Ronnie Lee Purdham

April 6, 1959March 18, 2021

Ronnie Lee Purdham, 61, a resident of Shenandoah, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

He was born in Shenandoah on April 6, 1959 and was the son of Elenore Grimsley Purdham of Shenandoah and the late Homer Lee Purdham.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Adam Lee Purdham of Shenandoah; his grandson, Braylen Lee Purdham both who were the light of his life; a brother, Allen Lee Purdham and wife, Paula; sisters, Betty Mae Jenkins and husband, George, Barb Comer and husband, Don, all of Shenandoah; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews whom he treasured.

Ronnie graduated from Page County High School in 1978 and was a member of the Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Harrisonburg Eagles. He was owner and operator of Blue Ridge Concrete.

He was a father figure to many and was an avid sports fan. He loved following his son and grandson while they played basketball.

A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Warren Comer Family Cemetery in Shenandoah with Pastor Jimmy Kite and Pastor Larry Sullivan officiating.

A register book will be available to sign at the funeral home on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 9am – 5 pm or friends may call at the home of his mother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church Ladies Ministries, P.O. Box 173, Shenandoah, VA 22849.

Lindsey – Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah is handling arrangements and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting


  • Elenore Grimsley Purdham, Mother
  • Adam Lee Purdham, Son
  • Braylen Lee Purdham, Grandson
  • Allen Lee Purdham (Paula), Brother
  • Betty Mae Jenkins (George), Sister
  • Barb Comer (Don), Sister
  • Numerous, Nieces & Nephews
  • Numerous, Great-Nieces & Great-Nephews
  • Homer Lee Purdham, Father (deceased)

  • Chris Purdham, Active Pallbearer
  • Brian Purdham, Active Pallbearer
  • Brandon Comer, Active Pallbearer
  • K. R. "Boug" Comer, Active Pallbearer
  • Jason VanHyning, Active Pallbearer
  • Greg Good, Active Pallbearer
  • Steve Robertson, Active Pallbearer
  • Mark Stroupe, Active Pallbearer
  • Employees of Blue Ridge Concrete, Honorary Pallbearers

  • Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church



  • Friends & Family May Sign The Register Book

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, March 21, 2021


  • Friends & Family may call at the home of his mother.


Ronnie Lee Purdham

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Tammy Wood

April 1, 2021

Just want you to know that we think of you all often & ask God's peace to shower upon you in a very special way. Having Joy fill your hearts from the memories he gave you and thanking God for choosing you all to be in Ronnie's life & he in yours !
Because of Calvary,
Love & Prayers, Tim & Tammy

Tina Steer

March 26, 2021

Adam, Eleanor and family,
We were heart broken to learn of Ronnie's passing. We have many memories of him and especially all the time he spent bouncing a basketball with Mason when he was small. What an outgoing, kind, gentle soul he was. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to all.
Ricky, Tina and Mason Steer

Angela Grimsley McDaniel

March 24, 2021

My thoughts and prayers for comfort is with the Purdham family.

RIP🕯️ Ronnie you will be missed by so many that loved you dearly, and your memory will live on in their hearts.

Luther & Vickie Harmon

March 23, 2021

Allen,Paula, and Purdham Family,
So sorry to hear the Loss of a dear family member, and it is no way to fill that void accept the memory in your heart which will always be there.
May God be with you and comfort you all in this time of need.

Sandra Breeden

March 22, 2021

Purdham family,
I was so sorry to hear about Ronnie’s passing. I worked with him at Alliance many years ago and became good friends with him. Such a good person. May God give you peace and comfort now and the days to come. God Bless.

Wayne Turner

March 22, 2021

Ronnie was a Great Person and Friend to so Many!! He would sometimes come around me when I was playing music and Always ask for The Jimmy Martin song. Hold What You Got!Im coming home to Stay! And He would always come see me at Christmas time and Speading Cheer! And Great Times and Plenty of Laughs!! RIP My Friend !! 💖

Amy Kisling

March 22, 2021

I haven't saw Ronnie in quite some time but I will always remember his smiling face, and cheerful disposition. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, and will always be remembered in his hometown of Shenandoah. Rest in Peace dear friend.

Tiara Smelser

March 22, 2021

Our whole family is terribly saddened to hear about this great loss. Many prayers for Adam and the whole family in days, weeks, and months to come.

Roger May

March 22, 2021

Ronnie was a great friend i will miss him dearly
R.I.P. my brother
Until we meet again

Becky Monger (eppard)

March 21, 2021

Couldn’t ask for a better guy/friend , he would give anyone the shirt off of his back
Ronnie had a heart of gold❤️ I will always remember our good times in Shenandoah.
He’s gonna be missed by so many.
R.I.P Ronnie , 🙏prayers to his family😢.