Haymore, Brenda Riggle
Brenda Carole Riggle Haymore, 57, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Turkey Creek Medical Center, Knoxville, TN after a long battle with ovarian cancer, she was surrounded by her family.
Brenda was born in Pulaski, VA to Kermit and Mary Haley Riggle on August 11, 1960. Brenda graduated from Pulaski County. High School in 1978 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Radford University in 1982. She taught music in the Pulaski County. school system for five years.
Brenda was very active in Christian service as music director at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Conference creation care team chair, Knoxville District Lay leader, and certified lay servant. Brenda was instrumental in starting the Moses Basket, and children clothing closet. She served on the Prayer Team, lay member to Holston annual conference, and Southeast Jurisdiction delegate.
Her true gift was that of her beautiful voice and sharing her singing talent on every occasion possible.
She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Charles and Dorothy Haymore; and two brothers-in-law, Larry Price and Sonny Cain, all of Pulaski, VA.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 30 years, Joseph Leak Haymore; her daughter, Molly Kimberlin Haymore, who was the love of her life; her sister, Barbara Riggle Cain of Draper, VA; two nephews, Mike (Chrissy) Price of Draper, VA, Chris (Tara) Price of Christiansburg, VA; three grandnieces, Ellen, Elizabeth, and Alison Price.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am on Friday, December 22, 2017 at St. Mark United Methodist Church with a visitation and reception to follow. A second Celebration of Life will be held 2 pm on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Pulaski, VA with visition to precede from noon to 2 pm. Interment will be at Thornspring United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pulaski, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the music programs at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 7001 S Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919 or First United Methodist Church, 135 4th Street NW, Pulaski, VA 24301.
The family will gather at the home of Barbara Cain, 2718 Fairway Drive, Draper, VA after arriving in Pulaski.