Margaret M. Riddick

Sunrise: January 10, 1936

Sunset: July 20, 2020

Mrs. Margaret Meeks Riddick 84, of Chesapeake, Va. departed this life on Monday, July 20, 2020 peacefully. Margaret is the daughter of the late Eddie Lee and Larusha Meeks. She graduated from George Washington Carver High School. Margaret received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Saint Augustine University. She devoted 35 years of her life teaching within the public-school systems. She retired from Norfolk Public Schools as an Elementary Education Professional. Margaret is a Jehovah’s witness of the Grassfield congregation Chesapeake, Va.

Margaret married Major F Riddick October 4, 1974. Margaret and her husband were faithful members of the Huntersville Senior Citizen group in Norfolk, Va. for 8 year. Margaret was also an associate member of her husband’s graduating class, Booker T. Washington class of 44 and 45.

Margaret was the eldest of her three siblings Cleveland V. Meeks of Rocky Mount, NC., Mamie M. Mayo of Tarboro, N. C., and Eddie Meeks of New York. Eddie preceded her in death.She leaves behind to cherish her beautiful memory her husband of 46 years Major Franklin Riddick Sr. of Norfolk, Va., and he devoted daughter Dywanna Harris Copeland (Ricardo) of Chesapeake Va., along with bonus children Major F Riddick Jr. (Manerva) of Price George County, MD, Katrina Riddick of Baltimore, MD. Grandchildren Kenya Harris of Chesapeake VA., Major. Keenan B. Harris USAF (Morgan) of Edwards AFB, CA., Myrica Riddick of Prince George County, MD., and cherished great grandchildren Kason Jones, Kaiden Harris, and Khristian Harris. We cannot leave out her extended family and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many loveable friends.

Viewing Monday, July 27, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Albert G. Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Melanie Anderson-Grant says

    I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family and loved ones of Margaret Riddick. She is a strong yet gentle force. May you find comfort during this time. Love Always.

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    Jeff & Sharonda Lowe says

    My Condolences to the family of Margaret Riddick
    She will truly be missed. I am praying for you all. God Bless you Dywanna and Family. We love you all
    Jeff and Sharonda Lowe & Family

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    Kimberly Vines says

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Dywana and family.

    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 4:7

    Love you, Tasha and your NC family

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    Leah S. Vines says

    From Leah S. Vines Pinetops, North Carolina
    We were neighborhood friends thru elementary and high school. She graduated from high school with my two brothers, Tommie & James Staton. She was always a loving, caring person. We are truly sorry to hear of her passing. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.

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    Ruby B. Hardy says

    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy and hoping it provides you
    with comfort to know that others share in your sorrow.

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      Laveon c walker says

      Dywanna my prayers are with you and your family. Just trust in God and you will find peace.

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    Stephanie N. Perry says

    We are sorrowful with you Uncle Major and Dywanna and the rest of our family. Aunt Margaret will be fondly remembered as we think of the many family times we shared. She was a sweet and special lady.
    Your niece/cousin Stephanie and family

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    Laura Wilson Cross says

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves memories no one can steal. In the moment—Pick through the memories for your strength and maybe even a good, quiet laugh for inspiration.

    With deepest sympathy to the family of Margaret Riddick. We will always remember Margaret for a kind word, thought and a good laugh.

    Cross Family-Vernon (Wink), Laura Wilson, Morgan and Taylor

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    Evelena Carter says

    My deepest sympathy to the Riddick family in the passing of Ms Margaret. May the memories of your days with her give you comfort. Praying much for you!

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      BETTY J PAYTON says

      Sorry for your loss, may GOD fill your hearts with Grace and Mercy. As you remember Ms Margaret may sweet memories fill your heart
      and turn your sorrow to joy. May the love of Our FATHER lift you and
      grant you peace.
      George & Betty Wilson Payton & Family

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    Bettina J Oliver says

    My heart was sadden to hear about Margaret’s transition. Just know, Mr. Riddick, you and your family are in my thoughts & prayers as you say your goodbyes to your beloved wife. Blessings.

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    Veronica Smith says

    Sending all of our love and condolences to the Riddick family. Dywanna you showed us what love looks like in action as you patiently cared for Margaret. We will miss her ♥️
    She was a beautiful example of faith and endurance . We know she’s safe in Jehovah’s memory.

    Lots of love,
    Anthony and Veronica Smith ♥️
    Grassfield Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

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    Clarence & Annie (Wilson) Demory says

    We are sad at the loss of your loved one. Our heartfelt condolences to the Riddick Family. May loving memories comfort you and may the joy of your Lord be your strength.

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    Pat Shaw and family says

    Sleep well Margaret, and wait for Jehovah to Call, and you will answer,we will all rejoice together when we see you in the new system,may the god of all comfort,be with your family,we will miss you 💞

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    Pamela F Spruill says

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your devoted wife and mother. Our sincere condolences to your family. We pray that you will fine comfort and peace from knowing she is with God and through the memories you treasure.

    Pam Spruill
    George Banks
    Beacon Light CHDO

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