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Samuel E. Ridley

samuel ridley

March 30, 1934 ~ June 26, 2022

Born in: New Orleans, Louisiana
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Samuel Eugene Ridley was born to the parentage of Will James Ridley and Eloise Stewart Ridley in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 30th, 1934. He was one of twelve children born to this great union.

Samuel completed his education then joined the U.S. Army in May 1956. He served in the medical field and was later discharged with honors. Samuel worked for Braniff Airlines as a Skycap, he was also a Master Carpenter and enjoyed the simple things in life. He had a loving heart, always helping others obtain their goals. It was said that
“he’ll give you the shirt off his back” and he literally did.

He was a believer in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He believed in One Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism. Samuel enjoyed studying and applying God’s word in his life. He knew without a doubt he had hope that goes beyond this world.

Samuel (Dad) your soft calm voice, humble, and peaceful spirit will be truly missed by all the lives you have touched. You will always have a special place in our hearts.

Samuel Ridley departed this life on Sunday, June 26th, 2022 at the age of 88.



Visitation: July 13, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Room: Chapel

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Service: July 14, 2022 10:45 am

Room: Chapel

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Cemetery: July 14, 2022 1:15 pm

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageWe the members of the South Conference Women’s Missionary Society of the 11th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, take this opportunity to express our moist sincere condolences to our own Sis. Brenda Chaney (one of our former Area Chairs) and the Ridley family on the loss of your loved one. May God grant you the peace that surpasses all understanding. We want you to know that God promised NEVER to leave us or forsake us during our time of despair, therefor you must continue to TRUST Him. May God bless and keep you is our prayer. The Officers and Members of the SCWMS..

  2. CandleImageMy beloved Uncle Doc, my heart is broken 💔. We will miss your love and spirit.
    Rest in Peace my dear Uncle.

    Penny and Company

  3. CandleImageSamuel was a great and loving friend to Michael, Janice, Graham and Mark Chilton (my family). Samuel helped move Graham and Mark (our young men) to and from Houston, Tx. to St. Edward University Austin, Tx. This was during the early and the middle years of 2000. Samuel also completed carpentry and our home repairs. What a friend! I believe our memories of Samuel will stay with all of us forever. It is true, Samuel would give you his shirt off his back.

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