November 12, 1937 - May 3, 2013
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Cornerstone United Methodist Church
3135 Summit Bridge Rd
Bear, DE 19701
Wednesday 5/8, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bethel Cemetery
312 Bethel Cemetery Road
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Wednesday 5/8
Cornerstone United Methodist Church
3135 Summit Bridge Rd
Bear, DE 19701
Wednesday 5/8, 11:00 am

Jean “Gigi” Ritter, age 75, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Friday, May 3, 2013. Born in Earleville, MD on November 12, 1937, Jean was the daughter of the late Earl and Hilda (King) Lockwood. Jean graduated from Cecilton High School in 1955 then went on to work for the DuPont Company. When Jean andContinue Reading

GALE LYNCH left a message on May 21, 2013:
I was so sorry to hear that your friend, Jean, had died. I had just heard that she had cancer.....We had continued to exchange Christmas notes and I wanted her to come down and visit us in FL. She was very proud of all of you and loved her grandkids. We had great adventures at BMHS. She was to be around....had a lot of laughs together. I love this picture of her because it shows the joy that she had for life. I know that you will all miss her. Please come and visit us if you are ever in FL. Pam, a specail note to you. I'd love to hear from you when you have a chance. Gale and Jim Lynch
Phil Phillips left a message on May 11, 2013:
Our sympathies and prayers for John, Lynn and Ritter family. I had the privaledge of working with both Jack and John and know the strong place Jean held in their family. Phil and Ardean Phillips
Bruce Davis left a message on May 9, 2013:
Dear Ritter Family, I am sorry for your loss and you will be in my prayers. No matter what was happen in school or at the ballfield Jean would always be smiling. She was the first person I would see when I come to school late, that is after she call to wake me up for school to tell me to get there. She always treat you the same no matter what you did or who you were. I thank people like your mom and dad today becasue if it was not for them the kids of Chespaeake City would not be the people we are today. They were roll models for us and I believe I volunteer becasue of people like them. God bless Bruce Davis
Jennifer Hey AKA: May left a message on May 9, 2013:
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Gigi. She was one of the kindest souls I have ever encountered. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend and will truly be missed. Anyone that had the pleasure of knowing her was blessed. Rest peacefully dear angel. Jennifer Hey AKA: May
Barbara Dean left a message on May 8, 2013:
Jean's caring heart to our family as well as many others is well known. She was a caregiver for my children while I worked and I will be forever grateful. One of my memories however is about a baby rabbit. Jean and I talked about this again when she stopped in to tell me the cancer was back. We cried and hugged and talked and then got around to the rabbit. When my children were small our dog, Nicky, who was famous for bringing things home brought home a baby rabbit. We were feeding it with a baby bottle. On Monday when I took the kids to Jean's nothing would do but we take the rabbit with them. We were feeding it baby formula. The bridge was out that day and Jean went all the way around to Elkton by the Summit bridge to get more baby formula!! When I got home from work she said the price of caregiving had been raised due to the rabbit!! We laughed until we cried. I will miss her. I will miss the door opening and her just walking in hollering " are you cleaning the attic again". Something I have been doing for 50 years and never accomplished. Love you Jean. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
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Tod Herron & Dee Blucher left a message on May 8, 2013:
So saddened by the loss of Jean. She always made us feel welcome in her home. I have fond memories of enjoying he Canal day Celebration with the Ritter family. I take comfort in knowing that Jean & Jack are together again... You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Doris Davis left a message on May 7, 2013:
Dear Family of Jean, I am so saddened by the passing of Jean. We go back many years and many memories. My husband (Marty Davis) and I always enjoyed being around Jean and Jack and the kids. Jean always had a smile and I always enjoyed talking with her. Although we haven't seen each other regularly over the last years I still will always remember her and feel that I have lost a special friend. She loved her family so much and am so glad that she got to do so many special things with them. I know you will cherish her memory as all that knew her will. God Bless All of You.
John and Donna Mayberry and Family left a message on May 7, 2013:
Our family would like to express our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Please know that your family is in our prayers. Jean was a wonderful woman who was cherished by the entire community of Chesapeake City. She devoted countless hours to the children of the community and asked for nothing in return. She will truly be missed. Fly high with the angels!
Betsy VanCulin left a message on May 7, 2013:
Our thoughts and many prayers are with your family during this very difficult and sad time. Your mom was a very special person indeed - caring, compassionate, positve and always willing to help others. She was a second mom to many of the neighborhood kids including Lee for which I will always be grateful. I know that she will be missed by us all and now is a special angel in heaven. With our deepest sympathy and love - Betsy and Lee
Mary Bloodsworth Uscenski left a message on May 6, 2013:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Cynthia Pierce Reynolds left a message on May 6, 2013:
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sympathy.
Carla(Hamilton)Hollingsworth and Family left a message on May 6, 2013:
My deepest sympathy to my long time friend,Pam and the entire Ritter family.Jean was a wonderful,sweet and special person ,who i've known for many years. She will be so missed by me and all who knew her,stay strong Ritter Fam,she will forever be in my heart.Go on and rest Jean,GOD has you now,he will repair you and make you good as new,Luv and miss you,Carla
BARBARA ROBERTSON-STEVENS left a message on May 6, 2013:
My deepest sympathy to the entire Ritter family. Mrs . Ritter was a wonderful lady, I have very fond memories of her from my high school years :) She was such a whip in the office, always had a joke for me and smile! I have thought of her often & fondly over the years! Blessed be, Sincerely Barbie Robertson
Mary Bloodsworth Uscenski left a message on May 6, 2013:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Cindy Blevins Daniels left a message on May 5, 2013:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Cherish all of the wonderful memories you have of your mother....she was a special woman who touched many lives!
cheryl cain left a message on May 5, 2013:
So sorry to hear about your mother, John and Lynn. So sad for the children also to lose their grandmother. God's blessings to all of your family. Cheryl and Alan
Frank & Theesa Vari left a message on May 5, 2013:
To the Ritter Family, So sorry for your loss , Our thoughts and prayers ar with you at this difficult time. Jean will surely be missed all that was touched by her. She is in a better place and with her husband Jack. May The Lord keep her and Jack close to his side. God Bless.
Roxanne Niner left a message on May 4, 2013:
Jean was a wonderful asset to our church family. I loved her outstanding wit, wisdom, and her ability to speak her mind, no matter what anybody thought. You always knew where you stood with this down-to-earth lady, and I loved her for that. You will be missed, Ms. with Christ!
gailmissimer left a message on May 4, 2013:
loved working with her at bag of hope .and she talked with me when my mom passed a more than month ago. like jean told me she s not in pain anymore she s with the lord i know hat jean will say hey for me jean will be missed one more great lady in heaven
Tom & Natalie Jackson left a message on May 4, 2013:
We would to express our deepest sympathy to the entire Ritter and Geracimos family. We've known Gigi for many years. She was a very special person in our community and will be sorely missed. May it help you to know that friends are thinking of you during this difficult time. Tom & Natalie Jackson and family
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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