Austin Taylor Rigsby

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 26, 2014

Departed on September 17, 2016 and resided in Springfield, Tennessee

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Austin Taylor Rigsby, aged 1 year and 9 months passed away on Saturday, September 17th at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg while surrounded by his family.
Austin was born on December 26, 2014 at 12:11 am. He was welcomed into the world by his beloved parents Tiffany Meyer and Brian Rigsby and three brothers.
Last November, through a request for prayer, Austin's story spread throughout Robertson County, Tennessee and across the nation. He lived every day as a special gift while becoming an inspiration to many as he journeyed through his medical treatments.
Austin enjoyed spending his day singing along with Minions, clapping, playing the drums, and learning to snap. During this last year, Austin had many unique opportunities such as a Super Heroes Party and attending Prom at Children's Hospital. Ultimately, his favorite part of the day was when his brothers came to play.
Austin will be remembered for being the perfect cuddle buddy and giving the best hugs of anyone around.
Austin is survived by his mother, Tiffany Meyer; father, Brian Rigsby; brothers, Christopher, George and Bailey; grandparents, George and Julie Sekrieh, Kristy Carter and Troy Rigsby and by a host of family and friends, including family in Syria.
A Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 2pm with Pastor Darren Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family encourages all attending the Celebration to wear something bright and colorful in his memory (Minion attire optional). The Family will receive friends on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm and again on Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of service.
The family would like to thank the staff at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and especially Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for their dedication, compassion and friendship during this time. You went above and beyond while Austin was in your care.
These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home, and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, Tennessee 37172. (615) 384-5437 www.SpringfieldFH.com.

6 Comments to Austin Taylor Rigsby

  1. Nancy Keith Livesey
    September 22, 2016 1:14 am

    My prayers are with the family. May your faith give you strength and comfort. Austin will always be remembered as the special little boy that touched the hearts of so many. Love to you all, Nancy Livesey

  2. Pennye Staley
    September 22, 2016 5:36 pm

    My heart goes out to you and your family. I truly undersatnd the pain in your heart because I lost my daughter at 8 mns old 12 yrs ago. I pray God give you comfort in knowing Austin is safe in his arms healthy, happy & running playing with all the other babies in Heavens special gardens. Austin will alway be in our hearts, he was a very special little boy who’s story touched the lives of so many people, he was angel sent from God I pray your faith give you strength in the days to come. Thank you for sharing your precious Austin with us, you are in my thoughts and prayer.

  3. Desi
    September 25, 2016 5:45 pm

    Such a remarkable little warrior. My heart and prayers go out to this wonderful family who have given so much of themselves to enrich the lives of others. May you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time. By sharing Austin and his journey with the world you have provided hope that some day a cure will be found for a terrible disease that had previously been lurking in the shadows all but unknown. I’m sorry that Austin and his family had to endure so much heartache, but there was nothing more beautiful than that little boy’s smile despite everything he was going through. Austin is a truly beautiful soul who came from a family full of hope, love, and all the best God has given to the world. He will be missed here on Earth, but never forgotten.

  4. Calah Escalante
    September 26, 2016 12:49 pm

    I am just beyond sorry for your loss.

  5. Linda
    September 26, 2016 2:47 pm

    My condolence to the family. Losing a baby to death is the hardest thing to deal with. We can draw comfort from the Bible account of the resurrection of Jesus’ friend, Lazarus, recorded at John 11:1-44 paying special attention to verses 11-14, 25, 26, 33-35, 43. One day we too will see our loved ones again as promised at John 5:28, 29, Rev 21:3, 4 and Psalm 37:11, 29. Until that day comes it is my hope you can draw comfort from Jeremiah 29:11, 12. There Jehovah says when we pray to him, he will listen.

  6. Linda
    September 26, 2016 2:48 pm

    My condolence to the family. Losing a loved one to death is the hardest thing to deal with. We can draw comfort from the Bible account of the resurrection of Jesus’ friend, Lazarus, recorded at John 11:1-44 paying special attention to verses 11-14, 25, 26, 33-35, 43. One day we too will see our loved ones again as promised at John 5:28, 29, Rev 21:3, 4 and Psalm 37:11, 29. Until that day comes it is my hope you can draw comfort from Jeremiah 29:11, 12. There Jehovah says when we pray to him, he will listen.

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