A resident of Amite, she died at 4:12 a.m. on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born July 4, 1942 in Tangipahoa and was 70 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Edward Ridgedell, Amite; children, Debbie Graham, Kentwood, Charlotte Lee, Osyka, MS, Ronald Lawrence Ridgedell, Livingston, Angelica Ridgedell, Walker, Ronald Bergeron, Amite; sisters, Juanita Ballard, Kentwood, Connie Risen, Pensacola, FL, Diane Creel, Roseland; brother, Ronnie Brown, Roseland; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Brown; brother, Sidney Ray Brown; daughter, Emily Whatinpoo; grandson, Christopher Graham. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Woodard. Interment Briar Patch Cemetery, Loranger. Pallbearers will be Jordan Carcama, Kevin Thorski, Ronald Bergeron, Desmond Franklin, Mark Tarver, Donnie King and Henry Ballard. For an online guestbook, visit www.mckneelys.com.