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Golden Gate Funeral Home

“ For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” 2 Corinthians 5:1 (NIV)

Ricki Vincent (Price) LeDay was born October 17, 1961, to the parentage of Harriet Collier LeDay and Victor Price. He was formally adopted by his loving stepfather, Albert LeDay, Sr., while being married to his mother. He is a graduate of Lake Charles High School, Lake Charles, LA., followed by higher education studies at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA., where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and pledged the Rho Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in 1981. He excelled at football in high school, college, and even a brief tenure at the professional level with the Kansas City Chiefs. He enlisted in the National Army Reserve serving as a Military Personnel Officer and later, Field Medical Assistant/Personnel, Veteran of Operations Desert Storm. Rick also served for the United States Army as the Staff Adjutant Officer (Personnel) at the 94 th General Hospital, also having received rank of Officer 1 st Lieutenant. Rick was a faithful member of The Potter ’ s House, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Pastor, where he labored in Security, and attended The Potter ’ s House School of Ministry. His theological studies were heightened as he attended the Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His passion for ministry expanded as a Gospel Radio Personality, Praise with a Purpose, for KNON 89.3 Voice of the People, for approximately 20 years. This was indeed his happy space where he touched the lives of many Sunday listeners while sharing the gospel through radio waves! He gracefully mastered his career as a Safety professional with over 30 years in the transportation industry having served as a Safety Director and Human Resources Manager at some of the nation ’ s largest transportation companies, having over 3000 hours of specialized training in the areas of safety, loss prevention, management, OSHA, accident investigation and workers compensation. He was a Certified Director of Safety, Certified Fleet Safety Professional, Certified Driving Instructor, and a Certified Workers Compensation and Safety Representative. Over the years, Rick received numerous awards, honors, and recognitions for corporate safety, risk management, and transportation. His career came to a final close while being employed with the Texas Department of Transportation, Fort Worth. Rick was a charismatic figure who was loved by many. His infectious smile and personality won the hearts of those he encountered. He was dedicated to his family and friends and was always a listening ear to give sound advice.

Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Harriet LeDay, biological father, Victor Price, and grandmothers, Mary Woods and Mary Jackson.

Rick leaves precious and beautiful memories to: sons, Christopher, Zachary and Seth LeDay; grandchildren, Saniya, Langston, Kingston, and Kinsey LeDay; father, Albert LeDay, Sr.; sister, Kelli Richard (Marcus); brothers, Albert “ Kendall ” LeDay (Kimberly), and Kevin Piert (Natasha); a loving pet, Rommie, and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

The Psalms 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen.

Rick will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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