Mildred Lavelle (Holloway) Ritchie

May 21, 1934 ~ April 29, 2022 (age 87)

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BALDWYN –   Mildred Lavelle Holloway Ritchie passed from this life April 29, 2022, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS. She was born May 21, 1934, in Pontotoc, MS to John Wiley and Lela Franklin Holloway. She grew up on the family farm in the Judah community and attended Algoma and Pontotoc Schools. She met and married the love of her life Avis Wayne Ritchie on February 14, 1953. They made their home in Memphis, TN for over sixty years until the passing of Avis on May 3, 2014. They had a passion for traveling and square dancing. Mildred had retired from Memphis Teachers Agency as well as the City of Memphis. She was a devout member of Berclair Church of Christ in Memphis, TN for over 60 years. Mildred leaves behind her nephews Jerry L Holloway, Charles A Samples, and JT Huddleston who all cared for her as they lived and cared for her for over 8 years. She also leaves behind nephew Ricky White (Lynn) and niece Debbie Montgomery (John) as well as her sweet lil fur baby Oscar whom she loved and adored, and his feelings were mutual. There are numerous nieces and nephews, and friends who will also miss Aunt Mildred.
  Mildred is preceded by her above-mentioned parents and beloved husband. Her sister Laverne Dougherty, two brothers Gerald Holloway and JL Holloway along with her sweet fur baby Fuzzy.
   Funeral services will be Tuesday May 3, 2022, at 2:00pm with Visitation begining at 12:00 noon in the Tupelo Chapel of Memories/Associated Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 109 Rankin Extended, Midtown,Tupelo, MS 38801. Burial will be in the Forrest Hill Cemetery-East, Bartlett, TN, Wednesday May 4, 2022. Our family at Associated are greatful for being part of Mildreds life.  We are gonna miss her dearly.  Messages, Memories, and Condolences may be left for the family by clicking on the Tributes link on this page.

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  1. To the Ritchie family, please except our condolences for the loss of your loved one. It is a sad time when we lose someone to death. We wonder, is that it? Will we see our loved ones again? The Bible gives us some comforting information! Acts 24:15 says “There is going to be a resurrection.” Also, John 5:28,29 says ” Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will come out-those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be judged.” May God comfort you during this time of loss!


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