P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Jerry Don Ridgell, Sr.
April 27, 1946 - April 5, 2024

Jerry Don Ridgell, Sr.

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Jerry Don "J.D." Ridgell, Sr., was born April 27, 1946, to the late Labue and Ruth Ridgell in Monticello, AR.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Keith and Olean Girtman; and one niece, Rebie Ann Ambrose-Green.
J.D. leaves to cherish his memories, one daughter, Katina Ridgell of Little Rock, AR; one son, Jerry Don Ridgell, Jr., of Monticello, AR; one brother, Alvin Ridgell and wife Linda of Monticello, AR; three sisters, Emma Jean Green and husband Carl of Little Rock, AR; Bessie Ruth Dunlap and husband Japan of Monticello, AR, and Margaret Barnes and L.C. of Dermott, AR; one grandson, Laquon Williams of Bedford, TX; and one great-grandson, Lamari Williams of Dallas, TX; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The wake will be Friday, April 12, 2024, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Graveside services will be Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Monticello, AR with Rev. Chris Goodman officiating.

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Friday, April 12, 2024
from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Graveside Service
Saturday, April 13, 2024
11:00 a.m.
Mt.Zion AME Cemetery
Florence Rd
Monticello, AR  71655
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Mt. Zion AME Cemetery
Florence Rd.
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. John and Mary Ann Hudspeth
    Condolences to the family and friends. So many great memories with all the fellows of the Mount Zion Community. RIP JD 🙏❤️
  2. Junel Lucas
    RIP my friend you will be miss a lot
    going to miss seeing you when I come home

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