Don was disabled but served as Chaplain for Grand Rapids, Michigan VA Hospital, was of the Baptist faith, and also served as a cook for various restaurants. He was a Baptist minister in Kentwood, MI, and enjoyed fishing, cooking and fellowshipping with others. Don had a passion for helping and leading others to Christ. Being a reformed addict, he took a special interest in helping people with drug addictions. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Cecil and Effie Woods; his paternal grandparents, West and Allie Ridgell; and his stepson, Trey Lucas.
He is survived by his son, Dontrail Ridgell of Little Rock, AR; Stepson, Tilton Rhodes, Jr of Little Rock, AR; sisters, Belinda Matthews of Monticello, AR, Deborah Daniels of Fountain Hill, AR and Cherry Ridgell-Arnold of Hamburg, AR; brothers, Deon (Tiffany) Ridgell of San Mateo, CA, Kevin Ridgell of Dermott, AR and Greg Prunty of Jonesboro, AR; Aunts, Pearlene Binns of Monticello and Bernice Faughtner of Irving, TX; uncles, Joe L. Woods of Mabank TX and Alven Woods of Chicago IL; along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. You can sign Don's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.
Gwendolyn ArringtonMonticello, AR Friday, February 3, 2023 We are sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.
Janeva WhiteArlington, TX Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.
Belefornia DolphusLittle Rock, AR Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Father God bless us all.
Karen HaydenRogers, AR Sunday, January 29, 2023 I'm so sorry for your loss Maxine. Sending prayers your way.
Susie Graham SlickClarksville, AR Saturday, January 28, 2023 So sad here on Earth to lose a friend but we know Don’s earned his Heavenly reward now.