In Loving Memory

Anderson I. Ridings, Jr.

August 11, 1944 - August 13, 2022


Anderson Ivanhoe Ridings, Jr., a resident of Irvington, AL, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the age of 78.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 4:00 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4725 Schillingers Road S., Mobile, AL.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Frances Behrendt

    This is Frances Behrendt, Khryste Bairefield’s mother. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know Bro Ridings was very important in AD’s life and made a huge spiritual impact. I’m sure he did the same for many. It’s wonderful to know, tho, that Jehovah will miss him as much as all of you, his family and friends, will. But thankfully what he longs to do, like resurrect his friends, he can and will do! We anxiously wait to welcome all our loved ones back and tell the rest of what happened in these last days. May Jehovah be with and comfort all of you.

  2. Hilda Booth

    I am so sorry to hear that Penny left us. He is just taking a nap because Jehovah will bring him back soon. I know it hurts to loose a loved one, so you all in my prayers to the “God of all comfort” that he will be close to you all. Just remember that you are loved!!

  3. Shewmake’s ( Keith & Cathie)

    He was such a sweet , loving and caring brother. Can’t wait to see him again. One of our best friends. Oh, how we’re all going to miss him. Always there when you needed help and encouragement. Wonderful example for us all. Can’t wait to see his smiling face

  4. Debbie Hall

    Please know that we are all keeping Penny’s family in our prayers. He is at peace and in Jehovah’s memory but for his dear family this hurts very much. He loved Jehovah, his family and his brothers and will be back soon. I can’t wait until the time when I’ll walk up and he and my Dad will be teasing each other again. Love you all

  5. Ronald White

    I only knew AI for a short time period. He was a good brother. He had My respect.

  6. Cindy (Scott) Waite

    I have been friends of this family for years! Very sorry for the loss of Penny. He will be missed very much by his family and his spiritual family as well. All of the Ridings and Bairefield families are in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy (Scott) waite

  7. Beverly Franz

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Penny and look forward to seeing you reunited with him very soon in Jehovah’s paradise. I will always appreciate his kindness, humor, and most of all, his wonderful example of faithfulness to Jehovah despite the challenges he faced. One of my favorite memories is when he with his walker approached my mother in her wheelchair at the Kingdom Hall. With a big smile, he said, “It won’t be long before we’re in the New World and I’m going to challenge you to a foot race. Who’s going to win?” I remember his laughter as she claimed she would win. “We’ll see about that,” he replied. When you miss him the most, remember his words, “It won’t be long before we’re in the New World….” Until then, follow his example of trusting in Jehovah, the Father tender mercies and the God of all comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


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