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Christopher John Ridley, age 31, of Atlanta, passed away August 30, 2020.
Chris was born on January 3, 1989 to Tiffany Ridley and Bryan Chenault. He was raised in Atlanta, GA where he attended Banneker High School. Chris worked a little while at The Tire Shop. After leaving there, he began his lifelong career with Kroger. Over the years, Chris rose through the ranks to become the Overnight Perishables Manager, which was his role for many years.
Chris was a simple man who enjoyed his family and collectible cars. He was a proud father who could often be found at his girl’s activities or his son’s football games. When Chris wasn’t spending time with family, he was focusing on his cherished classic cars. He especially loved his old Ford Crown Victoria. Chris’ favorite colors were red and black. He was funny and loved a good joke. Chris’ favorite place to be was at the beach. He visited Key West and Mexico, but he especially loved Panama City Beach. Chris was reserved around most people. Although when it came to friends and family, he was the life of the party. Chris had a smile that lit up a room. He had a heart for animals, particularly his American Bully, Brandy. Chris was truly a genuine person. He was a loving husband, father, provider and protector of his family.
Chris leaves behind his beloved wife: LaKija Rushaw Ridley; children: Jaquon Ridley, Chyna Ridley, Ta’liyah Ridley, Harold Ballard, Adalyah Broughton and Traevon Brown; father and step-mother: Bryan and Sheila Chenault; mother: Tiffany Ridley; grandmother: Mattie Dukes; sisters: Richell Ridley and Chequita Ridley, all of Atlanta; brothers: Bryan Chenault, Jr, of Gwinnett and Bernard Hunter of Atlanta; mother-in-law: Cheryle Evans of Decatur; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Balloon Release Ceremony will be held in Chris’ honor at 4 PM on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Oakland City Park, 1305 Oakland Drive SW, Atlanta. The Ridley family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.