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Verdia Mae Bland Ridout

of Little Rock, AR, 1936 - 2014

Verdia Mae Bland Ridout, 78, of 9 Flag Rd., Little Rock, Ark. was called home to Heaven on October 18, 2014. She was born in Wrightsville, Ark. on January 24, 1936 to the late Harold Bland & Corine George Bland.
Verdia was married to the late Rev. Dr. Curtis Ridout Jr. and served as First Lady of Greater Second Baptist Church for 46 years. Verdia Ridout's love, compassion and listening ear was shared by thousands of parishioners over the course of 50 years in service to the Lord. She was a friend, teacher, mentor & confidant to countless members and acquaintances.
Verdia Ridout was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Stella Bland McBride Mctyre. She is survived by a son, Jason Ridout (Corla); two grandchildren, Olivia and Layla Ridout; a host of family and friends.
Family Hour Memorial: Friday, 6-7 p.m. at Greater Second Baptist Church. Home Going Celebration: Saturday, 10 a.m. Officiating, Rev. David L. Featherstone; Eulogist, Rev. Dr. Gusta Booker of Greater St. Matthew B.C., Houston, Texas. Memorial Donations can be made in Verdia Ridout's name with the Arkansas Chapter of Arkanas Parkinsons Disease Association, P.O. Box 22445, Hot Springs, Ark. 71903. Sign the online guestbook at Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (501) 371-0111. "Service You Can Trust."

Published October 22, 2014

Robinson Mortuary
1201 MLK Jr. Dr, Little Rock west, AR
Phone: 501-371-0111