January 26, 1948 - February 11, 2020 Mrs. Lydia Sophia Cook Ritchie, 72, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Mike Roper will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in China Grove. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, at Lady's Funeral Home. Mrs. Ritchie was born Jan. 26, 1948, in Concord. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Stanley Cook and Evelyn Louretta Williams Cook. She was a homemaker and in her earlier years, was a waitress at Gary's Bar-B-Cue in China Grove. She was an avid animal lover. She loved to travel with her husband, Dennis, going to the beach and the mountains. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Max Ritchie; son, Darren Mark Ross; sister, Brenda Suretta Cook; and brother, John Loraine Cook. Mrs. Ritchie is survived by her daughter, Tamisha Ritchie Ross of Kannapolis; son, Brian Keith Ritchie of China Grove; two sisters, Barbara Juanita McDaniel of Salisbury, Joanna Stanley St. John of Ocean Isle Beach; several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Gary Ritche and wife, Sylvia, of China Grove. The family would like to thank Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County for their care and compassion for our mother. Memorials may be sent to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929. Remembrances may be sent to the family at www.ladysfuneralhome.com. Lady's Funeral Home www.ladysfuneralhome.com
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