Maddox Scott Ritch
2012 - 2018
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Maddox S. Ritch, 6, of Mooresville, NC passed away on Sept. 27, 2018. A visitation will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 PM on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, NC. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in the chapel at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home. Burial will be private. The Ritch family is under the care of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home. Full obituary can be read at www.raymerfh.com.

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Published in Charlotte Observer from Sep. 30 to Oct. 3, 2018.
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September 29, 2019
My dear sweet Maddy,
Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and all the fun we had laughing and playing together. I miss your sweet giggles and hearing you sing, watching you run and laugh. I am so lucky to have been a part of your short life. You are my whole heart and it shattered the day we lost you. I take comfort in all the memories we made together. I miss hearing you call me Grandpa. I always loved that. You could call me anything as long as you talked. I miss the way you always greeted me at the door when I came to watch you. One day we will both be together again. I love you so much and miss you terribly.
Lynn Ritch
Grandparent
September 24, 2019
Dear sweet Maddox,
You are in our hearts everyday. Not a day goes by that we dont think of you, of your family, and the sadness of the void that has been created since you went to be with Jesus.
I pray for you everyday sweet boy. I pray that you are laughing and singing out loud, running and playing, surrounded with love and joy. And if you should see my cousin Amy, please tell her I miss her terribly. She will watch over you sweet boy. And make you laugh constantly.
We love you Maddox
Gretchen Hansen
October 10, 2018
I am still so heartbroken for you. I have prayed for Maddox ever since I first heard he was missing. Now I pray for everyone who loved and cared for him. I never knew your family or Maddox, but as a parent I know that there can be no worse pain than losing a child. Please know that people are still thinking of you and your little one. Rest in peace sweet baby boy. I hope that one day I can give you a big hug in heaven.
Teresa S
October 6, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you're enduring as parents. I am also the parent of a six year old nonverbal autistic child and I know how fast something like this can happen. I have been thinking of your family and Maddox every single day since I first saw his story. You are all in my heart and Maddox will always be there. Lots of love.
Emily Youngston
October 6, 2018
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious little boy. I can identify with your pain, as we lost our little three year old boy in a pool accident a few months ago.
May the Lord comfort and strengthen you during this very difficult time.
Our consolation is that they are safe in His arms now, with no more pain.
In ourselves, much grief and anguish for the great losses, but we will see them again some day in Heaven.
Phyllis Cagle
October 5, 2018
So sorry about Maddox. I have been praying for all of you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,
Stephanie
October 5, 2018
I'm so sorry for yall,s loss rest a sure he's in heaven with Jesus and, the angel,s it's not good bye but I'll see you again fly high maddox gone way to soon but not forgotten y'all are in my prayers
Alice Swayney
Significant_other
October 5, 2018
My sincere sympathies to the family may your memories bring you much joy and your prayers to God will bring you much comfort and strength. Romans 12:12
Patrice
October 4, 2018
My family is so heartbroken by the passing of little Maddox. We pray that God will bring comfort and peace to your hearts. Sometimes it is so hard to understand why God allows sad things to happen, but believe me, he is so happy singing and dancing with the Lord.
Morgan Williams
October 4, 2018
We are so very sorry for the loss of Maddox. We are here for your family and will continue to pray for God's Peace beyond all understanding. Look forward to meeting you all soon. David and Debbie Henry (Taylor's parents)
Debra Henry
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October 4, 2018
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Debra Henry
October 4, 2018
please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beautiful little boy. may precious and fond memories remind you of the times you spent together giving you pleasant thoughts. may God's loyal love give you the comfort you need at this sorrowful time and also give you the strength to endure. psalms 119:76
lou myers
October 4, 2018
Maddox rest little sweetheart. You we're so loved by your family and the world. Carrie, Ian, family and friends that he loved so much, I am so sorry that you lost this little angel. My heart breaks for you and I am praying for you all.
C. Shannon GILLEY
October 4, 2018
RIP sweet Maddox Rest easy and shine down on your Mommy and Daddy! So sorry for the Ritch family's loss and may they find peace and some comfort in their time of grief . The Laporte Family
Kristina Laporte
October 4, 2018
This is another Angel.
Joyce &, Donnie Peyton
October 4, 2018
This special little boy,I think the whole nation was watching. Our hearts were hurting for the family,our thoughts and Prayers go out to the family and all that spent time looking for Maddox.God loves his chrildren he is in the loving arms,
Of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Joyce& Donnie Peyton'
October 3, 2018
May your innocent and beautiful soul Rest In Peace.
October 3, 2018
my prayers to the family he will be missed
annette craig
October 3, 2018
Rest in peace baby
Cathy Ledwell
October 3, 2018
Rest God's sweet little one. I watched as the search was consistantly on for you Maddox! If you only knew how so many hearts were touched while waiting on a Blessed word that you were found well, then our hearts were so broken when your search turned out differently! To the parents, & family, you loved Maddox much, but God loved him most! Just know that God is the joy & strength of your life! My thoughts & Prayers are with you all. God Bless you...
October 3, 2018
My heart goes out to the family. Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.
DeYarda Darby
Acquaintance
October 3, 2018
My heart aches for you. Praying for peace
ann
October 3, 2018
The deepest abyss of pain and grief the human spirit can endure, is the death of your child. May God give you the strength to get through this, knowing one day you will see him again. I too have lost a child at 20. May he Rest In Peace. So sorry for your loss.
Mother from another angel
October 3, 2018
Sweet Maddox... running on streets of gold! And he is very happy.
October 2, 2018
All the way in Michigan I was praying for Maddox to be found alive. I am so sorry for your loss. He is such a sweet boy. In Heaven now, he can speak and run, and play with all the other kids that are also there. I will keep praying for your families.
Marti Bea
October 2, 2018
I prayed for Maddox every day as I too have a child with Autism. I was so saddened by the loss of Maddox and I pray that his family will be comforted in their time of grief. Maddox will forever be loved and he is now with the Lord. May we bless this young boy's life and never forget the joy he brought. God rest his soul.
Kim P.
October 2, 2018
My heart is so heavy for the Ritch family as I Express my Condolences for your loss, I pray that God give your family strength and understanding as you mourn the loss of this sweet baby.
Rest in Heaven with Angel's Maddox
April Shackelford
October 2, 2018
Even though I didn't know this family, I was praying that Maddox would be found quickly, and would be safe . I am deeply saddened for your loss, and pray that God will bring comfort to your family. Maddox will always be remembered in our hearts.
Kimberly Cole
October 2, 2018
Dear Maddox is resting in Gods memory. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Ms. Sowell
October 2, 2018
Sweet Maddox, Eternal rest grant unto you, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him. My very deepest condolences to his mom and the family. My prayers go out you and the family.
Cindi Garcia
October 2, 2018
Maddox touched so many people's lives. My family watched the news on Maddox from the very beginning. I feel like I knew him personally. I wanted so bad to give him a great big hug. May God truly bless all of you. He is safe with the Lord now.
Wanda Cordell
October 2, 2018
God and Peace Be With You!
Gail Sheridan
October 1, 2018
You do not know me but I was one who said many prayers for your previous little boy. My heart was broken of the news but know he is in heaven talking to jesus.praying for the family to be comforted.
Rose Autry
October 1, 2018
Ever since I heard the news about Maddox he has been in my prayers. From a grandma whose grandson was newly diagnosed 2 weeks ago with Autism, Maddox has a special place in my heart. I will be walking in honor of 2 little boys in Arizona this month, Maddox and Vaughn. My prayers will continue for the entire family. God wrap his loving arms around you.
Deborah White
October 1, 2018
Always in our hearts! Rest easy little one.
Gretchen Hansen
October 1, 2018
Run now little one...run, jump, laugh, sing and carry-on as children do. You are safe now, surrounded by the angels, watching over you.
We may have never met you but you will forever be in our hearts and minds Maddox! Rest easy sweet boy.

We love you
West Grove, Pennsylvania
Gretchen Hansen
October 1, 2018
May God wrap His heavenly arms around your family now and forever. Your beautiful son is now an angel!! So heartbreakung, but one day your faith be restored. Keep his memory alive. His short life has purpose. RIP Maddox we love you!
DEBORAH GRACE
October 1, 2018
I know words can't express the lost but from my heart, I am so sorry.
P. Miller
October 1, 2018
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Pamela Porter
October 1, 2018
May you now rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father. God Bless you sweet little man.
October 1, 2018
Maddox, sorry about your passing!!! your Mom And Dad have lost their precious child!! may he rest in God"s arms!
Lucinda Meehan
Acquaintance
October 1, 2018
ashley hill
September 30, 2018
Dear Ian, Carrie, Lynn, Freddie, and Matthew....Our hearts are breaking for you. Please know that your family in Virginia is praying for you all. Love, Steve, Micki and Stevi Feagans.
Micki Feagans
September 30, 2018
You will be remembered always sweet baby boy. You are no longer being quiet, you are shouting to the top of Heaven now and no longer in pain. You will always be safe now.
Elaine Webb
September 30, 2018
I am deeply saddened over the loss of your precious baby. I, like everyone here was praying and hoping for a happier outcome. There's no words anyone can say that can take away the pain or make you feel better. Be assured a lot of people are praying for you all. Our Heavenly Father will be by your side to support and comfort you.
September 30, 2018
Such a beautiful little boy.
Our hearts are so heavy over the loss of Maddox.
Our prayer was that he would be found. Now we pray for the grieving family and close friends.
Know that Jehovah God will be with you during this difficult time.
Continued prayers.

Respectfully,
Vanessa Simmons-Edwards
September 30, 2018
In our prayers and thoughts for the parents,,Maddox u will always live within all of our ,,,
#MADDOXSTRONG
#PRAYERSFORMADDOXSPARENTS
Angela Glance
September 30, 2018
My heartfelt prayers to the family of Maddox. May God hold him safe in his arms and comfort his family knowing he is safe in heaven. Deepest condolences.
Kathy Morgenstern
September 30, 2018
My heavy heart goes out to the family of this precious little boy. May God wrap his arms around them and bring them comfort and peace. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Celia Marquard
September 30, 2018
My love and prayers to you and your family. Prayed evetyday for his safe return. My heart broke the day he was found, I cried for hours. Such a precious child. He is now an Angel to watch over you, made whole. God Bless you. In my prayers
Deborah ONeal
September 30, 2018
REST IN PARADISE SWEET MADDOX❤ Everyone here in Gastonia prayed so hard for a different outcome. You are such a handsome, brave & loved more then you will ever know. You are free now sweetheart..RIP❤
Angie Privette
September 30, 2018
I have been watching this on the news every since little Maddox was missing. As a mother, my heart has been heavy with sadness and I can only imagine how his mother, father and family are feeling. I pray that God provides them with comfort and peace during this difficult time. God has another angel in heaven and may you rest in peace!
Crystal B.
September 30, 2018
I will see you every night when I look up into the dark sky and I see the brightest star and I know its you. Always remember Paw Paw Freddie loves you.
Freddie Ritch
September 30, 2018
I miss you my sweet Matty. You will always be my heart. Your Grandma loves you to the moon and back.
Lynn Ritch
September 30, 2018
You will always be remembered
Vickie Overcash
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