IRON STATION - Everett "Todd" Ritchie, 49, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at his home.
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He was born Oct. 16, 1964 in Alexis, NC. He was the son of Ray E. Ritchie and Vanda Kay Jones.
He is survived by his father, Ray E. Ritchie and wife Robin, of Iron Station, his sister Jacklan "Nicki" Ritchie Luarca of Salem, Oregon, and brother Marcus" Eric" Ritchie of Durham, NC.
Todd was a 1983 graduate of East Gaston High School in Mount Holly. He was employed by Wal-Mart in Durham.
Todd loved music of all kinds and was an avid reader. After traveling around the world, he settled in San Francisco. Prior to moving back to North Carolina, he lived in Oregon to be close to his sister. Todd enjoyed being around people and had an infectious laugh and great smile. Todd was loved by everyone he met and will be missed by us all.
He was preceded in death by his mother Vanda Kay Jones and his grandparents, Luther and Lucy Ritchie and Grady and Martha Jones.
Services will be held Sunday December 29, 2013 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Alexis, NC with visitation starting at 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Ronald Ritchie.
Memorials may be made to TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers) 1820 James Street, Durham, NC 27707.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 28, 2013