Leila Nelsine Ritchey

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Visitation Schedule
Roller-Ballard Funeral Home
306 S. Main
Benton, AR  72015
Friday, August 25, 2017
6:00-8:00 P.M.
Service Schedule
Roller-Ballard Funeral Home Chapel
306 S. Main
Benton, AR  72015
Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:00 AM
Mars Hill Cemetery
128000 Mars Hill Road
Bauxite, AR  72011
Memorial Contributions
Central Baptist College
1501 College Avenue
Conway, AR  72034

Poyen Baptist Church Building Fund
P.O. Box 202
Poyen, AR  72128

Oak Park Baptist Church
8200 Flintridge Road
Little Rock, AR  72210
Leila Nelsine Ritchey

of Bryant, AR

March 27, 1938 - August 19, 2017

Leila Nelsine Ritchey, 79, of Bryant passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Nelsine was born on March 27, 1938 in Bauxite to the late Henry and Mattie Whitfield, and was married for over 53 years to the late Rev. Clyde E. Ritchey. She was a woman of faith who had a passion for quilting, and won several awards for her designs.

She leaves behind three daughters, Joyce Adams (Donald) of Sheridan, Sandy Jobe (Thomas) of Poyen, and Karen Green (Edward) of Little Rock; one brother, Carroll "Butch" Whitfield of Benton; two sisters, Nelorine Hickman and Betty Ann McAdams (Marshall) both of Benton; eight grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) with Bro. Clyde Chenault officiating. Interment will follow at Mars Hill Cemetery in Bauxite. Serving as pallbearers are Clint Evans, Alexander Green, Edward Green, Thomas Jobe, Darvin Whitfield, and Rick Whitfield.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening, August 25th at the funeral home.

After interment, the family will be gathering at the home of David and Donna Huddleston of Benton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to Central Baptist College in Conway, Poyen Baptist Church Building Fund in Poyen, or Oak Park Baptist Church in Little Rock either by mail, or online by clicking the links to the right.

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6 Condolence(s)
Mary Priest
Sherwood, AR
Monday, August 28, 2017


I know this is a little late in getting to you but I wanted to express my sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. I know exactly what you are going through. It is so hard to lose a parent , yet it is even harder when you lose a mother.
May God comfort you and give you strength in the days ahead. And if you just need someone to talk to, I'm here.

kimberly webb-spink
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Never be forgotten you will be missed by all of us. Loved by everyone. Rest in peace Aunt

Kelly & Kim Rowe
Friday, August 25, 2017

Aunt Nelsine was an amazing woman of faith that knew just what it was to be loved by God and how to demonstrate that love to everyone she met. We are blessed to have this great example set before us on how to give, even when the recipient may seem undeserving according to worldly standards, but by God's she gave selflessly and according to His standards and expected nothing in return... She was GENUINE and her memory will be cherished far above rubies!

James Stauber
Little rock,
Friday, August 25, 2017

At the passing of Nelsine I Iam saddened at our loss and will forever remember the kindness she always showed. The love she put into the beautiful quilts and the book she gave Kennedy. I know she is well now in the presence of our lord Jesus and at Clydes' side. She will be missed here. May we all follow her examples and join her there.

Shirley Murray
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Nelsine, was one of the nicest people I know. Always enjoyed coming to the Whitfield reunions to see and visit her. She will be missed by many.My condolences to her family. Much love from Kentucky.

Mary P Medlin Alsup
Benton, ark,
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

With deep regrets. May God bless and keep you.