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Helen Finnegan Ridgeway
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • American Cancer Society
    5900 Core Road, Suite 504
    North Charleston, SC 29406
  • or a charity of own choice

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“Lynn & Ben...My heart does out to you at this time of Jerrie's death. Fred and I will keep you in our prayers. We have been away from the lowcountry...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ellen Baker - Wando, SC - Friend

“Tifini & family,I'm so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May God give you strength to get through this very difficult time. God bless you all. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Paula Weatherford Dahlke - SC

“Dearest Lynn, Trey and Tiffany,I I am so sorry for your mom's passing. I have many fond memories of her. My Prayers, love and thoughts for all of you...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“The Ridgeway/Finnegan Family:So sorry to learn of Jerrie's passing. Accordingly, please accept my sincerest sympathy.God bless dear Jerrie and God...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: R. Allen Young - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dear Trey,Tiffani and family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss.I hope that all of your memories comfort you through these times.All of you...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jimmy Hayes - Edisto Island, SC

“My Beloved Aunt how I will miss you my sweetie pie. I love you so much and I will miss our phone calls and letters. RIP my love until I see you...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Christine Lynch - Lexington, SC

“May the memories of your loved one and the power of God's love sustain and comfort the Ridgeway family as you mourn during this most difficult time....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: A friend


Helen "Jerrie" Finnegan Ridgeway, 77, of Charleston, South Carolina, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend entered into eternal rest Monday, February 11, 2019. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 888 King Street at 10:00 am. Rite of Committal, Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in J. HENRY STUHR, INC. WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.

Jerrie was born July 5, 1941 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of James Joseph Finnegan and Mary Rowland Finnegan. She attended Bishop England High School. She loved Folly Beach and celebrating life with her family and friends. She was a member of The Church of the Nativity Catholic Church.

Jerrie is survived by her three daughters: Lynn R. Curry (Ben) of Charleston, SC, Kelly Clements (Lewis) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Tifini R. Stafford (Alex) of Florence, SC; son, Lawrence M. "Trey" Ridgeway (Brooke) of Florence, SC; brother, James Joseph Finnegan of Charleston, SC; sister, Peggy F. Baker of Savannah, GA; six grandchildren: Elliott, Matt, Lucas, Shay, Ryan and Carsyn; two great-grandchildren: Charlotte and Finn; and many special nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, N. Charleston, SC 29406 or a charity of your own choice.