Ridge, Darlene Neusom

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Darlene Ridge
Darlene Ridge

Darlene Neusom Ridge, 67, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Dayton, Tn., on Jan. 8, 1950, and had resided in the North Georgia area for most of her life. Darlene enjoyed restoring old furniture and antiques. She also loved animals and rescued them whenever possible. She was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church in Chattanooga. Darlene was the owner/operator of The Barbeque Coral and loved each of her customers that she served. Darlene was truly one of a kind and will be missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Zenara Neusom, and her husband, Richard Kelly Ridge.

Survivors include her son, Robert L. Ridge Jr., daughter, Kelly King, brothers, E.J. Neusom, Eddie Neusom, Charlie Neusom, sisters, Shirley Kesley, Rosetta Neusom and Sammie Neusom, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, in the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Bob Wilson officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville. 



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