by Margie Maguire - Jacksonville, FL   May 08, 2018


Dear Ken & Family! Please accept our heartfelt expression of sympathy and condolence on the passing of your mother. May she Rest In Peace, and forever be bathed in the Eternal Light and Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, GOD Bless.

Posted by Joel & Priscilla Larkin - Summerville, SC   May 08, 2018

Sincere condolences Tim and family. May you memories outshine your pain.

Posted by Rita Addison - Summerville, SC   May 08, 2018

To Tim and his family,
World Express Courier sends it deepest condolences for the lose of his dear Mother.
We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.


Posted by Juliette Woodley - Summerville, SC - Coworker   May 08, 2018

Dot was one of the smartest, kindest people that I have ever known. I am confident that there was a jubilant reunion when she joined her Charlie in Heaven.

Posted by Cheryll Woods-Flowers - Mount Pleasant, SC   May 08, 2018

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