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Douglas Ridgell
November 4, 1952 - May 5, 2019

Douglas Elliot Ridgell was born to James Weldon and Precious Jewel Ridgell on December 4, 1952, in Drew County. He attended Drew Elementary School and graduated from Monticello High School in 1970.

Douglas was a part of Ebenezer AME Church during his childhood. He united with Mt. Pleasant AME Church where he was a devoted usher until his health failed. He loved God and was very proud of his church family.

He was a very loving and devoted son and brother. His mother raised him to become an independent young man. He did everything for himself. He was respectful and polite to everyone he met and “ladies came first” in his book.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Travis, Leon, Troy and Evans Ridgell; and four sisters, Maudell, Narvis. Willie Mae and Charity.

He leaves to cherish his memory, six brothers, Donald (Maxine), Billy (Dantanese), Dwight and Bommie, all of Monticello, AR, and Earl (Anna) of Grand Blanc, MI and Chris Ridgell of W. Bloomfield, MI; sister-in-law, Mrs. Thelma Ridgell; devoted cousins, Barbara Blair, Clara Blair, Genevieve Blair, Steward, Gary Ridgell and Ronald Davis; a loyal and faithful friend, Mrs. Shirley Griffin, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Friday May 10, 2019 at Campground A.M.E. Church with burial to follow in Campground cemetery. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.

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