OBITUARY

Mary Elizabeth Ridalls

March 8, 1930November 18, 2021
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Mary Elizabeth Ridalls, age 91, of Hartland, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at her home. Left to cherish her memory are her eight children: Connie Ray, Rick (Linda) Ridalls, Bill (Ramona) Ridalls, Ken (Mary) Ridalls, Charles (Becky) Ridalls, Karen (Duane) Dunnagan, Debbie Ridalls, and Ed (Karen) Ridalls; and her seventeen grandchildren: Dawn (Colina) Poole, Mary Jane (Phil) Pierce, Sue (Visant) Shridhar, Scott Hall, John Hall, Lisa Butler, Katie (Andy) Alvarado, Ricky Ridalls, Angela Ridalls, William Ridalls, Christina Ridalls, Ken (Melissa) Ridalls, Jr., Duane (René) Dunnagan, Jr., Jason (Larissa) Dunnagan, Russell Dunnagan, Tim Ridalls, and Cassie (Brian) Westfield.

Mary was born March 8, 1930, in Detroit, the daughter of Mr. Claude Goff and Mrs. Mae (Freeman) Goff. When she was introduced to Frederick Ridalls at a wedding, it was love at first sight! Mary and Frederick began dating, fell in love, and were married on June 26, 1948. Throughout her life, Mary was a loving homemaker and stay-at-home mom; she greatly enjoyed spending time with her children as they grew up. Mary was a devoted member of the Oxbow Lake Baptist Church in White Lake for almost twenty years. Above all, Mary loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, who meant the world to her. She was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Mae; her husband, Frederick Wayne Ridalls; her daughter, Penny Hall; her two grandsons: Jacob and Nicholas Ridalls; and her two siblings: Jesse James Goff, and Euless Lee Goff.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Oxbow Lake Baptist Church, 10730 Elizabeth Lake Road, White Lake, 48386. Mary’s family will receive friends in visitation on Monday, November 22, 2021, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland, 48356, and again at church on Tuesday, from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Pastor Chris Todd will officiate with burial to follow at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Novi.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • In State at Church

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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Susan Shridhar (Hall)

November 22, 2021

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November 22, 2021

Karen Ridalls

November 22, 2021

I am so proud and honored to have called you my mother in law. One of the strongest women I have had the privilege of knowing. You fought valiantly even to the end. Thank you for raising the man that I love and for instilling in him that quiet strength that's one of his amazing qualities. I will forever cherish your unconditional love for me. Thank you for never being a meddling mother in law. I will forever appreciate your welcome of me into the family. Not one day did you make me feel unwanted or unloved. Myself, your kids, your grandkids, great grandkids will miss you so much. You were the shining light of this family and we will hold you forever in our hearts. Go and see Dad and all your loved ones who have gone on before you, dance with Jesus, we will see you soon. Love Karen Ridalls

Angela Ridalls

November 21, 2021

Grandma, I Will Miss You So Much I,Will Always Remember the good times we had Together I will always love you Rip my beautiful Angel until we meet Again Love Angela


Debbie Kosal

November 21, 2021

My second mom. I alway felt love when I was at your home. I have a lot of warm, loving memories of you and your family. ‘ Mom ‘ always was there for me, you were so much a part of my childhood. Wonderful memories. I am blessed to have known my second mom. You helped me more than you will ever know. Love you my sweet angel.

Mary Ridalls

November 20, 2021

Mom, as I called her from the moment I met her. She made me feel like her own daughter, and she so reminded me of of my own mother.
With mom I could have discussions about anything but especially about our religious beliefs. Even though we were of different faiths we knew that Jesus is our savior.
I will miss the most is our greeting to one another. I love you Mary Sr. And she would tell me I love you too Mary Jr.
It is comforting to know she is resting so comfortably at the feet of Jesus! ♥️

Dyanne Szymanski-Rivera

November 20, 2021

Mary is a wonderful and loving lady. I only knew her for three years but she treated me like family. I will miss you. You are one of God's angels now. My prayers are with the family. 🌹🌹

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