Jean B. Rickerson

Jean B. Rickerson

Suffolk, VA
01.17.1945 - 04.21.2017

Jean B. Rickerson went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2017. She died peacefully in her home while surrounded by those she loved. Jean was born on January 17, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Thelma and Bill Brooks and she was predeceased by her daughter Thalia.

Jean was known for her contagious laugh, her love of life, and her immeasurable strength. She married the love of her life, Raymond, in May of 1980. Together, they enjoyed nearly 37 years of raising children, traveling, and making memories in their backyard patio.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ray; her daughter, Kelly Jenkins (Robbie); her stepson, Aaron Rickerson (Leona); four grandchildren, Carter, Owen, Emmett, and Wyatt all of Suffolk; her brother, Jimmy Brooks (Joyce); and nephew, James of Norfolk. She also leaves behind a special friend Penny Matthews and godson, Specialist Dillon Matthews of Fort Campbell, KY. The family would like to thank all those who cared for her during her illness, particularly Teresa Pitts.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1 PM by the Rev. Terry Taylor at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502. The family will receive friends at Baker-Foster Funeral home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters at Condolences may be registered at

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Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 E. Virginia Beach Road
Suffolk, VA 23502
United States


Baker Foster Funeral Home
5685 Lee Farm Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States


Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
PO Box 2156
Norfolk, VA 23501
United States


I am so very sorry for your loss. Jean was such a very sweet person; she will be missed. Praying for you all.

Michele Service

Ray, I have such fond memories of you and Jean. I know this is such a difficult time. I'll be praying for your and your family. Jan

Jan MacClary (formerly Jan Wallace...married to Ed Wallace)

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