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Mills Riddick, Sr.

Jarvisburg- Mills J. Riddick, 81 of Jarvisburg, NC died at his residence surrounded by his family on July 17, 2017.  Mills was born July 21, 1935 in Suffolk, VA to the late Benny Lee Riddick, Sr. and Ophelia Booth Riddick Brown.

Mills loved the Lord and his family.  He was affectionately known as the "Candy Man" as his pockets were always full of candy, which he shared with everyone.  Mills was a member of Powell's Point Christian Church, having served faithfully as a church Elder for many years.  He was a former member of Jarvisburg Church of Christ, having served in various capacities including Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, and Elder.  Mills also served his country honorably in the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, Mills was preceded in death by his brother, B.L. Riddick, Jr. and sisters; Patsy R. Jump, Evelyn R. Luter, Dorothy R. Carter, and Marie R. Pearce.

Mills is survived by his wife, Virginia M. Riddick; his son, Mills J. Riddick, Jr. and wife Pam of Aydlett, NC; one granddaughter, Tracy L. Moorer and husband Jonathan and one great-grandson, Lucas of Angier, NC; his brother-in-law, Wayne McFatter and wife, Ginger of Franklin, VA; and a host of nieces and nephews and extended family members.

The funeral service  will be held Thursday July 20, 2017 at 10 AM at Powells Point Christian Church in Harbinger, NC. Friends and family may view one hour prior. Pastors Vince Rodkey and Burt Pearce will officiate. The interment and committal with military honors will follow the service at  2 PM at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery  5310 Milners Road in Suffolk, VA 23434.

The family extends a very special thank you to Dean and Janice Owens for Driving "Mr. and Mrs. Daisey."  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mills' memory may be made to Powells Point Christian Church, 197 Church Road Harbinger, NC 27941 and/or to the American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202.

Condolences may be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

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