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Mary Etta Ritchey Kirkendall Torres

Mary Etta Ritchey Kirkendall Torres, 84, of Laurel, Mississippi, died Friday February 8th 2019 at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, Mississippi. She was born Saturday, October 13, 1934 in Indianola, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Ellisville Funeral Home in Ellisville, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Ellisville Funeral Home and the Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery in Ovett, MS. Rev. Joel Ritchey and Rev. Arlie Rowley will officiate. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (601) 477-3797.

She was a talented Musician, Homemaker, Gardener and Home Health Caretaker.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. L.L. Ritchey; mother, Suvilla Ritchey; sons, Kenneth Kirkendall Sr. and Dale Kirkendall; brothers, Richard Lluellon Ritchey, Lewis Orban Ritchey, Dennis Trueman Ritchey, Rev. Bobby L. Ritchey, Joel David Ritchey; sister, Joy May Hicks.

Survivors include grandchildren, Kenny Kirkendall Jr, Kevin Kirkendall, Joey Kirkendall, Ryan Kirkendall, Olivia Gosch, April Kirkendall and Safairra Hutchison; 5 great grandchildren. Sisters, Ruth Rayborn and Sharon Rowley (Rev. Arlie Rowley); brother, Mansel E. Ritchey (Kathleen); nephew, Rayford Hicks (Tonna) and a host of other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Kirkendall Jr, Kevin Kirkendall, Joey Kirkendall, Ryan Kirkendall, Rayford Hicks and Danny Hicks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Doyle Hicks

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Mary Etta Ritchey Kirkendall Torres
October 13, 1934 - February 8, 2019




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