Richard “Ricky” Douglas Wilborn Sr. was born September 3, 1949 to James Wilborn Sr. and the late Bernice-Clark Croston in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ricky received his wings October 5, 2018. Preceded in death by mother, Bernice Clark-Croston; step-father, Milton Croston; step-mother, Delores Wilborn; one brother, James Wilborn, Jr.; and one sister, Verna Wilborn.
Ricky accepted JESUS CHRIST at an early age at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas. He later joined First Baptist, England, Ark. under the pastorage of his uncle, Rev. Lindsey Thomas Sr., where he was ordained as a deacon in 1976. In 1997, he united with St. John MB Church, 2601 Main Street, Little Rock, Ark. under the pastorage of Rev. Leonard Hawkins. In his later years, he attended Longley Baptist Church with his wife until his health declined.
Ricky and Barbara Johnson-Wilborn were blessed with four children, Richard Wilborn, Jr., Miller, Ga.; Eric Wilborn, Sr. (Verona) Chester, Va.; Brandis Wilborn-Hall (Patrick) Union City, Ga.; and Ricole Wilborn, Dallas, Texas; three grandsons, Eric Wilborn, Jr, Julian and Brennan Hall and one granddaughter, Auburn Wilborn, one brother, Clint Wilborn, Fairfield, Calif.; six sisters, Belva Parks (Dorthell) and Angela Croston, Little Rock, Ark.; Kathy Bankston (Kenneth), Mission Viejo, Calif.; Traylene Watson (Roger) and Gwendolyn Avery, both of Fairfield, Calif.; and Chandra Davis (Willie) of Las Vegas, Nev.; all who will cherish his memory along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Services: Friday, October 12, 2018 at Longley Baptist Church, 9900 Geyer Springs Road, LR, Ark., Pastor Dwight D. Townsend, Sr. Officiating; Rev. Gary Noble, Eulogist. Viewing: 8 a.m.; Home-going Celebration: 9 a.m.; Services provided by Superior Funeral Services, 5017 E. Broadway, NLR, Ark. (.501) 945-9922. Trudean Long Brown "Providing Services Your Family Deserves.
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