Desmond J. Ridley 2001 – 2022

Desmond J. Ridley

July 16, 2001 – November 12, 2022

Desmond J. Ridley 21 of Houston, TX; passed Nov. 13, 2022.

Services are Nov. 19, 2022, at Paradise Baptist Church Beaumont, TX. Visitation will begin at 1PM until Funeral at 2PM. Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery Beaumont, TX.

Desmond Juquan Ridley was born on July 16th, 2001, to Tanishala Ridley in Beaumont, Texas. He attended schools in Beaumont & Houston, Texas. Desmond loved to dance, joke and making people laugh. He never met a stranger and claimed everyone as his cousin. He loved his tennis shoes and sweatsuits.  He had such a happy soul. Desmond was recently most excited about starting his new venture at Bush Airport. 

Desmond departed this life on Saturday, November 11th, 2022, in Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmother, Shirley Ray Dawson; and great -great grandmother, Fannie Wright.

He leaves to Cherish his memories his mother, Tanishala Ridley; sister, Zuri Akoptaire; Grandmother, Marilyn Keegan (Robert); Grandfather, J.R. Ridley; Aunt, Tomekea Ridley; Close cousins Kimora and Amyri Traylor, and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Family and Friends.

Proctor’s Mortuary – Beaumont, is in charge of final arrangements, 3522 Washington Blvd. Beaumont, TX. 77705 (409) 840-2022. The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at


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