August 24, 1932 - September 7, 2021
RIDGELL, Mr. Earl J. - Age 89, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Mission Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Holly, MI. Graveside Service 3:00 PM Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Sunset Hills Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Rd. Rev. Roosevelt Brown officiating. Mr. Ridgell will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Tuesday. Mr. Earl J. Ridgell was born on August 24, 1932, in Drew County, Arkansas. He was the eighth child of James Weldon and Birdie (Gonder) Ridgell. At a young age, he accepted Christ at Strangers Rest A.M.E Church. He attended Drew County High School. Earl was among the many people who moved to Michigan from the South in the 1950’s to find work in the auto industry. In 1956, he landed a job with General Motors and married his sweetheart and childhood friend, Annie Jean Harris. They started a family and built a life together in Flint, later moving to Grand Blanc. Earl retired from Chevrolet in 1990 after 34 years of service. He enjoyed his family, friends, watching sports (especially the New York Yankees), playing cards, and gardening. He was a longtime member of Vernon Chapel A.M.E. Church. Earl’s love of his family, his commitment to hard work, and his sense of humor touched many people. He will be sorely missed. On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, Mr. Earl Ridgell departed this life into eternal rest at the age of 89. He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted and loving wife of 65 years, Annie Jean; sons Nathaniel Buckley (Hilda) of Arkadelphia, AR and Dr. Cornal Ridgell (Natasha) of Southfield, MI; daughters Tramell Alexander (Michael) of Evanston IL, Rogena Ellison (Coatsey) of Jonesboro, GA, Cheryl Ridgell and Marsalette Ridgell, both of Grand Blanc, MI; grandchildren Danielle Thompson (Owen) of Bellevue, NE, Adrienne Alexander (Alex Villaverde) of Chicago, IL, Anthony Alexander of Los Angeles, CA, Cornal (CJ) Ridgell of Southfield, MI, Symone Ridgell of Los Angeles, CA, Simonte King of Flint, MI, Simeon King of West Palm Beach, FL, Krystal Welch (Carlos) of Texarkana, TX, and Whitney Buckley-Williams (Kelly) of North Little Rock, AR; brothers Chris Ridgell of West Bloomfield, MI, Dwight Ridgell, Billy Ray Ridgell (Dantanese) and Bommie Ridgell, all of Monticello AR; brother-in-law James Harris (Bernestine) of Clio, MI and sisters-in-law Elizabeth Harris of Flint, MI, Leola Harris of Holly, MI, and Maxine Ridgell of Monticello, AR; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Mr. Ridgell was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Travis, Isaac, Troy, Leon, Lawrence, Donald and Douglas Ridgell; and five sisters, Narvis Harris, Maudell Ridgell, Bernice Ridgell, Charity Ann Miller and Willie Mae Ridgell.
RIDGELL, Mr. Earl J. - Age 89, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Mission Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Holly, MI. Graveside Service 3:00 PM Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Sunset Hills Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Rd. Rev. Roosevelt... View Obituary & Service Information
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