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Sunday, November 7, 2021
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Mrs. Becky Lynn Ritch, 63, of Americus, GA went to be with her Lord on November 3, 2021. Vistiation will be held at 248 Robin Hill Dr., Americus, GA on Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 248 Robin Hill Dr., Americus, with the Reverend Sam Tate, Tim Cadenhead, and Daryl Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Becky was born in Columbus, Georgia to Heywood and Shirley Jerkins and spent her childhood summers with her Uncle Lu and Aunt Helen riding horses with her cousins Danny, Tim, and Molly in Phenix City. She loved riding and did so every chance she got, even if it meant riding her horse through the McDonald’s drive through. When she was old enough, she had horses of her own and often shared that love with others by inviting them over to ride. Later in life her passion shifted from horses to camping, spending time at the river, and her grand baby, Roxy. Roxy loved her Granny and spending time with her. Becky devoted her life to raising her two girls, Kristin and Kerri, in a Godly home and living out the Proverbs 31 woman for her husband.
Becky could outwork any man and gave everything she had to her family and her church. She served tirelessly in the nursery, children’s church, and wherever needed. If the church had a work day, you could find her with a hammer, shoulder to shoulder with the men. She was always busy, always, and never slowed down. About the only time anyone could get her to sit down was to play a game of dominoes. When her husband, Donald, (or “Donnie” as she sometimes called him) was at home, she was by his side driving forklifts, boom trucks, tractors, and whatever else he put her on, helping him with his many various projects. Whatever he dreamed up, she was right there helping him accomplish it. She honored her husband in every way and she taught her daughters through her example to work hard, be tough, and support their husbands as the head of the household. She was a shining Christian example to so many others. And she believed in the power of prayer. She was known for grabbing those she loved and pulling them to the side to pray for them. Becky loved deeply and when she had her mind set, there was no changing it. You better get on board or get out of the way. Everything she did, she gave it all she had whether it was to her friends, her family, her church, or her house work.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Ritch of Americus, GA; two daughters, Kristin Black (proceeded in death by Andy Black) and Kerri DeVane (Dan); one granddaughter, Roxy Black; by her parents Heywood and Shirley Jerkins of Americus, GA; two brothers, Jeff Jerkins (Paula) of Savannah and Brett Jerkins (Beth) of Leslie; one sister-in-law, Brenda Burditt of Columbus; and many loved nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to, Amazing Grace Baptist Church building fund or Samaritans Purse.