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Memorial Service

Base Chapel Norfolk Naval
Tuesday May 17th, 2022

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Celebration of Life

Antioch Baptist Church-GA
Saturday May 21st, 2022

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Vanessa Antionette Ridley

Petty Officer 1st Class Vanessa Antionette Ridley, USN, Retired, was a native of Augusta, Georgia, and lived in Suffolk, VA. She will be remembered for her laughter, authenticity, and assertiveness.


She is survived by two sisters, Kimberly Ridley of Sandy Springs, GA, and Janis (Robert) Johnson of Grovetown, GA; three nieces, Gabrielle Hunter of Grovetown, GA, Katlyn Johnson of Grovetown, GA, and Kiersten Ward of Auburn, AL; one nephew, Darain Hunter of El Paso, TX; one aunt, Faye Ridley – Anthony of Augusta, GA; one uncle, Christopher Ridley of Euless, TX; and close friend Adesina “A.K.” Akinleye of Georgetown, TX.


A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, May 17th, at 10:00 AM at the Navy Base Chapel located at 1530 Gilbert St., Norfolk, VA, 23511. There will also be a service held Saturday, May 21st, at 11:00 AM at Antioch Baptist Church located at 1454 Florence St., Augusta, GA, 30901, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Martin officiating.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association by visiting this link: https://bit.ly/3P95yWJ

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To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord. God has another angel. She is resting peacefully in Christ. May God continue to strengthen the family as they prepare to see her again in Heaven.

Minister Dr. Christine Joyce Ann Green May 12 2022 10:59 PM