Riggs, Comfort Buie (Mrs. E.E.)


c1872-Nov. 24, 1929
Comfort Ellenor Buie was born in Franklin Parish, near Winnsboro, La., and died in Bunkie, La., November 24, 1929, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry Fritb. She united with the Southern Methodist Church in early life, and was a consistent member.
In December, 1893, she was married to Eli E. Riggs, who shortly after his marriage in 1894, was licensed to preach by the Monroe District Conference. The writer of this memoir was the chairman of the committee, which examined him and recommended him to the Conference for license as a local preacher. Later he became a member of the Conference on trial and in 1902 he was admitted into full connection, traveling only one year longer as a member of the Conference, when he fell in death.
During these three years in the ministry with her husband she proved herself a helpmeet indeed, aiding him in every way in which a faithful wife could aid. She was loyal to the ministry and to the Church and identified herself with all the life of the Church, being a true servant of God, living for the uplift of humanity.
Her last years were spent in B.unkie, where as her pastor I found her regular in Church life, and faithful in the work of the Missionary Society and Sunday school.
There were born of this marriage three children, one of whom has died, but a daughter in Missouri and a son in Louisiana live to honor and revere her memory.
Her death was sudden, for she retired at night in her usual health, but was found dead on the morrow when her sister went to the room.
She was buried from her old home church in Winnsbero, La., by her pastor, and lies with her kindred awaiting the morn of the resurrection.
John F. Foster
Source: Annual of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 114-115, 1931

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