Obituary for Dezzie Riddick
Mrs. Dezzie Mae Wynn Riddick, affectionately known as “Ma Boot”, 77, peacefully entered into eternal rest on June 10, 2017 at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. She was born on November 12, 1939 in Bertie County, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Rachel Holley Wynn, Sr.
In addition to her parents, two sons, David Ross Wynn, Danny Ray Riddick, one great grandson, Da’Quan Turner, one brother George Wynn, two Sisters, Viola Lews and Mary Feimster, one niece Teia Thigpen Lester, one nephew, Glen Wynn, two sisters-in-law, Annie Perry and Mary Hobson, and two brothers-in-law, Alton Riddick and Jessie Riddick, also preceded her in death.
She attended Bertie County Schools. She was employed at Iredell Memorial Hospital before retiring from 25 years of dedicated service.
She was a member of We Care Outreach Ministry where she was acknowledged as the Mother of the Church. She was married to Jimmie Riddick for 56 years and to this union five children were born: a son, Jimmie (Shelia) Riddick and four daughters, Brenda Riddick (Stevenson), Shelia (Rodney) Dalton, Coral Riddick (Scott) and Vickie (Pastor Anthony Sr.) Turner. grandchildren: Alayah Stevenson, Sacari Stevenson
Ma Boot will be greatly missed by her four brothers Roy Wynn, Sr. of Statesville, James Wynn of Windsor, N.C., Randy Wynn of Statesville and Edward Wynn of Philadelphia, PA.; her sisters-in-law, Betty Sue Wynn and Wilma Riddick, both of Statesville, Mildred Riddick of Harrelsville, N.C., Jeanette (Lewis) Vinson of Merry Hill, N.C., and Barbara Riddick of Riverhead, NY, her brothers-in-law; Danny Riddick of Statesville, William Riddick of Merry Hill, N.C., Kenneth (Cynthia) Riddick of Harrelsville, N.C., Ernest Perry of Colerain, N.C.; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends including a special friend, Phyllis Morrison.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church. Rev. Burrel Brooks, Pastor will officiate and Pastor Anthony Turner will eulogize with burial to follow in the Belmont Cemetery. Mrs. Riddick will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary until taken to the church to lie in state at 1:00 p.m. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.
Visit the Book of Memories for “Ma Boot” at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham is serving the family of Mrs. Dezzie Wynn Reddick.
Psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. , He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.