Richard Edwin Ricketts Jr.

October 23, 1951June 10, 2021

Richard Edwin Ricketts, Jr, 69, formerly of Madison Heights, passed away Thursday, June 10, in Lynchburg. He was predeceased by his parents, Joan Davis Ricketts and Richard Edwin Ricketts. He is survived by his sister, Laura Hoffman (Paul) of Charlottesville, and two cousins, Ann Cook (Butch) of Forest and Charles L Ricketts, III (Peggy) of Williamsburg. Rick graduated from Amherst County High School in 1969 and went on to earn a degree in math from the University of Richmond and an MBA from VCU. He worked as a CPA for many years in Madison Heights and Lynchburg, and taught at National Business College. A life-long sports fan, you could always count on him being able to answer statistics, personnel, even trivia questions, especially about the Washington Football Team. Growing up on a farm/zoo/animal rehab center he loved animals and was never without a cat or dog or both. He was a talented musician, playing piano and just about any woodwind instruments. Many people will remember Rick for his devotion to his parents and his support as they dealt with a long illness. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm prior to the funeral service which will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June, 17, 2021 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with interment at Union Christian Church Cemetery on River Road, at 3:00 pm. Those wishing to make a donation please consider the Lynchburg Humane Society, The Audubon Society, or Elon Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2290 Cedar Gate Road, Madison Heights, VA.


  • Lynchburg Humane Society
  • The Audubon Society
  • Elon Evangelical Presbyterian Church


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, June 17, 2021


Richard Edwin Ricketts Jr.

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Monica Freeman

July 28, 2021

My sincere condolences go to Rick's family, especially Laura, whom I remember well. Rick and Laura's wonderful mother taught me how to play the piano during lessons at Monroe Elementary School. I still think of her whenever I play the piano. I remember playing duets at recitals with Ricky and remember our graduation from Monroe Elementary and our senior year at Amherst County High School. Rick was always kind , polite, and affable. Although I moved away from Virginia many years ago, I still remember Rick as a good friend. Rick was an intelligent person with a good heart.

William Gouldthorpe

June 15, 2021

Sympathy to the Ricketts family. Always loved the farm and animals atmosphere there and the care the family had for them. Great family!!