|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1927|
|Death: ||Jun. 15, 2010|
Funeral services for Jonita Riddle Riker, 83, of Lamesa, will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of Christ with Mark Hackett and Gerald Parsons officiating.
Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 22, 2010, from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at Branon Funeral Home in Lamesa.
Jonita passed away on Tuesday June 15, 2010 in Lubbock.
She was born on June 3, 1927 in Jones Co. Texas to Tyrene and T.C. Glaze. She married W.C. Riddle on May 1, 1945 in Lamesa. He preceded her in death in 1973. She later married Bob Riker on September 3, 1978 in Lamesa. He preceded her in death in 2002.
She was a lifelong member at the Church of Christ in Lamesa. Jonita was a 1943 Lamesa High School graduate. She was proud to have also graduated from Draughan's Business College in Lubbock in 1944. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. She also owned and operated SewJo's on the Square in Lamesa. She was known as Granny Jo by those who loved her.
Survivors include her children, Della Faye Alexander and husband, Roger, of Robert Lee, Becky Seago and husband, James, of Lamesa, Glenda Holmes and husband, Gary, of Iowa Park, Anne Riddle of Lamesa, David Riker and wife, Charlotte, of Denver City, Joan Riker of Canyon, and Jayne Riker of Amarillo; sisters, Marthellen Franklin of Lubbock and Carolyn Garrett of Lubbock; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Jonita is also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gene Riddle; and a sister, LaVaughn Brooks.
The family suggests memorials to Lubbock Children's Home P.O. Box 2824 Lubbock, TX 79408; or a charity of your choice.
Robert Lawrence Riker (1918 - 2002)*
Lamesa Memorial Park
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Jun 18, 2010
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