Valla Jean Ridge, age 81, passed away at her home in McKinney on July 9, 2018. She was born to James and Valaree Burkett Wilburn in Wolfe City on July 9, 1937. She married Robert Warner Ridge II in Dallas, March 9, 1957.
Valla was a loving wife, and mother. She worked at Montgomery Wards for several years and sold insurance with her husband. She was a faithful member of Redeemer Presbyterian church in Mckinney.
Valla is survived by her husband, son Robert Warner Ridge III and wife Toni, son James Perry Ridge, son Joel Dale Ridge, daughter Dana Jean Weeden and husband David, and son Timothy Allen Ridge. She has five grandchildren: Michael, Courtney, Cody, Matthew, and Tyler. She is also survived by her siblings: Emma Bourquin, James Wilburn and wife Margaret, Patsy Marsh, Mary Anne Killingworth and husband Bill.
Valla was preceded in death by her brother Tommy Wilburn and her parents.
The funeral service will be conducted by Dr. Jordan Stone at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Chapel at 11:00, Friday, July 13, 2018. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Vitas Hospice.
A wonderful Mother to us and a great example of a Proverbs 31:10-31 woman & wife.
She’s with the Lord our Savior who knew no sin but became sin for us so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
It will be a joyful reunion.