Mr. James Ricardo “Ricky” Gee of South Boston died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at South Boston Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 69.

Mr. Gee was born on Oct. 21, 1952 to Rosa Shorts Gee and the late Willis Alphonso Gee. He was married to the late Sherri Lynn Byrd Gee and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and a member of the American Legion Post 99 in South Boston.

Mr. Gee is survived by one daughter, Patrice Owen of High Point, North Carolina; three granddaughters, Chaquia Gee of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Trinity Owen of High Point, North Carolina and Charity Owen of Greensboro, North Carolina; one great grandson, Kylen Crawford of High Point, North Carolina; his mother, Rosa Gee of High Point, North Carolina; one brother, Willis Gee (Anna) of Richmond; one sister-in-law; a host of nieces and nephews, including Nicholas Hughes and Zakelah Gee; and numerous other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, James was preceded in death by three brothers, Mike Faulkner, Ronald D. Gee and Ralph “Chico” Gee.

Funeral services for Mr. James Ricardo “Ricky” Gee will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 11 a.m. with services at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Michael Byrd officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Public viewing will be at Jeffress Funeral Home on Friday from noon until 6 p.m.

Following COVID-19 guidelines, a face mask and social distancing will be required at viewing and services.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress funeral Home, South Boston.