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Ricky Darnell Stribling III

December 5, 1986March 30, 2021
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Funeral Services for Ricky Darnell Stribling III, 34, of Killeen, will be 10:00 AM Saturday at the Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church in Copperas Cove. Burial with military honors will follow at the Copperas Cove City Cemetery. The life and legacy of Brother Ricky began December 5, 1986 in Ft. Carson, Colorado, to his lovely parents, Ricky Darnell Stribling and Susan Marie Hawkins Stribling. He entered into peaceful rest on March 30, 2021 in Killeen. Ricky accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership or the late Pastor S.D. McMullen, where he served faithfully as a junior deacon, junior usher, and a member of the Royal Ambassadors. Ricky was educated in the Copperas Cove ISD and graduated from Copperas Cove High School, Class of 2005. He was married to Alexandria Paris Hibbert and to this blessed union was born one beautiful daughter, Rihanna Jade Stribling. Ricky was a U.S. Army veteran, enlisting in 2005, and spent 15 months serving in the Iraqi War. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ronald Fredrick Hawkins and E.L. Stribling; great grandfather, Euell Stribling; and great grandmothers, Allie Castleberry and Tessie L Anderson. He leaves to cherish his fond memories his daughter, Rihanna Stribling of Dallas; his parents, Ricky and Susan Stribling of Copperas Cove; brothers, Marcus Stribling of Richardson, Ricky Stribling of Garland, Fredrick Burns (Amanda) of Mesquite, and Christopher Hawkins (Amanda) of Gilbert, AZ; maternal grandmother, Doris Hawkins and paternal grandmother, Myrtle Mack; 8 nieces, 1 nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles and many special friends. Pallbearers will be Marcus Stribling, Ricky Stribling, Fredrick Burns, Christopher Hawkins, Jerel Blake and Christopher Adriano. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cedric Walker, Kendrick Stribling, Matthew Hawkins, DeMaras McMullen and Patrick Titus. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 PM Friday at Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church in Copperas Cove. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Services

10 April

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church

2306 S. FM 116
Copperas Cove, TX

10 April

Committal Service with Military Honors

Copperas Cove City Cemetery


Copperas Cove, TX

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Ella Mae Walker

April 10, 2021

To Sister and Brother Stribling , Rihanna and the rest of the family l am sending my prayers and thoughts with you all during this difficult time. No words can heal the pain but knowing that the Lord is always with you and He will and can help and strength you through what you are going through. Continue to look to the hills from which comes your help for your help come from the Lord. I will be here when ever you need me. Love always Sister Walker

Ruth Jackson

April 7, 2021

I Pray that God Comfort the family at this time. My Prayers will continually have your family in them. I remember your baby when he grew up in Church and the family when you were all attending in Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church. Sis. Ruth Jackson

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