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Long-serving Food Lion Employee Retires After 43 Years, Leaving Legacy of Stellar Service and Community Commitment

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A Local Hero: Long-Time Food Lion Employee Retires After 43 Years of Stellar Service

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The city of Rock Hill bids farewell to a hidden hero after more than four decades of dedicated service. A Food Lion employee, Deborah Riggan, retired after diligently serving her community and the store’s customers for an astounding 43 years.

An Exceptional Dedication

Known for her warmth and unfaltering dedication, Deborah has been an irreplaceable pillar of the local Food Lion family. Her commitment to her role spanned over decades, making her a familiar and loved face for the countless shoppers who frequented the store. Though loved by many, Deborah’s retirement, while being a well-deserved break for the long-time employee, marks the end of an era for the beloved neighborhood grocery store.

A Surprise Send-off for a Deserving Hero

In a fitting farewell, Deborah was surprised with a celebratory send-off. Organized in partnership with the community, the surprise event truly highlighted the profound impact Deborah’s consistent commitment to her work had on Rock Hill. Her daughter, Amanda Riggan, who is the founder of the renowned non-profit organization, Hungry Heroes, credited much of the organization’s success to the behind-the-scenes help provided by Deborah.

The Driving Force Behind the Success

Deborah’s daughter Amanda indicated that, without Deborah’s behind-the-scenes support, the non-profit’s success could have been quite different. Her quiet yet irreplaceable contribution to the work reflects both the ability and humility that lasted for many years, allowing the Hungry Heroes organization to benefit both directly and indirectly from her efforts.

Giving Back: A Family’s Passion

The substantial goodwill and positive impact that Amanda’s Hungry Heroes has had on Rock Hill were not possible without the deep-rooted family culture of giving back – a trait clearly embodied by Deborah during her career. It is this seamless dedication to the community that has made Deborah one of Rock Hill’s unsung heroes with her retirement marking the end of a significant chapter in the city’s history.

A Resilient Spirit: Riggan’s Unwavering Dedication To Food Lion

In her over four-decade-long service, Deborah exhibited a deep sense of loyalty to Food Lion. The fortitude of spirit and unfetted dedication that kept her connected to one store for so many years serve as a testament to her resilient determination to serve the local community.

Final Thoughts

The story of Deborah Riggan is one of commitment and dedication. It’s a story of remaining loyal and dedicated to one’s work, of adding value to one’s community, and being the support system for many. It’s a story that reflects the true essence of humanity – of giving selflessly and expecting nothing in return. Farewell, Deborah Riggan.


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