Kessinger, Richard Edmond

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amem_lighthouse.jpgRichard Edmond (Ricky) Kessinger, 50, departed this life on Sunday evening, September 14, 2008, at his home on Virginia Avenue in Pembroke, Va. Born on September 12, 1958, he was a son of the late Wilven Edmond Kessinger and Oma Crisella Reed Kessinger.

Ricky was an enterprising man of multiple talents having been in business for himself and worked at various trades during his lifetime. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, New River Ward in Pembroke.

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Cody Edmond Zachary Kessinger and his fiance, Emilie Schultz ,of Ripplemead; his daughter, April Dawn Sifford, of Pearisburg; his best friend and mother of his children, Drema Merrix Runions, of Ripplemead; his sister, Irene K. Whittaker, of Pembroke; and he looked forward to the birth of his first grandchild in the early Spring.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2008, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pembroke with Bishop Cantrall Martin presiding. Burial will follow in the Kessinger Family Cemetery on Big Stony Creek at Interior. The family will receive friends at The Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke Thursday evening, September 18, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting