Tuesday – Obituary

Juanita Canton Ridgedell Blount

(December 21, 1914 – February 25, 2008)

Died at 10:10 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008 at the home of her daughter, Belle Davidson, in Roseland. She was 93 born December 21, 1914, daughter of Lyle and Lillie Grantham Canton. She was reared in Canton, MS and a former resident of Montpelier. She was retired from Lallie Kemp Hospital where she was a Labor and Delivery Nursing Assistant. She was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include her daughter, Clara Belle Ridgedell Davidson, Roseland, who cared for her for the past two years until her death; son, Joseph P. Ridgedell, Pensacola, FL; 8 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle and Lillie Canton; daughter, Lydia Madge Davis Law Musgrave; 4 sisters; 1 brother; first husband, Percy Ridgedell; second husband, Henry Blount. Special thanks to Vital Hospice Staff, Kimberly Hart, Susan Johnson, Brother Leon Dunn, Tom Grosz, Dr. Anthony Zerangue, Tom Terrall with Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office and also to family members who gave unconditional love and care through her illness-Dustin and Mindy Fitch, Danielle Gill, Rhonda Chandler, Brandy Smith and Donna Davidson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be mad to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center of Hammond or the charity of your choice in her memory. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Services conducted by Rev. Leon Dunn. Interment Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Loranger. Pallbearers will be Dustin Fitch, Ralph Chandler, Larry Johnson, Nicky Hayden, Joey Davis and Kevin Washington.

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