Saundra Moore DeGeneste

Profile Updated: July 2, 2023
Saundra Moore
Saundra Moore


Saundra Moore


Saundra Moore


Yes! Attending Reunion
Class Year: 1965
Residing In: Durham, NC USA
Occupation: Retired educational administrator
Children: Melvin Leslie Riggs, Jr., born May 25, 1969
John Edward Riggs, born March 16, 1973
Are you planning on attending the 60 year reunion on Saturday July 27th, 2024 at the Somerset Inn, in Troy Michigan? We hope so!!!!

Not sure yet

In which class did you graduate?

June 1965

What elementary school did you attend?


What was your home street address when you went to Mumford?

20201 Greenlawn

Your best MUMFORD Memory. A one-liner just from you.

My art teacher Raymond DeVleeschouwer. He taught me how to see beauty in everything.

If I knew then what I know now.....

I would have stayed closer in touch with the neighborhood kids I grew up with on 8 Mile Road.


* Siddeeq Riggs, born December 10, 1994
Jordan Riggs, born February 23, 1997
Ibn Riggs, born November 27, 1999
Madalyn Clark, born May 15, 2001
Jasmin Riggs, born February 15, 2006
Avery Riggs, born January 26, 2012

* Great-granddaughter
Khalilah Jane Riggs, born December 28, 2021

School Story:

The first time I was allowed to drive my parents car to school I was running late so I tried to park in the teachers parking lot. Unfortunately, I got caught and sent home. Two of my neighbors were with me so we decided to go up to Eastern Michigan University to visit one of their brothers who attended school there.


I attended art school in Oakland, CA for two years and fashion design school in Chicago, IL for one year. I married Melvin Riggs; had two sons and we moved to Durham, NC. I went back to school and received a BA from North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC and a Masters in Design from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Melvin and I divorced and I moved to East Point, GA with my two sons where we lived for two years until I remarried Henry DeGeneste, and moved to Maplewood, NJ. After we divorced I purchased a home in East Orange, NJ where I lived until I retired in 2014. In 2015, I moved to Durham, NC to be close to my two sons and grandkids. I have served as an administrator for a non-profit arts organization, The Carter G. Woodson Foundation; taught Commercial Art and Design at The College of NJ, Ewing, NJ; taught Commercial Art in Jersey City, NJ, and served as an administrator in the Newark Public Schools working as a School Management Facilitator, Title I Supervisor, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Supervisor and CTE Senior Manager until I retired in 2014. I relocated to Durham, NC in 2015. Note new address is:
802 Dashwood Drive, Durham, NC 27703
saundradegeneste@gmail OR;
H: 919.937.9334; C: 973.202.2135

Who will know where you are in 5 years? Please provide Name, Telephone Number and email address if you know it.

Melvin L. Riggs Jr.
919.591.1610/C 919.530.5051/W

John E. Riggs

With which classmates do you remain in touch?

Linda Williams Bowie, Class of June 1966
Barbara Hughes Smith, Class of June 1964
Cheryl Sideboard Jones, Class of June 1965
Ivanetta House Rivers, Class of June 1964
Kelcey Richardson, Class of June 1965
Helen Sherry Erman Stewart, Class of June 1965
Frederick Black, Class of 1964
Toria Moore Butler (my sister), Class of 1968
Sharon Hunter, Class of 1965

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Sep 21, 2023 at 8:39 AM
Sep 03, 2023 at 6:20 AM

Maura, glad you've joined the reunion group. I lived in NJ for 20 plus years. Retired in 2014 and moved to Durham, NC where both of my sons are. Still undecided if I'll make our 60th reunion next year, but would love to see you.

Sep 03, 2023 at 6:13 AM

Hi Lamont. Good to see you've joined the Mumford Reunion group.

Jul 02, 2023 at 12:29 PM
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May 28, 2023 at 7:56 AM
May 21, 2023 at 9:32 PM

This is Saundra Moore. How have you been doing? I try to keep up with you through Sherry Erman Stewart. Have you talked to her or seen her recently?

Mar 13, 2023 at 5:38 PM

I see you live in Morrisville, NC. I'm in Durham. Give me a call 973.202.2135.
I would love to reconnect and catch up.

Oct 18, 2022 at 8:16 AM

Happy Belated Birthday Fred. I've missed you and Sylvia on FB because I have a new FB account. I will try and send you both a friend request. My new picture has blue, pink and purple abstract designs over my face and a picture of my great-granddaughter in the background(see attached). Give Sylvia my love.
Saundra Moore DeGeneste

Sep 26, 2022 at 1:50 PM

Happy Birthday Joe. It's been a long time. Hope that you and your family are well.

Jul 25, 2022 at 11:04 AM

Hi Sharon, now that I can log back into Mumford's Reunion site I have two ways of staying in touch with you!

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May 25, 2022 at 7:47 AM
Oct 01, 2021 at 9:32 AM

Happy early birthday!!!

Nov 14, 2020 at 4:33 AM
Oct 13, 2020 at 10:42 AM

Hi Doris, Happy Belated Birthday?

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Posted on: Jul 08, 2020 at 9:45 AM

Happy Birthday Beverly. Hope you and your family are all doing well. Take care and stay safe during the pandemic.

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Jun 21, 2019 at 10:59 AM
Feb 11, 2019 at 3:01 PM

Hi Sherry,
Do you remember Sema Lederman? She saw my name on the reunion website and called me. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC the next town over. We have talked on the phone, but haven't have a chance to meet yet. I will keep you posted. Are you attending the reunion in July? I was home for Christmas with my youngest granddaughter. What was to be a one week visit turned into a month. My mom was hospitalized the Thursday after Christmas for cellulitis in both legs. She's doing better and turns 93 in March.

Posted: Apr 17, 2014 at 9:43 AM