Mills Riddick, Sr.
Mills J. Riddick, 81 of Jarvisburg, NC died at his residence surrounded
by his family on July 17, 2017. Mills was born July 21, 1935 in
Suffolk, VA to the late Benny Lee Riddick, Sr. and Ophelia Booth
Mills loved the Lord and his family. He was
affectionately known as the "Candy Man" as his pockets were always full
of candy, which he shared with everyone. Mills was a member of
Powell's Point Christian Church, having served faithfully as a church
Elder for many years. He was a former member of Jarvisburg Church
of Christ, having served in various capacities including Sunday School
Superintendent, Deacon, and Elder. Mills also served his country
honorably in the United States Army.
In addition to his parents,
Mills was preceded in death by his brother, B.L. Riddick, Jr. and
sisters; Patsy R. Jump, Evelyn R. Luter, Dorothy R. Carter, and Marie
Mills is survived by his wife, Virginia M. Riddick;
his son, Mills J. Riddick, Jr. and wife Pam of Aydlett, NC; one
granddaughter, Tracy L. Moorer and husband Jonathan and one
great-grandson, Lucas of Angier, NC; his brother-in-law, Wayne McFatter
and wife, Ginger of Franklin, VA; and a host of nieces and nephews and
extended family members.
The funeral service will be
held Thursday July 20, 2017 at 10 AM at Powells Point Christian Church
in Harbinger, NC. Friends and family may view one hour prior. Pastors
Vince Rodkey and Burt Pearce will officiate. The interment and
committal with military honors will follow the service at 2 PM at
Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery 5310 Milners
Road in Suffolk, VA 23434.
The family extends a very special
thank you to Dean and Janice Owens for Driving "Mr. and Mrs.
Daisey." In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mills' memory
may be made to Powells Point Christian Church, 197 Church Road
Harbinger, NC 27941 and/or to the American Diabetes Association 2451
Crystal Drive Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202.
be expressed via the on-line register at
www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was
entrusted with arrangements.