Eleanor Spry Swicegood-Ridenhour

Published 11:55 am Sunday, August 6, 2023

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Mrs. Eleanor Spry Swicegood-Ridenhour, 94, of Mocksville, died Friday, Aug, 4, 2023 at her home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Rowan County to the late Roy Vestal Spry Sr. and Sarah Della McDaniel Spry.  Eleanor loved going to church and although not the oldest member on the role, she had been the oldest member in attendance at Turrentine Baptist Church.  Through the years at church, she had helped with the Women Missionary Union (WMU), Vacation Bible School, the youth group, and had been a Sunday school teacher. Before her illness, Eleanor loved to crochet and had made many afghans for her family and friends. She was very active in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Mocksville Post 4024 where she had served as president, secretary, and treasurer.  Eleanor had also served as District 11 president for two terms.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of 46 years, James “Jim” Swicegood; husband, Bruce Ridenhour; and siblings and their spouses, Catherine Hellard (J.W.), Evalina Campbell (Avis), and R.V. Spry, Jr. (Mildred).

Survivors include: her daughters, Judy Galliher (Grady) and Linda Leonard (Kelly); grandchildren, Michael Galliher (Renee), Sandra Lipscomb (Andy), Kristen Harrington (Chase), and Kari Snow (Wesley); great-grandchildren, Amanda Harris, Morgan White (Cody), Kaitlyn Lipscomb (Logan Cartner), Ashley Lipscomb (Jake Smith), Michael Galliher Jr. (Melanie Gobble), and Graham Harrington; great-great-grandson, Ryker Lane White; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Cameron Webb and Auria Flores.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 6 at Turrentine Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Smith and Rev. Fred Carlton officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family invites friends to visit with them at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: Turrentine Baptist Cemetery Fund, 613 Turrentine Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028; or Trellis Supportive Care, 377 Hospital St., Ste. 103, Mocksville, NC 27028.

The family would like to express a special thank you for your caring support during this time to Rickie and Lanette Lagle, Pat Gregory, Ann Dyson, Rev. Fred and Mrs. Jean Carlton, and her nieces and her nephews who never failed to pray for her.

Online condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.