Ricketa L Hurdle


Minister Ricketa Louise Hurdle was born on March 16, 1976, to Minster Deboria Hurdle and Rickey Allen at South Chicago Community Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Known as “Keta” by her family and friends, she was a bubbly child with bright eyes and even a brighter smile! Keta was raised with her two younger brothers and her cousins as siblings. They spent many days together running up and down the stairs together, playing games, and riding their bikes outside of the family’s building, they named “1717” and their Uncle Julius who lived next door!

Keta accepted Christ at the age of six and was baptized alongside her twin cousins, Sheri & Cheryl at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago under the leadership of the late Pastor Jeff Brown. Keta thrived in Sunday School, Bible Class, and was a member of the Inspirational Youth Choir and the Voices of New Prospect. During her teen years she sang with the Hyde Park Community Gospel Choir of Chicago, under the direction of Pastor LaRue F. Kidd.

Keta was a product of the Chicago Public School System. She received her elementary education at Clara Barton Elementary School. She received her High School Diploma at Chicago Vocational High School where she majored in Business and was a proud graduate of the Class of 1994.

Enter, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS in Jan 1995. Jackson MS is where Minister Ricketa first became affiliated with The Church of The Living God International Inc. at True Vine CLGI under the Pastorage of Pastor David Burgess. She started a Bible Study at Jackson State along with Sis Ashley Whitaker. She was a Faithful worker at True Vine CLGI and traveled up and down the road to Gulfport MS, Fort Walton Beach FL, Birmingham AL, and New Orleans LA. Keta kept on working and serving the Lord and received her Minister’s license in 1997 at the General Assembly in Columbus, OH.

In May of 2000, Minster Ricketa received her bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Jackson State University. The Lord then led her on to Gulfport MS where she became a member of Christ the Redeemer CLGI under the pastorage of Pastor Carlos Thompson and Asst Pastor Darryl Tanner. It was here where she was filled with THE HOLY GHOST and began PROPHECY. Minster Ricketa served as Usher President, Missionary, in the Elect Ladies department, and in the Youth Departments. She also was nominated for Missionary of the Year in 2003. She was employed at Gulfport Behavioral while in Gulfport, MS.

After Hurricane Katrina hit, God led Ricketa to The Church of The Living God International Inc. headquarters church, The Pool of Bethesda in Columbus Ohio. Minster Ricketa was so excited and proud to become a member of the POB. Ricketa really loved The Lord, His Church and His People. She worked diligently and steadfastly at the Pool.

As a missionary, Bishop sent Minister Ricketa and Minister Tyese Baker out to build up the following churches in the Columbus District: The Fathers House CLGI, Abundant Mercy CLGI, Hope and Eternal Life CLGI and New Day CLGI.

Keta loved singing for the Lord and was a part of the POB Adult Choir where she served as Vice President. As a Deaconess, Minister Ricketa was so proud and humble when serving communion to the saints and wearing her white. She took none of it for granted and meant every part of her service to God. She became an office worker at the Pool and over the Data Entry team at the General Assembly. Minister Ricketa was nominated to serve as the local POB Church Secretary and Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at Pool of Bethesda, 2600 McCutcheon Road.

Interment at Union Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Elder Shirley Bailey

    Our deepest sympathy to Minister Hurdle and the family of Minister Ricketa. I know the Lord is comforting you and keeping you throughout this sorrowful time. Our prayers are always with you all. May God strengthen you.
    The Bailey Family

  2. Minister Hurdle
    So sad to hear about the passing of Minister Ricketa. I pray the Lord bring you comfort and peace.
    Tonya Spriggs

    • Elder Rocita Thompson

      Mother Hurdle, I am deeply sadden to hear about the lost of your daughter. I will truly miss Min. Ricketa, she was a friend of mine and I loved how she praise and worship God. She always had a kind word to say to me. To the Hurdle family I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around your families grieving hearts and strengthen you and your families.
      The Thompson Family

  3. Georgia Armstrong

    Our sympathies to Min Hurdle and family. I was saddened to hear of Min Ricketa’s passing, but encouraged in knowing that the Prophetess fought a good fight & finished her course. May the Lord comfort and keep your hearts during this time!

  4. Mother Hurdle,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying that God carries you and your family through these difficult times and in the days ahead.

    Ricketa was definitely loved. We were friends for MANY years. The laughs, cries, disagreements, and conversations we will both take to our graves will never be forgotten.

    You were more than a friend but a sister. Not only when it was convenient but even when times got rough. You’ll always have a special place in my heart. I’m already missing you Ricketa Ann. Yeah I know that ain’t yo name but it’s the one I gave you.

    Love your brother Nick

  5. William Clark Sr.

    Sis. Hurdle

    My deepest sympathy

    Bro. William Clark Sr.

  6. Mother Hurdle ,

    Minister Ricketas presence was a blessing to everyone that encountered her , you raised a strong women of God. She was a great example on how to live holy. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family. She will forever be missed and never ever forgotten. Our memories together will always be in our heart.
    Love ,
    Jakob and Lloyer Green

  7. Pastor Darryl & Tammy Tanner

    Dearest Mother Hurdle,

    We wanted to write and let you know that you and your family are in our prayers. We realize that there are no words that we could write or say to make things better, but please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of our dear sister. May you dwell in the secret place of the most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty today and in the days ahead.

    The Tanner’s

  8. Mother Hurdle.
    Ricketa is a treasure that will be sorely missed by all who had the honor to meet her. My condolences and prayers to you and the family. Love from The Fulford family and Abundant Mercy

  9. Frantz and Sirita Loiseau

    Minister Hurdle,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time of the loss of your Beautiful daughter Minister Ricketa Hurdle. For we know that she is in the Holy City New Jerusalem walking on the streets paved with transparent gold seeing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Love from the Loiseau family.

  10. Elder Steven & Pamela Cone

    Our sincerest condolences to you, your family and loved ones on the loss of your beautiful daughter. We pray that God Comforts your hearts and minds as only He can. In your time of reflection find peace in the time you shared, the joy she brought to others and the life she lived in Christ. God Bless, Pastor & Minister Cone, Dominion, CLGI

  11. Elder Laura Miller

    Hurdel family
    My love hugs and prayers are with you. I take comfort in knowing when Jesus comes back on the cloud she will be first then we will join her. She was a true born again spirit fill believer and you knew that by the life she lead and the love she had for the saints.
    Pastor Laura Miller and the Saints
    Journey CLGI

  12. Elder Laura Miller

    Hurdel family
    My love hugs and prayers are with you. I take comfort in knowing when Jesus comes back on the cloud she will be first then we will join her. She was a true born again spirit fill believer and you knew that by the life she lead and the love she had for the saints.
    Pastor Laura Miller and the Saints
    Journey CLGI

  13. Pastor Luther and Minister Keta McCaskill

    Mother Hurdle and Family,
    We are saddened to hear of your (our) loss. Please accept these condolences as a big hug from us. We love you and are praying with you for strength in this season. We will miss Ricketa, but not more than you. May the God of all comfort be there for you. The McCaskills

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