Jason Thiel Sanders Ridley

July 24, 1971June 9, 2018
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Jason Thiel Sanders Ridley, 46, was born July 24, 1971. He passed away on June 9, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside in Jacksonville, FL. Jason was born in Columbus, GA and attended Woodland Christian School in Ladonia, AL and graduated from Science Hill High School in Johnson City, TN. He served in the Navy as a Nuclear Technician on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He worked at a nuclear plant in South Haven, MI. In 1998 he returned home to Alabama and started working at AT&T. He later transferred to St. Augustine, FL and worked his way up to Senior Project Manager. He also volunteered as the Vice President of AT&T Pioneers. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Grantham University with a Masters of Business Administration in Project Management.

Jason enjoyed hunting gators, deer, and ducks. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing, Alabama football, camping, skiing, and traveling. Picking on family and friends was another favorite pastime of Jason’s. His greatest passion of all was spending time with his family.

Jason is survived by his parents; David and Peggy Ridley of Cataula, GA, brother; Jared Ridley (Robyn) of Cataula, GA, sister; Jessica Hunter (Neil) of Midland, GA, his sons; Matthew and Jonathan Ridley and Ryan Henry, his daughter; Hannah Ridley, and girlfriend/roommate Sue Henry, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday June 13th in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm with visitation one hour prior to service on Saturday, June 16th in Ladonia Baptist Church, 3789 US Hwy 80W, Phenix City, AL with Interment to follow in Ladonia Baptist Church Cemetery.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jason Thiel Sanders Ridley

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Denise Kramber

June 19, 2018

I had the privilege of working for Jason at AT&T. Not only was he a great manager, he was an incredible mentor. Even though I hadn't worked for Jason in a few years, he remembered my recent birthday and sent a card just a few weeks ago. I will save that last "moment " for a long time. He will be greatly missed. Know that many hearts are hurting with yours.

Rest in God's arms Jason.

Amber Crane

June 17, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Jason's passing. He was such a good guy. Prayers and love to his family.

Kenny and Lorie Ward Harrison

June 16, 2018

Mr. David, Mrs. Peggy, Jarrod and Jessica,

We are so saddened so hear about Jason. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family!

Kenny and Lorie Ward Harrison

Kim Woods

June 13, 2018

Jason was more brother than cousin. All of us cousins grew up together, but my brother and I spent almost every weekend at their house and summers at Grandma’s. What fun times we had! Of course, we probably drove the adults crazy! Jason and I would always joke about ham, baked beans, and potato salad every time we saw each other as adults. Our folks and my brother will know what I’m talking about LOL! He was taken from us way too soon, but they say the good die young. He was definitely one of the good ones!! He was the bestest hugger ever!! God must need his hugs to bring him home so early. RIP Jason, hug everyone for me, and know you will be missed terribly and will be remembered lovingly forever!!

Lauri Massey

June 12, 2018

Sue, We are deeply saddened to her of Jason's passing. Please know that all of us from APO are sending our love, thoughts and prayers. Lauri

Sherry Woodruff

June 12, 2018

As part of the AT&T family, I was privileged to work with Jason. He was not only smart and talented, but he was a personal joy to work with. I would like to express my sincere condolences for this tragic loss, and to let you know that his AT&T family is also grieving the loss of this special man.

Sherry Woodruff

Doug Woods

June 11, 2018

As cousins, Our families grew up together and for a few years, hung out almost every weekend and over the summers. Our childhood was the best. Jason, Lil Travis and myself caused so much ruckus in Ladonia. We drove Aunt Peggy, Uncle David, Aunt Nancy, Uncle Travis, Nana, my Mom and Dad crazy. From shooting bottle rockets at each other, to tying a wagon to the back of a three wheeler, and pulling it as fast as we could to see who could stay in the wagon the longest, while being dragged. Sliding down hills in the woods on cardboard, metal sheets, etc. Even Jared and Jessica weren’t safe around us. The crazy stuff we did, it’s amazing we didn’t get hurt, we’ll at least seriously. Haha. I have so many memories that I’m thankful for. Jason, I love you Man! You were a great part of my childhood, along with our families. Getting together with all our cousins, Aunts and Uncles, Grandparents. Wow, what a great life we had. Just know, you’ll be missed and holiday get togethers won’t be the same without you there. Say hi to all our family up there in Heaven and we’ll catch when we see each other again. Doug

Bob Healy

June 11, 2018

I had the Honor of calling Jason my friend for several years. I am sorry for your loss, the world has lost a great Man. You do not meet many people that are honorable, kind and always there to give you a hug when it’s been years since you saw each other. I will miss you my friend.

Amy Lozito

June 11, 2018

I remember Jason as being such a prankster. He honestly gave me my best childhood memories. I love you jason

Terri Thompson

June 11, 2018

My prayers go out to Sue and all of Jason’s family and friends. We’ve shared many lunches and good times together working with the Pioneers. What a good man, hard worker and loved his family. He will be truly missed.