Mother Mable S. Riddick

Published 9:04 pm Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 20, 2013

“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.”

Psalm 27:4


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Mother Mable S. Riddick, 100, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at her residence. She was born on June 29, 1912, to the late Ed Myrick and Hattie B. Myrick.

Mother Mable S. Riddick

Mother Mable S. Riddick

A native of Suffolk, Mother Mable graduated from Suffolk Public Schools and worked as a seamstress at Burke Taylor’s Shop.

Mother Mable entered into holy matrimony with the late Robert Riddick.

She joined Bethlehem Christian Church at the tender age of nine where she accepted Christ. She served diligently and faithfully as the church clerk, chairperson of the Deaconess Ministry, choir member, missionary, historian, and the Mother of the church.

Mother Mable leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving and devoted son, Emanuel Myrick Sr., 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and other family and friends.

The Riddick Family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of Companion of Love Home Health Care and Gail Daniels for the care and love shown to their mother and grandmother.

Mother Mable will be on view at the funeral home on Tuesday between the hours of noon and 7 p.m., and the family will greet guests from 5 to 7 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will take place Wednesday at noon at Bethlehem Christian Church, and she will be laid to rest at Carver Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Bethlehem Christian Church Building Fund in memory of Mother Mable Riddick,

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