Marjorie R. Riddle

March 27, 1930November 9, 2020

Marjorie R Riddle was welcomed into heaven on November 9, 2020. She had been in declining health for several years. Born in Callands, Virginia on March 27, 1930. She is predeceased by her husband, Walter M. Riddle, and her parents, O.C. and Alice D. Bowen and nephew, Bobby Tucker. She was known as “Memama” to all that met her. She is survived by her children, Judy R. Marsh of Richmond, VA, Betty R. Clark-Riggan (Dallas) of Land O Lakes, FL, Susan R. Jarrett (Geary) of Tampa, FL and Kenneth L. Robertson (Tammy) of Richmond, VA, and her grandchildren, Melinda Van Clapdurp, Forest VA, Scott Allen Jarrett, Boston, MA, David K. Robertson, (Patricia) Rustburg, VA, and Christopher R. Robertson of Richmond, VA. Additionally, Mrs. Riddle had 12 great grandchildren and 1 sister, Faye B. Tucker (Frederick) of Gretna, VA, and many extended family members and friends.

Mrs. Riddle formerly lived in Danville, VA prior to moving to Richmond, VA with her husband, Walter Riddle who served in the Department of Corrections including serving as the Warden of the Virginia State Penitentiary. They later moved to Nottaway County and settled in Burkeville, VA where Mrs. Riddle was the librarian of the Burkeville Public Library prior to retiring. Mrs. Riddle was an active member of the Burkeville Baptist Church where she faithfully served in multiple leadership positions. Additionally, Mrs. Riddle was a member of the Burkeville Woman’s Club and served on various community boards. She always enjoyed cooking, gardening, and bird watching, especially the cardinals.

In 2007, Mrs. Riddle moved to Tampa, FL to live with her daughter, Susan and her son-in law, Geary Jarrett. She became an active member of Idlewild Baptist Church, Lutz, FL where she enjoyed traveling and participating in the senior ministries until her health began to decline. “Memama” will be missed deeply by her family and friends and remembered for her southern charm and smile. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimer Association, LifePath Hospice Tampa, Fl, Burkeville Baptist Church, Burkeville, VA or Idlewild Baptist Church, Lutz, FL.

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Gayle Kearney

November 13, 2020

I met Marjorie in the Women of Faith Bible fellowship class. I had substituted for the teacher several times, and so I didn’t know her well. But I did see her glowing spirit and love for the Lord and His word. I will be remembering her family in prayer for peace and comfort, while also rejoicing that she is in her eternal home with our Savior.

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Mary Stephney Quinby

November 12, 2020

Betty, I am so saddened by your loss and she will definitely be missed by you and your siblings. Laugh and share the moments with your younger generation, so they, too, can remember.
May Mrs. Riddle rest in peach, in the arms of Jesus.

Abbie Jenks

November 12, 2020

I was so saddened to hear about your loss. Sending love and prayers your way, for all of you. Peace. Abbie

Jessica Buddie

November 12, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this time and hope that you find comfort in celebrating her life and sharing in your favorite memories together. Jessica Buddie

Lorna Baker

November 12, 2020

I was in the Women of Faith class with Ms Marjorie. I loved her knowledge and her humour. Although she had not been in class for some time, I can still see that smile and I will miss her.
My condolences to the family.
Lorna Baker

Ursula Mills

November 12, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort and peace during this time.
You are in my prayers, Ursula Mills

Kathy Romig

November 12, 2020

My thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with all of you. May you all find comfort and peace in the coming days. Love and hugs to all. Kathy Romig

Sandra and Gary Williams

November 11, 2020

We loved Marjorie. She was always kind and caring. We will never forget all of the weekends we spent with her and Walter. She was a great lady and a fabulous cook. We will miss her but rejoice that she is no longer in pain. Love to all of you❤️

Robert and Rebecca DeBoer

November 10, 2020

Memama was our adopted grandma and a dear friend in Christ. We loved her warmth, her beautiful smile and loving heart. Thank you Lord Jesus for our time with her and the Jarret’s. She is in heaven now probably holding a Bible lesson and serving a delicious key lime pie! God speed!

Cyndy Fine

November 10, 2020

While I did not know your mother, I do know you and your husband. I am sure that a piece of her lives on in you and your sister.
You, your family and your mother will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.
Love you!

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