John Eldridge, 69, of Kilmichael passed away at his residence on Friday, April 2, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, at the Foundry Church in Winona, with Bro. John Goldwater officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Stafford, Jeff Eldridge, Michael Eldridge, Dave Eldridge, Braeden Eldridge, Taylor Eldridge, and Zack Trimble. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Pearson, Guy Keith Palmertree, Guy Stanford, Mike Castle, Kenny Brantley, Bert Mitchell, Larry Greenlee, Larry Bamberg, and Dewayne Lishman.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6, from 12;00 noon until service time, at the Foundry Church.
Mr. Eldridge was born on May 21, 1951, to Alton and Ellen Childress Eldridge. He was a retired hardware salesman and a member of Foundry Church in Winona. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Eldridge of Kilmichael; daughter, Glendia McCauley (Jacob) of Palmetto Bay, Florida; two sons, Adam Eldridge (Tara) of Vaiden and Clay Eldridge (Ashley) of Kilmichael; three brothers, Jimmy Eldridge of Kilmichael, David Eldridge of Kilmichael, and Bob Eldridge of Winona; and five granddaughters, Jacey Eldridge, Anna McCauley, Audrey Ann Eldridge, Lexi McCauley, and Anna Bella Eldridge.
Memorial contributions may be made to Foundry Church, c/o Dr. Jan Bailey, 241 Nix Road, Winona, MS 38967.
To Rita, Adam, Clay, and all the Eldridge family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying confidently that God will provide strength and comfort during this sad and difficult time. John was such a respected Christian and friend to so many. Heaven is a glorious place and I am grateful that as believers we will all join John there one day. What a day that will be! Please know I care deeply and have such wonderful memories of John and all of you from when I served as youth minister at Kilmichael Baptist Church many years ago. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you. His love endures forever.
Jennie & Bob Westoby
Rita, Clay, Adam and family I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are for you all. May God give you strength during this difficult time.
Judy Walker Briggs
Rita and family, I am so sorry for your loss of your precious husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a very sweet soul and I know the loss is great to you all. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you at this time. May the Comforter, be in every prayer, sunrise and sunset until you are reunited again.
Alice Jean Smith
I send my deepest sympathies and condolences to Rita and her family! My heart hurts for you, I know this feeling oh to well. I am so sorry I couldnt be there Tuesday to give you a big hug and tell you how much I love you Rita, you have suffers a great loss, John will be sorely missed! I know you know this so well but God will get you through this along with t he love of family and friends!! If there is anything I can do PLEASE dont hesitate to ask!!