Tina graduated from Midview High School. She worked in dietary as a head cook for many years. She loved spending time with her family and friends and having fun. She was baptized at New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church at an early age.
She is survived by her companion, Bertram Clark; daughter, Lakietha Riggins of Cleveland; sons, Calvin, Tyrone, Anthony Riggins, all of Elyria; sister, Lorene Jackie (Frank) Mungin-Owens of Elyria, Barbara Riggins-Jefferson of Mentor; brothers, Henry “Sam” (Mattie) Riggins, Robert (Althia) Riggins both of Rochester, New York; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ado and Irene Riggins; her husband, Calvin Arnold, Sr.; brothers, Bill, Willie, George Riggins; and her daughter, Darlene Brown.
Friends may call Friday, December 27, 2013 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 3900 Clifton Ave., Lorain, from 10 A.M. until time of service at 11 A.M. Minister Denise Worthy of New Life Deliverance Ministries of Lorain, will officiate and Rev. Dr. Peter Tower Pastor will co-officiate.
Arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes, Inc., 127 West Bridge Street, Elyria, (440) 322-7788.