Angela Jo Ritchey

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Angela Jo Ritchey, of Waco, the loving wife of Russell Ritchey for 26 years, the loving mother of Nathan 25, Le’Anna 24, Kristina 23, and Wesley 13, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the young age of 52 after fighting courageously against many complications brought about by the ulcerated colitis she had been diagnosed with earlier this year.

Graveside Service:
1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Oakwood Cemetery, 2124 South 5th Street, in Waco.

No Visitation is planned.

Angie was known for her good-natured will, kindheartedness, and gentle spirit. When she was young she prayed for her future family and tried to take care of herself even then for her children-to-be in the future. She loved the Lord very much and spent her life seeking Him in prayer and praise for her Husband and children whom she loved so dearly, also for her family and friends, and even the strangers the Lord would bring her way. She loved puzzles, board games, and reading books. Watching her favorite shows and movies while eating Canadian bacon pizza with extra cheese with her family was a delight for everyone. She loved going to garage sales and estates sales and selling things on Amazon. She was an amazing woman with many amazing friends and four amazing children. Her prayers for her son-in-law and son-in-law-to-be have been wonderful examples of the glories of God in answering her prayers and fulfilling her lifelong desire for family. Now she has left to be with God’s eternal family, and those she leaves behind are left wondering about the ways of God, but ultimately, being blessed with a better understanding of the value of family, and rejoicing with Angie in her sweet victory.

Angie was preceded in death by her parents, Ira M Thompson, Jr.(Dedah) and Lanelle(Grandmommie).

Angie is survived by her husband, Russell; her children who loved her and will miss her so very much, Nathan, Le’Anna and husband, Xavier Wade, Kristina and fiancé, Joshua Mattox and Wesley; her sister, Michelle and Jeff Hart; her brother, Mark and Cindy Thompson; nieces, Jennifer and Kayley; nephew, Travis; and many close and dear relatives and personal friends from church and the internet and also the many friends she made growing up. She will be dearly missed by all and fondly cherished in their memories until they all meet again.

Angie has gone home to be with her Dedah, who she yearned to see again so very much, and all the other saints with Jesus – in rest and in peace and in glory!

Angela is the kind of woman one would wish they could have known, or known better. And those who do know her, even a little, know they have been blest by an angel.

Personal tributes may be made towards Angie’s personal goal to complete the education of her youngest son, Wesley, at

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Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Oakwood Cemetery , 2124 S.5th St.; Waco, TX 76706

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Condolence Messages

  1. Kathy Dailey Hubbard

    My heart and my love go out to the family and friends of my dear, sweet friend of 40 years. May God wrap you in His loving arms and comfort you in your time of grief. We will one day be reunited with our sweet Angel. Rest in peace, dear Angie, until we meet again.

  2. Randy & Rita Gifford

    With deep sympathy and great sorrow we pray for your family in this time of great loss. I lost my Mother when I was 5 years old and still think of her everyday. Hope and strength to Russell and the children. Angie will be your guardian angel now and help guide and protect you as you navigate through life. May God embrace the Ritchey family in comfort during this difficult time.

  3. I am blessed to have known Mrs. Ritchey and grown up with her children, she was truly like family to me. It is hard to believe that she is gone so soon, she will always be fondly remembered and loved by those of us who knew her.

  4. Our love goes out to the friends and family of Angie…She was a dear friend beginning from when she first came to South Garland until she passed….She will be missed by all that knew her….

  5. Such sad news! Angie was such an encouragement to me at Fellowship Bible Church and in the early days of homeschooling our family. She was fun, honest, down to earth, and her family was always her top priority, after her relationship with the Lord. I’m thankful for the time I’ve known her, and to know she’s in the arms of God and her family that went before her. We’ll be praying for Russell and the kids, especially Wesley, for God’s care and comfort and provision.

  6. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1Th 4:16-18

    Very soon we will see you again my rapture watcher sister in Christ!

  7. Patty Stockton

    Oh Angie my heart is breaking at the hole you have left in this world. You were my rock lots of times and I loved you for it. You were uplifting, funny and kind. I will miss you terribly. Till we meet again my friend. In the meantime my prayers will be going up for your family and especially for Wesley, our Rapture Baby who lost his mama way too soon 🙁

  8. Gary Samarija and Brenda Allen

    Much sorrow is in our hearts as we learned of Angela’s passing this morning. The grief we are experiencing right now is beyond explanation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ritchey family during this difficult time. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and the needed strength. Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care for your family share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind.

  9. Vicki Risinger West

    Angie was the teenage daughter of the minister of First United Methodist Church, McKinney, TX when I met her. She was a delightful young lady who clearly loved the Lord. My husband and I hired Angie to take care of our daughter probably the summer of 1983. Ashley adored her! That fall she enrolled in a vocational class my mother taught at MHS and we continued to be her employer after school. My deepest sympathy to your family. Angie was a Godsend to us all those years ago and we never forgot her.

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