These are precious memories of a beautiful baby girl, born on May 17, 1967 to the proud parents, Helen Lyn Chaplin and Joel Riggins. She was the first child born to them both. They named her LaDonna Lashale Riggins, better known as Donna.
At an early age she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. She grew up with love and guidance from a very loving family, her mother, her father, grandparents, brothers, sister, aunts, uncle and cousins.
For a while Donna, her mother and her two brothers and little sister lived in Wichita, Kansas. Later returning to Muskogee, Oklahoma where she finished her education and graduating from Muskogee High School in the Class of 1985.
She was devoted to her childhood sweetheart, Mr. Calvin Porter, the father of her two children, Kelvin and Kelishia.
Donna was a faithful and hard worker at any job she received. Her final jobs were with Muskogee Public Schools as a transportation bus aide and at Med Corp Plus Home Health until the Lord touched her and called her home to be with him.
If you needed transportation, she was always willing to help you get where you wanted to go and back to where you were. If you needed a listening ear, she was always willing and if you needed a place to live, she would help you look for your home.
Donna’s passion was garage sales, going to casinos and making sure her family was safe and well.
Meeting Donna at Heaven’s Gate will be her grandparents, Carl and Ednerine Chaplin and her loving stepfather,
Celebrating Donna’s life and legacy are the loves of her life, her mother, Helen Scoggins; her children, Kelvin Riggins and Kelishia Riggins all of Muskogee, Oklahoma; her father, Joel (Greta) Riggins of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her siblings, Brian Chaplin, Larry Scoggins, and Larnetta Scoggins of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Montsha Riggins of Wichita, Kansas, Kenya (Lacey) Lawson of Texas and Rachica Riggins of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her devoted childhood sweetheart, companion and love of her life, Calvin Porter; Grandchildren, Dominique Riggins, Tyson Riggins, Kelvion Riggins, Rakel Riggins, Kayden Riggins Landen Riggins, Keionta Riggins, and Acelynn Riggins, all of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Kaiden and DK Lolles of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; grandparent Hughlon White and Modaonna White; aunts, Deanie Porter, Marsha Porter, Sandra Givens and Connie Porter, all of Muskogee, Oklahoma; a Special Great Uncle, Pat (Phyllis) Rucker of Muskogee, Oklahoma; a Special Great Aunt, Lucille Vann of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Uncle Charles; Aunts, Evelyn Chaplin of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Lynda Chaplin of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Cousins Jean Washington of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Verdell Schoats of Owasso, Oklahoma; a Special Cousin Bruce Chaplin of Wichita, Kansas, best friends, Tracy Ledbetter and Tasha Loins and a host of other uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. May God Bless the Family.
Funeral services for Ms. LaDonna L. Riggins 52, of Muskogee, Oklahoma School Bus Aide for Muskogee Public Schools will be 12:00PM Saturday February 22, 2020 The Temple of Hope Church 500 West Broadway Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401 with Rev. Sandra Given, Officiating and Rev. Marlon Coleman, Eulogist.
Burial will follow in Booker T. Washington Cemetery Muskogee, Oklahoma with Visitation on Friday 3:00PM til 6:00PM at The Temple of Hope Church Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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