Funeral services for Patricia Louine "Lou" Martin Ritchey, age 57, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Victory Tabernacle Church in Bastrop with the Rev. Otto Martin III and the Rev. Kevin Sanders officiating. Interment will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery in Grayson officiated by the Rev. Joseph Manos under the direction of Golden Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Golden Funeral Home.
Patricia, known as Momma Lou to most who met her, loved life. She played the piano beautifully and had a singing voice that was obviously God-given. She attended Faith Chapel in West Monroe.
Patricia was born February 18, 1956 in Hodge. She passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at her residence.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Robert Wayne Ritchey, Sr.; oldest son, Robert Wayne “Bert” Ritchey, Jr. ; daughters, Bridgitte Ritchey Holmes and husband Brian, Brandi Ritchey Wyatt and husband Justin, and baby boy William Martin “Bill” Ritchey; the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Kiersten and Britain Ritchey, Xander and Madde Wyatt, and Hunter Holmes; sister, Brenda Manos and husband Rev. Joseph Manos of Santa Rosa, Calif.; brother, Rev. Milton Otto Martin, Jr. and wife Leona of Chalmette; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other extended family who were all so very special to their Aunt Lou Lou.
She is preceded in death by both of her parents, Milton Otto Martin, Sr. and Joyce Aline Martin.
Serving as pallbearers will be, Justin Wyatt, Brian Holmes, David Froust, Earl Craft, Christopher Moody, Joseph Dale Manos II, Terry Wyatt and Joseph Dale Manos III.