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1944 Sylvanus 2020

Sylvanus Ridgeway II

July 5, 1944 — April 9, 2020


Sylvanus “Sonny” Ridgeway II, age 75 of Paducah, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 2:50 p.m. at Baptist Health Paducah.

He was a member of Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church and was the owner of Sonny Ridgeway Construction Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester Ridgeway Sr. and Nellie Mae Carson Ridgeway, one sister.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Vivian Ridgeway of Paducah; one daughter, Dr. Lori L. Ridgeway of Cincinnati, OH; one son, Anthony Ridgeway of Paducah; one granddaughter, Kara Ridgeway; one great grandson, Jaylyn Anthony Taylor; one brother, Sylvester (Gail) Ridgeway Jr. of Apopka, FL; five sisters, Betty Mason of Indianapolis, IN; Rosetta (Raymond) Chism, Barbara Ridgeway and Janice (Jarold) Jackson all of Lexington, KY; Norma Ridgeway of Louisville, KY; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Incompliance with the requirements the Kentucky Funeral Homes set forth by Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky funeral Directors Association services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions can be made to the Sonny Ridgeway Building Fund at Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church 1126 Harrison Street Paducah, KY. 42001.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Monday, April 20, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pettus Rowland Funeral Home

1229 Madison St, Paducah, KY 42001

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