Barbara Steele Ritchie, 69, of Florence, S.C. passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, 1012 Whitman Street, Orangeburg, S.C. Rev. Marvin Clarke will be officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Gage Fogle, Jarett Chavis, Tyler Weeks, Kyle Weeks, Zander Ritchie and J.D. Allen.
Mrs. Ritchie was born on November 25, 1950 in Utica, New York. She was the daughter of the late Jack Steele and the late Marie Farr Steele. She was predeceased by her first husband, James Smoak; son, Jack Weeks; brother, Jack Steele and a sister-in-law, Pam Steele.
Survivors include her husband, John Ritchie of the home; children, Michael Smoak, Meredith Allen Ritchie, Michelle Chavis (Bobby), Ronnie Ritchie (Rita), daughter-in-law, Michelle Weeks; brothers, Kevin Steele (Toni), Tommy Steele; grandchildren, Shelby Allen, Kayla Ritchie, Gage Fogle, Jarett Chavis, J.D. Allen, Zander Ritchie, Tyler Weeks, Kyle Weeks; great-grandchild, Jack Fogle and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice Care at P.O. Box 100551 Florence, S.C. 29502-0551.
Friends may call the residence of Mr. John Ritchie at 2153 Elderberry Street in Florence or at Bobby and Michelle Chavis at 4129 Savannah Highway in North.
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