BOSSIER CITY – “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi. Edward Eugene Berridge picked himself up one last time on Thursday, July 30, 2015 and joined our Lord at his well-deserved place in heaven.
Ed was born on September 30, 1932 in Houston, TX. He attended Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, where he was an exemplary athlete in football, basketball and boxing, and also served as senior class president. He later attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX, where he excelled in football, a sport he passionately loved throughout his life. He was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals professional football team but an injury prevented his participation.
Ed began his very successful career with Ridgway’s in Corpus Christi, TX. With hard work and perseverance, he was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility within the firm. Ed managed offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Houston TX, as well as Lafayette and Shreveport, LA. He was named the company’s “Manager of the Year” in 1977. Ed retired following 47 years of distinguished accomplishments.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maybelle and Herbert Berridge, brother, J.D. Berridge, and former wife, Patricia Parker. Ed was blessed with family through children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 31 years, Robin Grubb Berridge; children, Georgia McCotter (Kevin), Jim Berridge (Roxanne), Lisa Pearson, Michael Berridge and Brandon Sprowl (Alicia). He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Danny Gleason. Visitation will be held at 11:30 a.m., prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. A private family burial will take place at a later time.
The family would like to extend the warmest gratitude to Physical Therapists, Tom and Laura at Cypress Point, Michael A. Angelo, M.D. and Christus Schumpert Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Benton United Methodist Church, 4615 Palmetto Road, Benton, LA 71006 or to your favorite charity .
The register book and condolences may be left for the family online at http://www.rose-neath.com.