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Ethel (Ledford) Ryder

June 3, 1938 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

Ethel Ryder

June 3, 1938 - October 27, 2021

On October 27, 2021, Ethel Ryder, 83, of Essex, Maryland passed away into God’s graces after a period of declining health.

The daughter of Green and Julia Ledford, she was born on June 3, 1938, in Bakersville, North Carolina.

In addition to being a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Ethel loved working in her garden and holding various volunteer roles at Back River United Methodist Church. Throughout her life, she held on to an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband Jack L. Tysor, second husband Olin M. Ryder, siblings Lela, Dallas, Blanche and Doyle, and grandson Benjamin Tysor. She is survived by sisters Beulah and Bernice, son Richard Tysor and his wife, Mary, son Roger Tysor and his wife, Debbie, and daughter Julia Ryder, three grandchildren: Sarah, Brittany and Zachary, and eight great-grandchildren: Savannah, Selah, Kanye, Kairos, Kaitlyn, Wesley, Samuel and Josiah.

Friends may call at the Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Road, Essex, MD 21221 on Monday, November 1, 2021 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM.  Funeral services on Monday at 1:00PM.  Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to Back River United Methodist at 544 Back River Neck Road, Essex, Maryland, 21221, where Ethel found much joy in worship and her church family.

Our deepest gratitude to Bruzdzinski’s Funeral Home for coordination of arrangements.

We appreciate your love and support during this difficult time.

 “Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.” John 3:15

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 1, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Back River United Methodist Church
544 Back River Neck Road
Essex, MD 21221

Funeral Service
Monday
November 1, 2021

1:00 PM
Back River United Methodist Church
544 Back River Neck Road
Essex, MD 21221

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