Lola Cornett Ritchie

   It is with much sadness and heartache, that I try to
write an obituary for my beloved mother, Lola Ritchie.
She was born on October 29, 1937, to Isom and Emaline
Cornett of Clear Creek in Knott County. She met and
married Charles V. Ritchie, also of Clear Creek, on July 16, 1966. The union brought forth two
children, one daughter, Danetta M. Noble, and one son, Richard L.
Ritchie. Their lives here were as hard as anyone’s, but on December
23, 1984, they both turned their lives over to the Lord. They were
active in the building of the Summertown Old Regular Baptist Church,
where they became members.
     Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one
sister, Maxine Smith. She is survived by children, Danetta and Richard;
two grandsons, Ryan C. Noble and Jaylan L. Banks; four brothers,
Fontaine Grigsby, Eugene Cornett, Fred Cornett and Frank Cornett;
and one sister, Gladiola Colwell. She also had many sisters and
brothers in the church that were very near and dear to her. She had
two very good friends that she traveled to church with, when she was
able to go, Mabel Shepherd and Nancy Patrick. They were known as
the “Three Musketeers.”
     Mom fought with illness most of her adult life. But, on December
22, 2004, she lost her fight. I know that she had taken the steps to
prepare her place in Heaven and is rejoicing there now. Although,
there is no words to express how loved and missed you are, I’m glad
you found peace and your Heavenly home.

     Written by Daughter, Danetta M. Noble

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew that you were in pain
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, “Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.