OBITUARY

Julia Elizabeth Riddle

11 December, 193522 September, 2021
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Julia Elizabeth Riddle, 85, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Virginia Beach. Julia was born in Granville County, NC to the late Beetle and Nora Ellington; she is also predeceased by her husband, Thomas Franklin Riddle; son, Timothy Paul Riddle as well as her siblings, Kenny Ellington, Betty Lou Wilson and Charlie Pete Ellington. Julia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She prioritized her life based on her family. Best described as selfless, she often put others before herself. She was a member of the Woman’s Garden Club. She is cherished in memory by her children, Deborah Volzke (Bill) and Ricky S. Riddle (Regina); siblings, Shirley Adams, Sarah Barbour, Becky Williamson, Butch Ellington, Ronnie Ellington and Mike Ellington; grandchildren, Eric, Aaron, Joshua, Daniel, Steven and Alexandra and seven great-grandchildren, Parker, Aaron, Tucker, Lelia, Joshua, Lilian, Leni, David, and Richard. A funeral service will be conducted at 2pm, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. There will be a visitation one hour prior to fellowship with the family and share memories of Julia. Immediately after the service there will be interment at Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family would like to send a special thanks to Juanita Jacobs and Cathy McArthur for their time and dedication to Julia. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas Franklin Riddle, Husband (deceased)
  • Timothy Paul Riddle, Son (deceased)
  • Kenny Ellington, Brother (deceased)
  • Betty Lou Wilson, Sister (deceased)
  • Charlie Pete Ellington, Brother (deceased)
  • Deborah Volzke (Bill), Daughter
  • Ricky S. Riddle (Regina), Son
  • Shirley Adams, Sister
  • Sarah Barbour, Sister
  • Becky Williamson, Sister
  • Butch Ellington, Brother
  • Ronnie Ellington, Brother
  • Mike Ellington, Brother
  • Eric, Grandchild
  • Aaron, Grandchild
  • Joshua, Grandchild
  • Daniel, Grandchild
  • Steven, Grandchild
  • Alexandra, Grandchild
  • Parker, Great Grandchild
  • Aaron, Great Grandchild
  • Tucker, Great Grandchild
  • Lelia, Great Grandchild
  • Joshua, Great Grandchild
  • Lilian, Great Grandchild
  • Leni, Great Grandchild
  • David, Great Grandchild
  • Richard, Great Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 28 September , 2021

  • A Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, 28 September , 2021

Memories

Julia Elizabeth Riddle

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David Belcher

27 October 2021

Our sympathies and prayers are with the Riddle family. I was a neighbor of Julia's at Bayvista for 10 1/2 years and she was a very special, kind and sweet person. We had a great relationship as she would call me to help her out with things around her beautiful Penthouse. She hosted an engagement party for my wife, Kellie and I. That is something Kellie and I will always treasure.

We know Julia will leave her legacy behind as she touched so many lives in her own special way.

David and Kellie Belcher

Karen Hall Haynie

27 September 2021

God bless your beautiful and sweet mother Julia in God's heaven . I was blessed to know Julia since I was a young child. I loved being around Julia, Tom and their children: Debbie, Rick and Tim. It brought my family cheer and love in those earliest childhood memories when we spent time with Julia and her family. God bless you and your families.

Love,


Karen

Madelyn Reass

23 September 2021

Dear Riddle family,

I enjoyed so much taking care of your mother as her banker for ten years. It was a pleasure getting to know all of you through the monthly family meetings we had. Her stories of how she and Tom started out were always so interesting.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Sincerely,
Madelyn Reass

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Biography

Julia Elizabeth Riddle, 85, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Virginia Beach. Julia was born in Granville County, NC to the late Beetle and Nora Ellington; she is also predeceased by her husband, Thomas Franklin Riddle; son, Timothy Paul Riddle as well as her siblings, Kenny Ellington, Betty Lou Wilson and Charlie Pete Ellington. Julia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She prioritized her life based on her family. Best described as selfless, she often put others before herself. She was a member of the Woman’s Garden Club. She is cherished in memory by her children, Deborah Volzke (Bill) and Ricky S. Riddle (Regina); siblings, Shirley Adams, Sarah Barbour, Becky Williamson, Butch Ellington, Ronnie Ellington and Mike Ellington; grandchildren, Eric, Aaron, Joshua, Daniel, Steven and Alexandra and seven great-grandchildren, Parker, Aaron, Tucker, Lelia, Joshua, Lilian, Leni, David, and Richard.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2pm, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. There will be a visitation one hour prior to fellowship with the family and share memories of Julia. Immediately after the service there will be interment at Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family would like to send a special thanks to Juanita Jacobs and Cathy McArthur for their time and dedication to Julia. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.