Bill Ricketts

August 7, 1961 – November 9, 2020

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Celebration of Life Service for William “Bill” Craig Ricketts, 59, are set for 2:00 pm. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 to service time at Memorial Funeral Home. Masks and social distancing guidelines will be in place. There will be a live stream of Mr. Ricketts service on Memorial Funeral Home's Facebook page.

Bill died November 9, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born August 7, 1961 in Lawton, OK to William and Frankie Ricketts. He was a 1979 graduate of Alcorn Central High School. He attended Northeast MS Community College where he received his RN degree. For the past 26 years, he worked at NMMC in Tupelo, MS. Most recently, he worked at MS Care Center. Bill was a member of Holly Baptist Church. He was an avid motorcycle rider known as “Rodekill” to his fellow bikers. He rode with the Southern Cruisers and the Patriot Guard. His heart was with the SSG Seth Ricketts Memorial Ride, a memorial event for his son who was killed in action serving in the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan. The event raises money for the Fisher House. Bill was always willing to help those in need. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his 7 grandsons (or “grandawesomes,” as he often called them).

He was preceded in death by his son, SSG Seth Ricketts; and his mother, Frankie Ricketts.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandi Hearne Ricketts; father, William Ricketts; daughter, Tiffany Graham (Brett); son, Ben Ricketts (Hannah); brother, Todd Ricketts (Gina); sister, Robin London(Tommy); grandsons Aiden, Cullen, Seth Wesson, Reegan, Emerson, Jackson, Connor; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the local biker clubs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SSG Seth Ricketts Memorial c/o Sandi Ricketts, 44 CR 716 Corinth, MS 38834.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Ricketts family.

Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home.


  • Receiving of Family and Friends

    Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, November 13, 2020

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  1. I am deeply sorry for your loss, and would like to share a scripture with you. The scripture is found at Acts 24:15, which speaks of a resurrection. Yes, God has promised that one day he will bring our loved ones back to life, and we will be able to see them again. This is a time many people look forward, and they also find it comforting knowing they can see their loved ones again. I hope this message brings you comfort during this difficult time.


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