Norman V. Riddick, Jr.

Sunrise: December 25, 1925

Sunset: May 27, 2021

The  spirited and beloved father and grand-father Norman Vertavious Riddick  passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the age of 95.

Norman Riddick, Jr. was born in old Princess Anne County (Virginia Beach) on December 25, 1925 to Norman Riddick, Sr. and Georgia Elizabeth (Walke) Riddick. He was  pre-ceded in death by his cherished wife Pearl Lee Riddick (Crawford).  Norman was a trailblazer and was among the black men to serve as a milkman in Hampton Roads. He eventually worked his way up to plant manager at  the historic Birchard Dairy, retiring  from the dairy business in his later years.

He was  a long term member and deacon of Antioch Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia and was a man of deep abiding faith.  He was also an avid and  prolific farmer, and laid the blue print for urban  farming before it was cool,. He grew fresh fruits and vegetables every season for more than forty years off of Pecan Lane in Norfolk.  He was a sharp dresser  whose smile and laughter were bigger than life! He is survived by his three children, six grandchildren, and several great grand –children.  His is a life well-loved and well lived .

Viewing Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, June 4, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Stephany Snowden says

    I am going to miss you poppa! Love you grandpa

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    Gloria L Bostic says

    We the Antioch Family will truly miss you. Your smile and your voice singing in the choir. You was a man who truly loved the Lord. We all will gather again up in Heaven one day singing and praising His name. The Male and Unity choir sends our condolences.

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