Melvin Ridley

Obituary of Melvin Ridley

Melvin Ridley, 57 0f Rome, passed away on May 7, 2017 at the Van Duyne Home, in Syracuse. He was born on September 28, 1959 a son of James and Dorothy Ridley in Manhattan, N.Y. On April 20, 2002 he was united in marriage to Yvonne Kee at a ceremony held at Becks Grove. Melvin was employed by the N.Y. State Department of Corrections as a Sergeant, at the Oneida Correctional Facility until his retirement after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Boonville Elks Lodge, the Prince Hall Military Lodge 112 and served as the Chaplin for the Son's of the American Legion Post# 1846 of Westernville.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne of Rome; his mother Dorothy; a daughter Shantae Ridley, Manhattan, N.Y.; three stepchildren, Keith Jr., Tyesia and Peter Richardson; a sister Rhonda Desilus; four grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father James Ridley.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 12:00P.M. at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home 7751 Merrick Road, Rome. Calling hours are from 5-7 P.M. on Monday and 10:A.M. – 12:P.M. on Tuesday prior to the service.