Darnell L. Riddick

Published 11:05 am Sunday, January 22, 2023

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GATES, NC – Darnell Lewis Riddick, 85, of 1341 Willeyton Road, died Thursday, January 19, 2023 in Nansemond Pointe Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Suffolk, VA.

Mr. Riddick was born in Gates County on March 2, 1937, and was the son of the late Treswell Harrison Riddick and Virgie Mae Bunch Riddick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Rose Riddick, a niece, and a nephew.

A lifelong farmer, he was a Baptist by faith, and had served in the Army from 1960 to 1963.

Surviving are two sisters, Norma R. Lassiter of Sunbury and Kaye R. Byrum of Gates; three nieces and four nephews. Also surviving are many friends and extended family from the large Riddick and Bunch families.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 24, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, and will be conducted by the Reverend Burt Pearce. Friends are invited to visit with the family in the funeral home immediately following the service.

The burial will be in the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, VA on Wednesday, February 1, at 2:00 p.m. Military Honors will be accorded.

The family asks that flowers be omitted and contributions in his memory be made to one’s church or favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.