Maurice Dale “Pete” Riggs, 61, was born to the union of Rosie E. McKeithen and Leonard R. Riggs on January 17, 1961, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Maurice received Christ at an early age. He was educated in Kansas City, Missouri public schools and later went on to join the United States Marine Corps.
Maurice worked various jobs, but he last worked as a painter for Stevens Painting. He loved his work and was proud of “pimping out” big houses, he would often say.
Maurice played and loved sports. He also loved politics and the military and could go on and on about them. He also loved his family. When leaving, he would always say, “if you need me, you know what to do, and I'm there.” He would be there too, no matter what. He was a protector of all, as long as you were right.
Maurice had one biological son, Marquez Robinson. In 2005, he married Ame Cartwright and became a blended family with her three children, and he loved them as his own. He could see himself in them and would light up talking about them. He was so proud to have helped mold them into the men and woman they have become. Josh, Zach, and Sarah could do no wrong in his eyes. He cherished following the boys round to boxing tournaments, and when they joined the military, that was right up his alley.
Maurice departed this life on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. His parents, maternal and paternal grandparents, sister, Irma Breedlove, and a younger brother, Marcus Darnell Fowler, all preceded him in death.
Maurice leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Ame Riggs; three stepchildren, Josh Rubio (Magaly), Liberty, MO, Zach (Gladys) Rubio, Tonganoxie, KS, and Sara (Martin) Macias, Fort Riley, KS; 9 step grandchildren; mother and father in-law, Trish and Wess Pace; four sisters, Beverly Livingston, Barbara Riggs, and Angela Fowler, all of Kansa City, MO and Jewel Williams, N. Little Rock, AR; two brothers, Michael Riggs (Brigette) Kansas City, MO, and Lloyd Fowler, Independence, MO; one stepbrother, Kenny Fowler, Independence, MO; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends, his special friends were his grands, and his nieces and nephews. HE LOVED THE CHILDREN.