Barry Riddick

Obituary of Barry Riddick


Barry Alex Riddick, better known to his family and friends as "Bruisa," was born November 19, 1982 in Southampton, New York to the late Matthew Riddick and Ethel Banks Riddick.  On Monday evening, December 3rd, 2018 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Barry was called to glory.

Barry attended the Southampton Public Schools in Southampton, New York.  After high school he joined his father's business working as a Dock and Bulk Header for Marina families including Jackson Marina, Joe Core and Monar Landing; a vocation he enjoyed until his untimely death.  The love that he and his father shared for the water and bulk heading brought them closer as father and son.

Barry appeared to be a tough guy to many, but he was gentle as a lamb and would do anything for anyone.  He had a great sense of humor and loved to have a great time with friends and family.  As a child, Barry was prankster towards his siblings, always chasing his sisters around with insects and rodents.  He also enjoyed throwing stones at his big brother while working with their father.  He loved doing auto body work for anyone who was in need, any day or any time.

In 1991, Barry was united in Holy Matrimony to Annette Walker.  This union was blessed with a son Jamari S. Riddick.  In 2017 he and his special friend Shana Pippen were blessed with a daughter Lillyana D. Riddick.

Predeceased by his father, Matthew Riddick, Barry leaves to cherish his memory his mother Ethel Riddick of Southampton, NY; brother Vincent Riddick (Ursula Riddick) of Charlotte, NC; three sisters, Alfreda and Gilda Riddick of Southampton, NY; Keisha Riddick (William Mosley) of Charlotte, NC; son Jamari S. Riddick of Newark, NJ; daughter Lillyana D. Riddick of Riverhead, NY; three nieces, Shavonne Pritchard of Southampton, NY; Synade and Sasia Mosley of Charlotte, NC; two nephews, Sedrick Mosley and Vincent Riddick, Jr. of Charlotte, NC; two great nephews, Jeremih Lewis and Isaiah Joyner.  Ex-wife Annette Walker; friend Shana Pippen and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.