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White Funeral and Cremation Service

3660 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC

OBITUARY

Mary Margaret (Feirick) Ritchie

February 6, 1947January 26, 2020

This is Mary’s story.

Mary was an amazing woman who is loved and will be missed beyond words. Our “Meme”, “Ma”, “Grammy”, as her kids and grandkids called her, was a beautiful soul both inside and out. We thrived on hearing “I love you darlin’” or “Gawrammit.” Her home cooking and baking was like no other.

Mary was born February 6, 1947 in Somerville, Massachusetts and raised in Whitman, Massachusetts where she lived with her parents and was the oldest of nine children. She raised her kids in Norfolk, Massachusetts then decided to continue raising them in the same house she was raised. At the age of 63, Mary decided to have a change and move to North Carolina where she resided the rest of her life.

Mary was known for her radiant smile, infectious laugh, and magnetic personality. Just like a proud parent and grandparent, she never met a person she did not like or could not talk to. One of her favorite past times was listening to 50’s music and watching The Pats play. She enjoyed crafting, reading Nora Roberts novels, and driving fast.

Mary got her new healthy body on January 26, 2020 and went to be with Jesus. She fought many years battling illnesses, and now she is doing the Twist, the Irish Jig, and enjoying a game of cribbage in Heaven with her baby boy, family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Scott Ritchie, Ashley Maze, Michelle Linn, and Rebecca Ritchie. Her precious grandchildren, Matthew, Jacob, Autumn Grace, Brielle, Arianna, and Remington will miss their Grammy/Meme terribly. She also leaves her siblings and many extended family members who will remember her fondly.

We’ll have a Pepsi with lots of ice and whiskey for you Ma. We wish you were still here but until we meet again, we love and miss you, and will make you proud.

Memorial condolences may be made at www.shallottefunerals.com

White Funeral and Cremation Service, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte, North Carolina.

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Debby Smerz. Mancinelli

February 9, 2020

Dear Rose

So sorry to hear about your sister Mary💜

Donna Sykes

January 31, 2020

Tears in My eyes I can't believe You left Us behind.. But I know T h at when Jesus took you by the hand.. You gave him one of Your special Meme hugs that only You could give .. We became fast FRIENDS at McDonald's Playhouses in Southport.. Talking for hours laughing sharing story's of Our Beautiful Grandchildren.. Haley and Brielle made friends playing crying when it was time too part for that day.. Too have many many More.. Oh Mary We are gone to miss You so much.. It broke My heart too tell My Haley.. She was so upset.. She loved You in a special way. Enjoy Your heavenly home can't wait too visit You there I'm sure it is so perfect.. Here a picture I'm sharing as Your watching over everyone as Your watching over these Kids ❤ I love You. Donna and Children

Donna Sykes

January 31, 2020

Tears in My eyes I can't believe You left Us behind.. But I know T h at when Jesus took you by the hand.. You gave him one of Your special Meme hugs that only You could give .. We became fast FRIENDS at McDonald's Playhouses in Southport.. Talking for hours laughing sharing story's of Our Beautiful Grandchildren.. Haley and Brielle made friends playing crying when it was time too part for that day.. Too have many many More.. Oh Mary We are gone to miss You so much.. It broke My heart too tell My Haley.. She was so upset.. She loved You in a special way. Enjoy Your heavenly home can't wait too visit You there I'm sure it is so perfect.. Here a picture I'm sharing as Your watching over everyone as Your watching over these Kids ❤ I love You. Donna and Children

Gina DeMarco

January 31, 2020

It was destined for me to meet Meme’s daughter Michelle! We became the closest of friends! My family became hers and hers mine!! I was introduced to Maryas Auntie Gina she to me as Meme! No questions asked!! I loved her from that moment on! You couldn’t help but to!!! She presence filled the room!! Funny, loving, bright smiling face, She adored her grandchildren from a far and when she could be with them she just couldn’t get enough!! Her love was infectious you had to smile!! She was a wonderful woman!!! A very strong woman. And anyone who was blessed to have her in their life was truly BLESSED! May God bless my dear friend and her family through this struggle!🙏And may God bless this beautiful woman, may you keep her safe, struggle free and in Peace🙏

Nancy Nicholson

January 30, 2020

I first met Mary at a sewing class in Norfork Ma. That was in the 70's. We became good friends. I moved in 79 to Florida and Mary and Scott come to see me. I then moved to N.C. and to my surprise Mary had moved here and was only 2 hours from me. Good friends Don't have to talk or see each other everyday, we just picked up right where we left off. Heaven gained a special Angel. Soar high with your Angels my dear friend. Love you.

Dee Chitty (Boucher)

January 29, 2020

Condolences to the Ritchie Family. I remember Scott's Mom from the house on Mirror Lake Ave. /beginning of Birch Road. She would always be protective and allow the kids to play while keeping an watchful eye on where they were and exactly what they were doing. The world was a different place then, kids and dogs roamed the entire neighborhood and their house was right at the bus stop. Every kid passed by at some point during their day. She was a good Mom and you were lucky to have her. God Bless.

Lacey Chirico

January 28, 2020

Ms. Mary you were truly one of a kind. I'm so glad I had the privilege to meet you and Rebecca. Your words were so comforting when we would get together and just share everything that was going on. We will see you again someday.

Christine Blackmon

January 28, 2020

She became my true friend 2years ago and helped me more than I helped her another mom to me I will be missing her alot more now I had to move so I was unable to get to see her 😞 but I loved her 😭 dearly I will miss you ma love to the family hope I can see you soon 😘❤️

Danny Hales

January 28, 2020

I will truly miss opening the door for Mrs. Mary every sunday at church just to see her radiant smile and get a kiss on the cheek. She always made the best of life. Until we meet again Mrs Mary... sending my condolences and prayers to the family.

sue dyer

January 28, 2020

mary was a good friend for many years even as we grow apart i will always think of her as a loving mother and a good friend

FROM THE FAMILY