Deacon Dwight Alfonza Riddick

January 17, 1953 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 65)

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"ALL night, ALL day, ANGELS are watching over the Riddick Family"

"Dwight has fought the good fight, he finished his course, he kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."

With sadden hearts and tearful eyes the Riddick Family of Gates, North Carolina announces the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother Deacon Dwight Alfonza Riddick. Dwight passed peacefully in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his devoted family on Saturday, January the fifth two thousand nineteen.

He was born on January 17, 1953 in Gates County, NC to his parents the late Corbell Riddick and Annie L. Dildy Riddick Hoffler. Dwight graduated from the Gates County High School. Dwight was a huge fan of the DALLAS COWBOYS and enjoyed to watch them, during their winning and losing seasons.  He retired from Birdsong Peanuts in Suffolk, VA after being a devoted worker for twenty-nine years. Mr. Riddick joined Lebanon Grove Baptist Church and served faithfully until his health failed him. He had a loving and joyful spirit even when his faith was being tested. Dwight loved to sing and praise the Lord anytime he had the chance. 

The Riddick Family has chosen to have an hour of Reflection starting at the seventeen hundred (5:00) hour until the eighteen hundred (6:00) hour, on Friday the eleventh day of January, in the Vestry of the Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home. Obsequies for Dwight will take place on the twelfth day of January at the Lebanon Grove Baptist Church, Gatesville, North Carolina at twelve hundred hour, where the Rev. Andre Powell is the Pastor and will be the Officiant. Interment will take place immediately after the Obsequies in the the Church Cemetery. 

Deacon Riddick leaves many years of fond memories to his beautiful and devoted wife, Stella Outland Riddick of the home; four sons: Anthony Riddick of Hampton, VA, DeShawn Riddick of Newburn, NC, Dwight Outland of Chesapeake, VA and Anthony Hart II (Courtney) of Gates, NC; one daughter: Adalia Outland of Hertford, NC; three sisters: Marion Askew (Marvin) of MD, Nancy Figgs (Thomas) of Gatesville, NC and Pamela Oliver (Robert) of Clinton, NC; one brother: Willie Riddick, (Frances) of Gates, NC; three granddaughters: Sarabi Riddick, Amelia Outland and Brianna Hart; two grandsons: Anthony Riddick, Jr. and Anthony Hart III; one aunt; one uncle; one great aunt; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and acquaintances.

The Riddick Family has entrusted Dwight into the professional care of the Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home, to provide unprecedented, sincere personalized and compassionate services to them during the final care of process for Dwight. Please continue to uplift the Riddick Family and the connected families through words of comfort, prayers, hugs, thought or a smile or two.

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