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Date published: 8/22/2014

Gene W. Ryckman

Gene Wayne Ryckman, 73, of Norfolk passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

Gene was born in Gulfport, Miss., to the late Charles and Zelma Ryckman. He was a graduate of Washington Bible College and had more than 30 years in vocational ministry as a pastor of Wilderness Baptist Church, Bowling Green Baptist Church, Friendship Baptist Church and Hebron Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Mark Wayne Ryckman, Jeana Ryckman Wood, Troy Michael Ryckman and Ryan Scott Ryckman; brothers Leonard and Melvin Ryckman; and a host of extended relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Hollo-mon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. There will be a funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Christ United Methodist Church in Norfolk. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be offered to the family at hollo mon-brown.com.