Brenda Chriscoe Ritter (66) of Robbins passed away on Friday, October 16 , 2015 at her home.  


A memorial service will be held at Needham’s Grove Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 2 pm, with the  Reverend Dennis J. Harry, Jr. officiating.


Brenda was a lifelong member of  Needham’s Grove Baptist Church and retired from teaching at Westmoore Elementary School in 2013.  In her retirement, Brenda enjoyed sewing and quilting with her sisters.


She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Boyd Ritter; three children, Marissa Mills and husband Billy Mills, Karen Ritter, and Will Ritter; two grandchildren, Molly Cogburn and Robby Cogburn; and four siblings, Janice Hussey, Marsha Clark, Tony Chriscoe, and Randy Chriscoe.


Memorials can be sent to The Building Fund at Needham’s Grove Baptist Church at 359 Needham Grove Road Seagrove, NC 27341.


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Ritter family.


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  1. Boyd and family, as you go through life’s greatest sorrow of the loss of someone you love. May your own faith in God sustain you and bring comfort today and courage for tomorrow. Psalms 146:5,6 Blessed is he…whose hope is in the Lord his God, the maker

  2. John 5: 28,29 says; All those in the grave will hear Jesus’s voice and come out. None of us have ever seen such a thing take place. It will surely be one of the grandest of the things ever seen. Seeing our loved ones again will produce in us a marvelous s

  3. Saddened to hear of your loss. I cherish many sweet memories of Brenda gained during our years teaching together at Westmoore. She brought so many smiles to all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss. Brenda was a wonderful person, always smiling and happy. She had a wonderful life shared with her true soulmate. May God be with you now and the days ahead.

  5. Boyd, Karen, Marissa, and Will,

    Brenda was so precious! She always keep everyone laughing. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bring you peace. Know that I send my love to each of you, Daffie

  6. Boyd and Family, So sorry to hear the news of Brenda passing, Brenda was a sweet Lady. May God fill that void as only He can at this time. Praying for you and the Family.

  7. Karen, I’m so sorry about your loss. Please know that you and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for God’s comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  8. Karen & family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Brenda was such a sweet lady and made such a difference in the lives of so many kids at Westmoore. Prayers for you & your family.

  9. Marissa and family. I have only worked with you a short time. I know by the person you are your family is the reason. You are a great person and that is the result of family. I understand the stresses of this time. Please know that we are thinking of you

  10. Marissa, Karen and family,

    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May peace fill your hearts and sweet memories fill your minds.

    All my love,


  11. Mrs. Ritter was a wonderful woman. She always looked out for me and had a big smile on her face when she saw me even after my years at Westmoore. My dearest sympathy and prayers for peace and comfort go out to her family. It was a blessing to know her.

  12. Loving thoughts and prayers to our Lord, Jesus Christ for your family.

    May His Peace and Comfort be yours now and through the year!

    Pastors and Families of Bethel COG, Seagrove

  13. Boyd and family, I am so sorry for the loss of a very special lady. She was Clay’s very first teacher and she taught him so many things. She was so great to always have a rubber band or other objects in her pocket to make him happy. I remember one time sh

  14. Boyd and Family,

    My heart breaks for you all. Brenda was such a happy person. May you know that you all are in our prayers. God will see you through the days ahead. Just know you are not alone. Love to you all.

  15. Boyd and family, I was so sad to read of Brenda’s passing. She was so much fun to work with at Westmoore and she just adored every student that entered her room. I witnessed the love, care and genuine concern she had for each and every child she helped. I

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