August 24, 2017


Richard Wiley Ridgedell
May 21, 1946 - August 23, 2017

Richard Wiley Ridgedell, age 71 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. He was born May 21, 1946 in  New Orleans and was 71 years of age. He was a US Navy Veteran, serving 2 tours in Vietnam and receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He is survived by 3 sons, Stephen Jordan and wife, Kelly, Richard “Gregg” Ridgedell, and Jeremy Ridgedell; 5 grandchildren; sister, Margaret Ann Cutrer and husband, J. P.; brother, Ivy Warren Ridgedell, Jr. and wife, Ruby; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and great great nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Lou Ridgedell; father, Ivy Warren Ridgedell, Sr.; brothers, Gregory Charles Ridgedell and Harold Donald Ridgedell; sister, Joyce Francis Anthony; great nephew, Wendell Scott Day, Jr. and great nephew, Braden Cutrer.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Saturday, August 26, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Burdette Thomas. Interment Shady Grove Cemetery, Amite. 

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