OBITUARY

James "Ricky" Richard Ludlam Jr.

October 8, 1977November 26, 2018
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James “Ricky” Ludlam passed away in Conroe, Texas on November 26, 2018 at the age of 41. He was born on October 8, 1977 in Houston, Texas. Ricky attended school in Dayton, Texas. He loved to barbeque, shoot pool, ride motorcycles and Alabama football. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, and member of the American Legion Post 402 in Livingston, Texas. Ricky had a big heart. He was always willing to lend a hand to help anyone in need. Ricky was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Ida Holley; grandparents Jim and Julia Thompson; grandfather, Guy Ludlam; and his uncle, Ronnie Ludlam. He is survived by his wife, Marcella Ludlam; daughter, Shelby Norris; mother and step-father, Jamie Thompson LeVasseur and Zeb LeVasseur; his brother, Jason Ludlam and wife Angie; aunt Patricia Cates and husband David; uncle, Michael Thompson and wife Anna; nephew, Hunter Ludlam; grandmother, Mary Burr; and aunt, Shonda Caldwell and husband Tony. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Navarre Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.navarrefuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Ida Holley, Great Grandmother
  • Jim and Julia Thompson, Grandparents
  • Guy Ludlam, Grandfather
  • Ronnie Ludlam, Uncle
  • Marcella Ludlam, Wife
  • Shelby Norris, Daughter
  • Jamie Thompson LeVasseur and Zeb LeVasseur, Mother and Step-father
  • Jason Ludlam and wife Angie, Brother
  • Patricia Cates and husband David, Aunt
  • Shonda Caldwell and husband Tony, Aunt
  • Michael Thompson and wife Anna, Uncle
  • Hunter Ludlam, Nephew
  • Mary Burr, Grandmother

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

James "Ricky" Richard Ludlam Jr.

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Shelley and Moe Robeck

November 30, 2018

From pool to darts, poker and many laughs - you will forever be the first thing we remember when approaching PBI. We actually drank a bud light in a CAN in memory of you. That was gross by the way. We will miss your smile and wife beater shirts... we'll miss seeing you play pool while Marci is with us playing darts...but you'll be there too I'm sure. Thanks for being you and welcoming us to the hood...we really think the world of you.

Nicole Jordan

November 29, 2018

I met Ricky in a very hard time in my life. We were both facing some of the same demons. Instantly we bonded and connected. We had some great times in our life. And he never judge me or left me. He showed me that I was worth being loved. And what a true friend is. We spent many yrs together, many dreams together. Over the yrs our lives changed and went different ways. But he would always let me know he was still there. And that he never forgot about me. So now I will do just that as well. Ricky will always be in my heart and remembered. I know now he is in peace. Until we meet again my friend.

Melissa VanValkenburg

November 29, 2018

Ricky,, You were always a delight to be around. We always had a great time playing pool and hanging out. You will be dearly missed. Still a shock that you are gone. Prayers and hugs for all of your family. A life gone way to short.

Marcella Ludlam

November 29, 2018

GrizzlyMan,
I still keep thinking this is just a bad dream and we will all wake up and things will be how they are suppose to be . Thank you for sharing 12 years with Shelby and I . You have been my best friend and we always knew what the other one needed without saying a word. I don't know how not to love or miss you . Ride with the Angels My GrizzlyMan and know you have 2 people that will always be looking up at you .
Love Always and Forever,
Your Dorky GoofBall Wifey

Cari Griffin

November 28, 2018

Ricky was one of my best friends. We ran around alot together before he went off to the service. He had a smile you could not forget and a heart of gold.
He was one of a kind and i will truely miss him.

Strat Caughman

November 28, 2018

I only had 14 years with you in my life. You and J were living together when I came along and you welcomed me with open arms and an open heart. You were there for me through some really hard times. You taught me so much whether you knew it or not. I pray you knew J’s love for you. There are no words to express it but he did a pretty good job of it. As everyone has said, your heart was just unbelievably full of love to give and boy did you give it. Please watch over Brock and Andi....you were their "Uncle" Ricky and they sure love you and those $2 dollar bills in sequential order I may add. Those will now be framed with pictures and treasured forever. Andi already said Uncle Ricky told me these were super valuable and made me promise to never ever spend them and to keep them forever and I know they are priceless and probably going to be worth millions one day. lol Her adoration for you is more than you probably ever knew. Please watch over her. Help keep her safe. Make sure when she starts dating that you are there in spirit. I honestly envisioned you, J and Jon greeting her first date and making him understand what a precious girl he was taking out and how she better return the way she left. lol Our hearts hurt so much but I keep listening to When I get where I'm going by Brad Paisley. I can almost hear you singing it. When I get where I'm going, There'll be only happy tears, I will shed the sins and struggles I have carried all these years, And I'll leave my heart wide open, I will love and have no fear, when I get where I'm going, Don't cry for me down here. We smile when we think of the part that says But when I get where I'm going, And I see my Maker's face, I'll stand forever in the light Of His amazing grace. We know you accepted the Lord and have faith that you are experiencing what we all long to see when our time comes. You left footprints on our hearts forever. Until we see you again my friend, Love you, Strat

Jimbo Helstrom

November 28, 2018

Ricky
My freind, my brother and partner in crime a lot of the time. I will tell stories about you and me to my boys “when they get old enough that is” and I will thank of you every time Skid Row comes on the radio. I will never forget spending days and days during the summers in the river bottoms hunting, fishing and just doing stupid stuff kids do. Or trip to Arkansas in Cliffords moms minivan and you going rodeoing with me. You will be missed and stories will be told until we meet again

Jack Phillips

November 28, 2018

Ricky was a great hearted guy...I was lucky to have known him...we went to school together and we're good buddy's... he'll be missed

Jason Caughman

November 28, 2018

Ricky and i have been best friends for 30+ years . we lived together for a couple years and have been through a lot together. we have laughed together and cried together more times than i can count.he always told me i was his big brother he never had. sometimes that role was more challenging than i ever expected lol. some of our stories we agreed would go to our graves without ever taking about again lol. I always admired Ricky's big heart . i always told him when he loved someone or something it was amazing how hard he loved. It consumed him with the deepest passion and devotion.
He always had the biggest heart for kids. My son Brock and daughter Andi thought he hung the moon. when i had to tell my baby girl of his passing i don't think my heart has ever been ripped out like that. i still have not come to terms with all of this and i may never will.
Rick called me last year so excited to tell me he got saved by god and he turned his heart and life over to Jesus.
I told how proud i was of him for it,
I will see you on the other side my brother and i will pray you will meet me at the gate to welcome me in.
love you J

Pamela Coward

November 27, 2018

Lil Ricky, you was a great little brother. No matter what or where we was in life, we always remained close. You have always been and always will be my lil bubba. Until we meet again, Rest easy and Fly high.

Biography

James “Ricky” Ludlam passed away in Conroe, Texas on November 26, 2018 at the age of 41. He was born on October 8, 1977 in Houston, Texas. Ricky attended school in Dayton, Texas. He loved to barbeque, shoot pool, ride motorcycles and Alabama football. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, and member of the American Legion Post 402 in Livingston, Texas. Ricky had a big heart. He was always willing to lend a hand to help anyone in need.
Ricky was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Ida Holley; grandparents Jim and Julia Thompson; grandfather, Guy Ludlam; and his uncle, Ronnie Ludlam. He is survived by his wife, Marcella Ludlam; daughter, Shelby Norris; mother and step-father, Jamie Thompson LeVasseur and Zeb LeVasseur; his brother, Jason Ludlam and wife Angie; aunt Patricia Cates and husband David; uncle, Michael Thompson and wife Anna; nephew, Hunter Ludlam; grandmother, Mary Burr; and aunt, Shonda Caldwell and husband Tony.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Navarre Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.navarrefuneralhome.com