Saundra Moore DeGeneste

Profile Updated: November 6, 2021
Saundra Moore
Saundra Moore

Then

Saundra Moore

Now

Saundra Moore

Yearbook

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 55 year reunion on Saturday July 13th, 2019 at Antheneum Hotel in Detroit, Michigan? We hope so!!!!

Not sure yet

In which class did you graduate?

June 1965

What elementary school did you attend?

Higginbotham
MacDowell

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.

Grandchildren

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

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.

Comments:

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 saundra_moore1@twc.com;
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.
mriggsjr@nccu.edu
919.591.1610/C 919.530.5051/W

John E. Riggs
johneriggs1@yahoo.com
919.672.7515

With which classmates do you remain in touch?

Richard Ross, Class of January 1966
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

Saundra's Latest Interactions

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Nov 06, 2021 at 10:36 PM
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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?

Saundra Moore DeGeneste posted a message. New comment added.
Jul 09, 2020 at 8:56 AM

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.

Nov 14, 2019 at 4:40 AM
Jun 21, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Congratulations!

Saundra Moore DeGeneste added a comment on her Profile.
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.

Saundra Moore DeGeneste added a comment on her Profile.
Feb 09, 2019 at 9:25 AM
Feb 02, 2019 at 1:14 PM

Sema, I got your voice mail, but deleted the number before I had written it down. Please send me your number so I can call you. Email it to saundra107@twc.com or text it to 973.202.2135.

Nov 14, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Oct 08, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Happy Birthday Lonnie

Oct 03, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Hi Doris, hope all is well. Are you planning on attending the reunion next year?

Oct 03, 2018 at 4:34 PM
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Oct 03, 2018 at 4:32 PM
Oct 03, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Hi Cheryl, are you going to try and make the reunion next year? Saundra

Jul 29, 2018 at 7:51 AM

The girl I was asking you or your sister remembered is Joanne Parr Kraft. I didn't know Doris Rubenstein because she is younger than us. If she went to Mumford she was there with my sister Toria Moore Butler who graduated 3 years after us.

Jul 08, 2018 at 8:09 AM

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

Posted: Apr 17, 2014 at 9:43 AM