Roma Kelley Ryder

September 12, 1929 - November 26, 2014

09/12/1929 - 11/26/2014

Past Services

Saturday November 29, 2014
2:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions


Roma Kelley Ryder, age 85, of Ahoskie, passed away on November 26, 2014 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital with her family by her side.

She was born on September 12, 1929 to Lewis and Mary (Dudley) Kelley in Carmel, NY. Roma was a long time church member and loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that will be greatly missed by her loved ones.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Claude Wilbur Ryder, Jr., a daughter, Ramona Ryder, and a great-grandson, David R. Cobb.

Roma is survived by three daughters, Rhoda and husband John Hansley of Winston Salem, Noreen and husband Kevin Hannon of Ahoskie, and Norma Ryder of WV; seven granddaughters, Mary Keister, Patti Mongold, Becky Hackett, Sarah Jarvis, Katrina Cobb, Jackie Cook, and Kathy Kelley; twelve great-grandchildren; Ian, D.J., Anthony, Randy, Robert, Jennifer, Joshua, Dylan, Matthew, Cody, Shiane, and Andrew.

A memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at 2:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with Dr. Rev. Daniel Glaze, officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Ryder family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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