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Riddick Yates Matthews

Riddick Yates Matthews, 81, of Suffolk, VA died Monday, March 1, 2021 due to complications of COVID.  He was the son of the late Willie G. and Susie Matthews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Lillie Mae Harden, and Lillian M. Stubbs and brothers, Willie, Ernest, Edward, and Alton Matthews.

He is survived by a son, James Gardner Matthews (Sherry Price) and son’s mother, Shelby “Amber” Gardner; granddaughter, Taylor Ashlea Matthews; sister, Janice M. Grover (Sonny) of Conyers, GA; sister-in-law, Geraldine P. Matthews of Suffolk, VA and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1 PM in the Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 6 to 7:30 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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so sorry to hear this news. Sending prayers to all the family.my heart is with you all .

Linda and Johnny smith May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Family, On behalf of the City of Suffolk Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Riddick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sincerely, Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams May 13 2021 12:00 AM

So sad to hear the news about Riddick. I worked with Riddick many, many years ago at Suffolk Chemical Company... My prayers for the family..

Patricia Conrad May 13 2021 12:00 AM

On January 16th we never imagined we would be saying goodbye on March 1st. Covid is a monster. Thank you for the love you showed our mother over the years with your Saturday visits and bringing something special from the bread store and spending time with her as though you were thanking her for her part in helping to raise you as she was the oldest daughter and you were the baby of the family. So many good memories...thank you for teaching me to gitterbug when I was a teenager before it became a telephone. Thanks for the memories!! The most wonderful places to be in the world are: In someone's thoughts, someone's prayers and someone's heart.

Sylvia Duck May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Shelby and James Ralph and I are sadden to hear of Baby Ducks passing. You were wonderful neighbors in Kilby Shores and in Suffolk. Our prayers are with you. Pat and Ralph Henry

PAT HENRY May 13 2021 12:00 AM

You were a great neighbor and true friend all my thoughts and prayers for your family gonna miss you my friend , love Debbie, Garry, and Patrick the Austin family.

Debra Austin , family and all you Grace st. neighbors May 13 2021 12:00 AM

you were so good to my mother.she enjoyed your visits when you were living next door.she was sorry to see you move.R.I.P. my friend.you were a good soul.

Linda p smith May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear James, Jan, Sylvia and Shelby, I am so sorry for your loss. Riddick was a good, reliable friend during the 1980s and 90s. We drifted apart later but I will always have a warm spot in my heart for him and you all. With love, John

John Campbell May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Uncle Riddick, It seems so funny to be writing this to you instead of being there like we had planned for this summer. If only I had not had this stroke it would have been last summer oh how I wish... Thank you so much for helping to take care of everyone there. And Mom she loved talking to you every week to see what your shopping trips found and especially at Walgreens. Ill always you remember you keeping us in toothpaste and chocolate candy. We all loved you but you were her baby brother and she really loved you. She will help to take care of James and Taylor, she thinks James is so smart and Taylor is so beautiful. I am going to say goodbye but its so long now because we will see you again. I love you...

Cindy Banks May 13 2021 12:00 AM