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Becky L. Ritch
Mrs. Becky Lynn Ritch, 63, of Americus, GA went to be with her Lord on November 3, 2021. Vistiation will be held at 248 Robin Hill Dr., Americus, GA on Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 248 Robin Hill Dr., Americus, with the Reverend Sam Tate, Tim Cadenhead, and Daryl Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Becky was born in Columbus, Georgia to Heywood and Shirley Jerkins and spent her childhood summers with her Uncle Lu and Aunt Helen riding horses with her cousins Danny, Tim, and Molly in Phenix City. She loved riding and did so every chance she got, even if it meant riding her horse through the McDonald’s drive through. When she was old enough, she had horses of her own and often shared that love with others by inviting them over to ride. Later in life her passion shifted from horses to camping, spending time at the river, and her grand baby, Roxy. Roxy loved her Granny and spending time with her. Becky devoted her life to raising her two girls, Kristin and Kerri, in a Godly home and living out the Proverbs 31 woman for her husband.
Becky could outwork any man and gave everything she had to her family and her church. She served tirelessly in the nursery, children’s church, and wherever needed. If the church had a work day, you could find her with a hammer, shoulder to shoulder with the men. She was always busy, always, and never slowed down. About the only time anyone could get her to sit down was to play a game of dominoes. When her husband, Donald, (or “Donnie” as she sometimes called him) was at home, she was by his side driving forklifts, boom trucks, tractors, and whatever else he put her on, helping him with his many various projects. Whatever he dreamed up, she was right there helping him accomplish it. She honored her husband in every way and she taught her daughters through her example to work hard, be tough, and support their husbands as the head of the household. She was a shining Christian example to so many others. And she believed in the power of prayer. She was known for grabbing those she loved and pulling them to the side to pray for them. Becky loved deeply and when she had her mind set, there was no changing it. You better get on board or get out of the way. Everything she did, she gave it all she had whether it was to her friends, her family, her church, or her house work.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Ritch of Americus, GA; two daughters, Kristin Black (proceeded in death by Andy Black) and Kerri DeVane (Dan); one granddaughter, Roxy Black; by her parents Heywood and Shirley Jerkins of Americus, GA; two brothers, Jeff Jerkins (Paula) of Savannah and Brett Jerkins (Beth) of Leslie; one sister-in-law, Brenda Burditt of Columbus; and many loved nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to, Amazing Grace Baptist Church building fund or Samaritans Purse.
I didn't have the opportunity to get to know Becky and Don, but I know and love their daughter Kristin. I don't have the words to express the sadness I feel for everyone who loved Becky. What a painful loss, particularly coming on the heels of the death of Andy. It's so much for a family to bear. I believe all of you will hold each other up through your love and your Christian faith.
Nesta (Black) Dees Nov 9 2021 12:36 AM
Sorry for loss of Mrs becky praying for y'all and for god to give u peace and comfort during this time of loss.
Diane and Jackie cross Nov 8 2021 12:23 PM
So many wonderful memories and stories have been shared about my precious friend Becky. Her many virtues, her selfless character, her tireless energy, her willingness to help anyone and especially her church and church family. Which also describes her parents, her husband, and her daughters. We are supposed to be a living example of faithfulness
to Christ, to witness to the lost, to love others as we live our own and Becky this and more. I loved her and I will miss her but I also will spend eternity with her. See you later my friend.
Denise Deese Nov 7 2021 10:34 PM
So sad to hear. I remember Becky during my summers in Phoenix City. Prayers for all her family.
Clinton Randolph Nov 7 2021 3:49 PM
Love and Sympathy to the Ritch and and Jerkins family. Walter and Anne Stapleton.
Walter Stapleton Nov 7 2021 3:12 PM
So sorry. Becky was a special lady always so friendly. Prayers for her family.
Allene Reeves Nov 7 2021 11:49 AM
Donald Kristin & Kerri so sorry for your loss,we have so many memories of you all when you lived next door on Daniel st. & That,s what you all have now sweet memories that will carry you thru.Our thoughts & prayers go out to you at this time.
Harold &June Coogle Nov 7 2021 11:08 AM
Donald, we are so sorry to hear about Becky. Sending our sincerest condolences to all the family. And we pray for Gods perfect peace for you all.
Brett and Mary Jane Johnson Nov 6 2021 9:18 PM
I really didn't know Becky but through my sister Denise I felt like I knew her very well. Denise spoke of Becky, her girls and Donald often. Denise told me lots of stories about her dear friend Becky, she was admired, respected and most of all loved. Denise said Becky's word was solid gold and her work ethic was go as hard as you can for as long as it takes, her character was above reproach. I cried along with my sister knowing that Becky will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My sister Denise and my brother-in-law Phil are heartbroken, as am I. My prayers are with Donald, her girls, her parents and her little Granddaughter.
Sherrie Lutz Nov 6 2021 9:11 PM
I loved this lady like a sister, Becky was one of the most selfless people I ever knew, and she could brighten up a room when she walked in. She was also one of the greatest examples I have ever known, her love for others and her commitment to God's service showed all of us what a true Christian should be. There is no doubt the she heard Christ say, " Well done thou good and faith servant"!
Phillip Deese Nov 6 2021 3:47 PM