Reverend Paul M. Ritter
Person Funeral Home
4880 Hwy 705
Robbins, NC 27325
Reverend Paul Miles Ritter, age 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 8, 2018, at Fox Hill Center in Vernon, CT after a courageous battle with cancer. He devoted over 50 years to improving quality of life in Hartford including to developing the Faith Manor and Zezzo apartments. He served as pastor of the Warburton Community United Church of Christ for 25 years where he retired in 1997, and as a Commissioner of the Metropolitan District Commission for 28 years. The youngest son of 12 children of the late Jordan and Nora Ritter of Carthage, NC, he graduated from Immanuel College Theological Seminary, NC in 1957 and from the University of Connecticut in 1972. He is survived by; 7 children, Larry Ritter Sr. (Diana), Roger Ritter (Monnece), Paula Ritter-Lipscomb (Hamilton), Michael Ritter (Laura Ann), Tyrone Ritter (Stephanie), Chanene Ritter, Paul Ritter Jr.; 4 sisters, Arbella Williams, Mozella Ritter, Frankie Peace and Marjorie Brown; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; former wife, Mazie Ritter; close friends, Joyce Hudson, Russell Ruth, Bishop James Bishop, Bishop James Walker, and a host of loving family and friends. Funeral services will be Oct. 22 at 2 PM at the Bellview AME Zion Church, 128 Bellview Rd., Robbins, NC. via the Person Funeral Home (910) 464-2288. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greater Hartford NAACP, P.O. Box 1012, Hartford, CT 06143. A memorial service will be held in Hartford CT on Oct. 28 at 4 PM at the Victory Cathedral, 205 Bellevue St.
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Published by Hartford Courant on Oct. 14, 2018.
Funeral service
Bellview AME Zion Church
128 Bellview Rd., Robbins, Connecticut
Memorial service
Victory Cathedral
205 Bellevue St.
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May God bless the family. Your dad married my husband and me at Warburton. His picture hangs on our wall proudly. He will always be remembered. Our deepest sympathy.
Mr./Mrs. Jackson Morgan
February 26, 2021
Juanita & Paul Austin
October 22, 2018
Mary Faye Hackett-Beatty
October 22, 2018
To the Ritter family--We share in your loss of Rev. Paul. He was a very good man of faith and of community building. His spirit will always be remembered in a most positive way. May he rest in peace.
Sandy Cloud and family.
Sanford Cloud jr
October 21, 2018
To the Ritter Family-I had the pleasure of getting to know your Dad while at Fox Hill. We spent time sharing happy memories especially about those wonderful family reunions. As you probably already know, as a man of faith, he's very much at peace. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Joan Guerrera, LCSW
October 18, 2018
October 17, 2018
To the family of Paul M.Ritter

To the family of Rev.Ritter Just a few words to let yall know that you are all in our Prayers and that we will always remember Rev.Ritter we have learned so much from him from the years. He sat on the 5th District Town Committee for several years and showed great leadership. He was a Quite person until someone ruffled his feathers then it was a different story. Rev.Ritter just to let you know you will always have a seat on our Town Committee (5th) and will always be remember....We Love You.............
Mamie Bell
October 16, 2018
To the Ritter Family,

Stay encouraged in the LORD. Mr. Ritter truly loved GOD and the best legacy to leave for his family to follow.

Rev. Ritter I will miss seeing you in the front row at Victory Cathedral as I walk pass to greet you in love.

Your good works have not gone unseen and I'm certain GOD has plans for you there.
Shirley Amos-Cooper
October 15, 2018
To The Ritter Family:

Reverend Ritter will be truly missed. He was well known in the city of Hartford for his efforts in revitalizing the community. The city was important to him. He can be remembered for his kindness and sensibility. I enjoyed getting to know Reverend Ritter while on the Usher Board at Warburton. He was a wise man.
Traci Lynn Patterson
October 14, 2018
Cleo Cotton
October 14, 2018
To Paul and Family, You are in my Prayers always!
Jackie Bethea
October 14, 2018