Mr. James L Ridgeway, Sr., 77, of Columbia passes after a long illness
An informal celebration of the life of James Lynell Ridgewaywill be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 7 until 9:00p.m. It will be at Moseley’s Funeral & Cremation Services on Meeting Street in West Columbia. During this time, there will be a simultaneous viewing where friends and acquaintances may speak and visit with his family and share their fond memories of him with them.
Mr. Ridgeway was born on December 23th, 1941 in Columbia, SC. He passed away on November 11, 2019 after a long illness. He was a professional painter for most of his life.
He was preceded in death by parents “Big Man” and Voila Ridgeway and his first love and wife Mrs. Shelby Jean Miles Ridgeway. After being widowed, he remarried to Gladys Williams Ridgeway who has also since passed.
Mr. Ridgeway had seven brothers and sisters. They included two sisters, Pasty and Gail, and three brothers Dutch, Harold, and Steve who are still with us. Mr. Ridgeway was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ruth, and two brothers Ervin and Jerry.
Mr. Ridgeway had four children that include his son James L. Ridgeway, Jr. who resides in the West Columbia area. His daughters Peggy, Teresa, and Angela all departed this earth before their father. He has three stepdaughters, Della, Virginia, and Sharon.
His grandchildren include Christopher Shane Rawls, Sr., John Mark Dickerson, Macy Lynn “Macy Mae” Lewis, Amber Frazier, Ashley Frazier, and McKenzie. He also had many great-grandchildren he adored.
Mr. Ridgeway’s final arrangements are being handled by Mr. Greg Moseley of Moseley’s Funeral & Cremation Service at their West Columbia Chapel. It is located at 914 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC. After a visitation, Mr. Ridgeway will be cremated, and his cremains will be divided among his grandchildren.