Delores Jeanette Page Riddick departed this earthly life on July 12, 2021.
Savannah and Joseph Page were the parents of Delores, and she was born in Abingdon, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Delores claimed two alma-maters—Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia, and North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina.
The career life of Delores was varied. She was a legal secretary in Danville, Virginia, an executive secretary at IBM in the Research Triangle Park, and a personnel assistant at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Her true love, however, was her career as an English Teacher in Franklin and Wake Counties.
Delores accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at Valley Street Baptist Church in Abingdon, Virginia. She continued to practice her worship, praise, and service to God at Martin Street Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. time in BSF International Bible Study gave Delores great joy and serenity by reading ‘Psalms,” “Proverbs,” “John,” and “Ecclesiastes” in the The Holy Bible. She also enjoyed using her deep contralto voice to sing praises to the Lord.
Delores is survived by her loving and caring husband of 54 years, W. L. “Bill” Riddick, and in one loving, loveable, devoted, and caring daughter, Saneva Riddick Zayas of Brandywine, MD. She was wonderfully gifted with married to Bill, daughter, Sharon Riddick Bennett (Frank) of San Antonio, TX, and W. L. “Billy” Riddick III (Kim)of Clinton Twp. MI, in which she had an extraordinarily beautiful and rewarding relationship. Sharon and Delores agreed to co-author a book about the wonderful relationship, but the book did not come to fruition.
Delores was affectionately known as “Gran” by all her beautiful grandchildren: Katheryne Shoemaker (Ben) of Columbus, OH, Randall Hardin (Briana) of Cincinnati, OH, William Riddick of La Vergne, TN, Shannon and Myia Riddick of Las Vegas, NV, NeAva and Reginald, Jr. Zayas of Brandywine, MD. She is the great Gran to Little Miss Billie, William, Wesley and Liam.
Delores was one of five children, and her brothers and sisters will surely miss her. She is survived by Ervin Page, Kenneth Page ( Catherine), and Wanda Tallakson (Dan), and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Carolyn Drew.
Rest with Jesus, Delores—Mama—Dee—Loisy—Gran—Aunt Dee—Aunt Loisy.
Homegoing service is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11:30 AM in the C.A. Haywood, Sr. Memorial Chapel, preceded by an 11:00 AM visitation. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens
***Please Note: We are requesting that all in attendance wear a face covering or mask for the viewing visitation, and service. Also know that 3 feet of social distancing is expected. We are limited to accept a total of 100 individuals per the State guidelines for any indoor services due to the COVID-19 Pandemic! .... Thank you for understanding.
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