Molly Sue Ridley

August 17, 1943 - March 29, 2022

Molly Sue Ridley, 78, of China, died Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born August 17, 1943, in Beaumont, to Elizabeth Breeden and John L. Kolander, Sr. Molly retired from Hardin-Jefferson I.S.D., after teaching for over thirty years.

Molly is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Rachelle Williams and her husband, Matt, of Beaumont; Jennifer Clark and her husband, Jason, of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren, Candace Williams, Tramon Williams, Jaydon Williams, Thomas Jefferson Bryant, Justin Mahone, Layla Clark, Grayson Clark; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Lillian Kolander and Cleffie Kolander, both of China, Texas.

A gathering of Mrs. Ridley’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2022, at China United Methodist Church, 205 West Washington Avenue, China, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. her interment will follow at China Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to China United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, China, Texas 77613.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

  • April 4, 2022
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

  • April 4, 2022
  • 11:00 am


China Cemetery
  • Benoit, China, Texas, 77713,

Comments (5)

    Karen Halsell says:

    Rachelle and Jennifer,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Mrs Molly Sue passing away. She was always so kind to me and taught me many things growing up with y’all. All of you will be in my prayers ❤️❤️

    Jerry an says:

    Molly Sue was one of the sweetest ladies I had the pleasure of knowing. She was a classmate of Jerry’s. We are so sorry for your loss we will all miss her sweet spirit.

    Teresa Blevins says:

    Rachelle, Jennifer and your families,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Molly Sue will be missed.
    Love you, Teresa

    Theresa Hood Myers says:

    My heart breaks for all of you. Molly Sue is so going to be missed. I feel like part of the family, I’m sure as everyone else does, this is how she always made us feel. My heart & prayers are with you all.
    Love, Theresa Hood Myers

    Kim Dearbonne Waller says:

    So sorry to see that Molly Sue passed away! My thoughts and prayers are with her family!????????❤️

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