Lucinda Gail Ritchie

Lucinda Gail Ritchie
Lucinda Gail Ritchie

Lucinda Gail Ritchie, 62, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020, with her family by her side.

More lovingly known by Cyndi to those closest to her, she was one of three children born to Robert Walton (R.W.) and Edith Faye Carmichael, on December 20, 1957 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Cyndi graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1976, and received a business degree from National College in 1989.  She married Larry Willis Ritchie on November 26, 1992.

Cyndi had a kind and compassion spirit, and she chose to live her life for her family.  She was most known for her infectious smile and quick wit.  She had a great passion for painting and gardening, and a strong Christian belief.  She loved her grandchildren and spending extra time and love with them all.

She was preceded in death by both her grandparents, father, mother, and oldest brother, Robert Walton Carmichael III (Bobby) of Lexington.

She is survived by four children, Kelly Hardin of Richmond; Phillip Ginter of Lexington; Amanda Shepard of Amarillo; and Joshua Ritchie of Amarillo; her brother and sister-in-law, John and Donna Carmichael of Nicholasville, eight beautiful grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

As per her wishes, Cyndi will be cremated in Amarillo, Texas and there will be a Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.


23 Replies to “Lucinda Gail Ritchie”

  1. Cyndi was one of the best people you would ever want to meet and so was her mom,Dad R.W. and Bobby I remember you ,my mom let me come and stay with you guys for a week or two , and I went outside to help her Dad out he was watering the flowers or whatever and I asked if I could do it , I was young keep this in mind lol and anyway I ended up spraying her Dad with the water hose , he broke down laughing and trying to get it back but couldn’t catch me lol so I give myself up My Aunt laughed her butt of when she saw him wet and Cyndi as well . But Cyndi was a beautiful person inside and out ,she was one of the humble, kindest person I know , I loved her very much and couldn’t believe that she was gone ,she was one of my best friends and Cousin that anyone could ever have we talked on Facebook some because we lived so far a part , Bobby I love you too I miss getting on your nerves lol I didn’t really . Prayers 🙏 for All of her kids and grandkids I knew how much she loved you ❤️ may God bless you all, Take care and if you need me I am here ok ? Love you bunches… Donna Warner

  2. Aunt Cyndi,
    Goodness… I’m so sorry I didn’t talk with you more than I did the past few years. I’m deeply regretting it now, believe that. I’m coming to learn the older I get… How precious life truly is; and how in the blink of an eye it can be taken away from us. Aunt Cyndi – I know, even though we had our differences at times… I still had & will always have the utmost respect & love for you. You were an astaunishing woman and I could not have asked for a better Angel to be added to the GREAT, AMAZING, & WONDERFUL gaurdians I have been blessed to have watching out for me. Give Granny, Papaw, and Uncle Bobby plenty of hugs & kisses…. And let them know that I can’t wait for the day we are all reunited with each other. 😇❤️ I love and miss you more than you will ever know.
    – xoxo. –
    Your neice, Katie✌️✝️💚 💋

  3. John and Donna, my heart hurts for you. So many losses in such a short time. I have never lost a sib so I can not say I know how you feel. God will take care of all. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort your pain.

  4. Josh , your mom loved you so much. She’s still in your heart and watching over you. She was much loved. ❤

  5. To John,Amanda,Kellie and Phillip. Cyndi was all about her family. I love the way she made Donna , John’s wife feel like her sister. She always had love for Bill and myself every time we all got together. Her love is her legacy. I’m sure God has his arms around her right now. We love you back Cyndi.❤

  6. What a loss of a beautiful woman. I only had the honor of knowing her for a short time, but in that time I got to know a woman who loved deeply and had a heart for God and family. I know she is at peace in the arms of her loving heavenly father. You will be missed so much.

  7. My dear, 1st cousin Cyndi, I will miss you so very much and, I’ll never forget the good times we had with you, Bobby and your mom and dad, when you all came home to visit us on the creek! I will always love ❤️ and miss you, Bobby and, Edith and R.W., I was too young to remember John but, I hope he’ll come see us! Love always and forever ❤️ your cuz, Naomi Warner from Beattyville KY.

  8. Cyndi had a beautiful smile and a very loving spirit. She had a strong disposition and a “can do” attitude. She loved her family deeply and was happiest around them. We will truly miss her.

  9. Cyndi was the sweetest. Even though Im Johns sister in law, she always treated me as if I was family to her as well. She always had a smile, a joke and hug to give me whenever I seen her. She will be very missed

  10. I think about you daily and there’s not enough words to begin to tell you how much you will be missed. I love you Mama!!!!

  11. No goodbyes Sis, but until we meet again. We have had so many chats and made so many memories and I cherish each and every one of them. I love you Sis and miss you .

  12. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers for you Mandi, Josh, and the rest of the family. Getting her and Josh up that hill in the winter time is my memory. She was just always so sweet when asking for help and she instilled her kindness in Josh. He was always so nice when he would ask for help up that hill.

  13. We were so happy that we got to come down to Amarillo for Thanksgiving. I never would have believed it would be the last time we would see you on this earth. Most would think that growing up with a sister that twelve years older would be weird; but I have to say that it was great. I had to Moms! Except that time I called you mom in front of your friends. I love you sister and I will see you again one day!

  14. Such a huge loss and wonderful sweet lady always seen nothing but the best in people i pray hard for all of her children and grandchildren see you again someday soon

  15. You will be deeply missed may you fly with the angels and look down over us. You are truly a blessing to my family and yours. Love always.

  16. This wasn’t the way it was supposed to be but we never know when God needs us So I got to thank God for the chances to Enjoy Miss Cyndi’ she was always so sweet, nice an Fun !

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