Mildred Pritchard

Mildred Pritchard

Elizabeth City, NC

Mildred Addie Pritchard, 92, of Elizabeth City, NC, died on Friday, November 29, 2013 in a Nags Head nursing home.  Mrs. Pritchard was born in Riddle, NC, the daughter of the late Charlie Bray Riggs and Sallie Staples Riggs, and was a retired telephone operator.  She was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church and the Indian Ridge Chapter #319 of the Order of Eastern Star in Shawboro.

Mrs. Pritchard was preceded in death by her first husband, Benjamin Fentress Riddick and her second husband, William Robert Pritchard, and a son, Charles Benjamin “Benny” Riddick.

Mrs. Pritchard is survived by two sons, Sam Staples Riddick of Fredericksburg, VA and Roy Allen Riddick  of Manteo, NC;  a sister, Meddie Riggs Hooper of Elizabeth City, NC; five grandchildren, Charles B. Riddick, Jr., Michelle Riddick, Joseph Riddick, Jeff Riddick and Bethany Riddick; and nine great-grandchidren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Twifords Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev., Dr. David Turner and Rev. Clay Manos officiating.  Burial will be held in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Corinth Baptist Church 1035 U.S. 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home Manteo and Elizabeth City is assisting the Pritchard family with arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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  1. Catherine Perry Gardner on November 30th, 2013 12:59 pm

    Sam & Roy, so sorry to hear of the death of your Mother. May she rest in peace.

  2. Frankie Self on November 30th, 2013 1:15 pm

    Roy My thought and prayers go out to you and your family. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.I know she was a wonderful lady and will be missed. Cherish all those memories you have.God bless.

  3. Mary Jolliff Moore on November 30th, 2013 2:12 pm

    Roy, I didn’t know your Mom, but she raised a mighty sweet boy, and you’re definitely a credit to her. My condolences. Love, Mary

  4. Andrew and Myra Twiddy on November 30th, 2013 6:26 pm

    Roy, So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. We did not know her but she raised you to be very nice to all you meet. May the LORD give you all strength to go on as each day goes by. Andrew and Myra Twiddy

  5. Lynda F. Midgett on November 30th, 2013 6:49 pm

    Roy and family I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s death. It’s so hard at this time of the year. Mine passed away the week before Thanksgiving 20 years ago.Lots of prayers are going up for all of you. Even though she is not here physically she will be with you and yours all of your lives. Treasure all those wonderful memories and God and those will get you through. Love You!

  6. Claudia Twiford on December 1st, 2013 7:38 am

    Roy and Sammy, Sam and I were sorry to hear of you mom’s passing. Remember that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sam and Claudia Twiford

  7. Mary Ann Aydlett on December 1st, 2013 10:22 am

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Praying for you.

  8. Jim and Bett Beasley on December 1st, 2013 10:42 am

    Roy and family you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May your faith carry you and strengthen you knowing she rests in the arms of Jesus.

  9. linda madrey baum on December 1st, 2013 2:40 pm

    Just learned of this today and am so sorry. Also just learned Benny had passed. Thank God they were both Christians and we know where they are. I will remember her with love.

  10. Ozzie & Barbara Hilderson on December 1st, 2013 2:50 pm

    Sam, Roy and family,

    Mildred was truly “One of a kind”. The Good Lord knew she would be a light to all who met her. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Mother with us.

    Ozzie and Barb

  11. Chuck Riddick on December 1st, 2013 3:26 pm

    Nanny was a loving grandmother to Joey and I..she was firm in her faith and belief in the importance of family connections. I sure will miss her making sure that I was being good and staying safe. Love you Nanny.

  12. Chris Stoessner on December 2nd, 2013 1:18 am

    Roy, very sorry to hear about your mother, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, – Chris

  13. Lary Sawyer on December 2nd, 2013 7:15 am

    It has been many years, but I hold fond memories of “Aunt” Mildred and the people of Riddle.

  14. Maude & Alton Staples on December 2nd, 2013 9:46 am

    It has been many years since we were all one big family in Riddle but we have fond memories of Aunt Mildred and the family! All of you will remain in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you during this difficult time.

  15. Clay & Cathy Thompson on December 2nd, 2013 12:28 pm

    Roy and family,
    We are sorry to hear about Ms. Mildred. She will always have a special place in our hearts and many fond memories from the phone company, and Cedar Street days. Peace be with you during this difficult time.

  16. Randy and Kim Boswood on December 2nd, 2013 5:19 pm

    Our sympathy to the family of Miss Milred. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    In Christian sympathy,
    Randy and Kim Boswood

  17. Donna and David Turner on December 2nd, 2013 8:33 pm

    Mildred was a very sweet and kind lady. She loved God and it showed.She was very friendly person. She will be missed so much. May God bless the family during this time.

  18. Delores Seymour on December 3rd, 2013 11:52 am

    I knew your Mom from the telephone company. We shared a lot of things there. I will keep you in prayer as losing a mother is a very hard thing. I saw her last at the nursing home here in Elizabeth City. She came down to here my friend & myself sing. I enjoyed seeing her again after such a long time. Blessings to all of you.

  19. Woody & Deb Witherow on December 3rd, 2013 12:52 pm

    Mrs. Mildred was a wonderful neighbor. She was the first person to welcome us to the neighborhood over 16 years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  20. Randy & Lora Howard on December 12th, 2013 8:28 pm


    While I never knew your grandmother, she’s very special to me because of you. So sorry for your loss and am thinking of you.

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