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Douglas M. Doug Ritchie, 64, of Fort Washington, MD, formerly of Beckley died Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Born February 5, 1953, he was the beloved son of the late William O. and Eva Williams Ritchie.

In 1970, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and from West Virginia State University in 1974.

He married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte Jackson, in 1975.

Doug was a member and worshipped faithfully at Ebenezer AME and New Creation AME Churches in Fort Washington, MD. He retired from a life-long career in sales in 2014.

He was the devoted husband of Rev. Charlotte Ritchie; beloved father of Kenneth Tony Ritchie; loving sibling of Brendolyn (Robert) Jasper, Gwendolyn (Charles) Ray, William (Alfreda) Ritchie Jr. and Terri (Jerrold) Brown; brother-in-law of David (Ahn) Jackson, Lonnie (Ann) Jackson and Gary (Marsha) Jackson; he's also survived by of a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service will be 11AM, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Ebenezer AME Church, 7707 Allentown Road, Ft. Washington, MD with visitation beginning at 9AM. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Lung Association, 475 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Email condolences to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley, assisted by Marshall-March Funeral Home, Suitland, MD.
Published on June 17, 2017
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