Courtney Allen Ridgedell

  • Born: July 18, 1981
  • Died: November 11, 2021
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Courtney Allen Ridgedell (age 40), beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
Courtney's family meant the world to her. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Fletcher Ridgedell, and her three sons Tyler (age 12), Ryan (age 10), and Kyle (age 5). Courtney is also survived by her parents, Wayne and Jennifer Allen, brother and sister-in-law, Brandon and Jacqueline Allen, several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Courtney was a compassionate spirit whose passion was caring for others. She was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Nursing. She began her career as a registered nurse at Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, but she soon found her second passion, teaching. Courtney worked in the education department at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA.
When Courtney wasn't teaching, you could find her on a ball field watching and many times coaching one of her three boys. Courtney played fast pitch softball in high school and college and never lost her love for the sport.
Visitation will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, LA on Monday, November 15, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 am. A funeral service will begin at 11:00, conducted by Reverend Drew Sutton, Sr. Pastor at First United Methodist Church, where Courtney was a lifetime member. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in her name to the Autism Research Institute ( ) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Monday, November 15, 2021 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

A Funeral Service will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home - Hammond on Monday at 11:00 am.

Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Hammond, Louisiana.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

What a tragic loss for your family and community. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Posted by Mary Wingo Kirby - Helena, AL - Friend   November 16, 2021

I am so sorry, prayers for all.

Posted by Nadine Lagarde - Amite, LA - Family Friend   November 16, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Courtney was an awesome teammate too. I haven't seen her for years but thanks for Facebook I have been able to keep up with her joys in life her boys. Our prayers are with you make your mama proud! Love, Monica (DeSilva Kelsey)

Posted by Monica Kelsey - Nashville, TN - Friend   November 15, 2021

Donna and I are so sorry for your loss. You and Courtney's family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tom & Donna Faust - MARIETTA, GA - Family Friend   November 15, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to Courtney's family and friends. Wayne and Jennifer we are shocked and saddened by your beautiful daughter's death at such a young age. May you all be comforted by your memories of her.

Posted by Georgianne Poteet - Hammond, LA - Neighbor   November 15, 2021

My deepest condolences to Courtney's family. She was one-of-a-kind. Nothing will ever extinguish her eternal flame for her beloved husband, family, and her sweet boys. Her dedication to her children and autism research inspired me to be a better person, mom, and teacher. Rest, sweet girl. Your legacy will live on forever.

Posted by Jessica McAllister - Ponchatoula, LA - Friend   November 15, 2021

I am so saddened by the death of Courtney. Such a beautiful child and woman. I can remember her sweet smile in church. She was so sweet and beautiful. I am so sorry.

Posted by Artie Fellom Gautier - Amite, LA - Friend   November 14, 2021

Our thoughts & prayers are with the Ridgedell & Allen families.
God bless all of you.
Stormy & Denise Lee

Posted by Denise Lee - Hammond, LA   November 14, 2021

I remember when I first met Courtney and how proud you was in your future marriage. She was always so caring and kind and yes your was soulmate. I am so sad and my prayers and sincere sympathy my prayers will continue for you and yours awesome family

Posted by Donnie Neal - Atlana, GA - Family Friend   November 14, 2021

Heaven has gained an angel. Courtney you will be deeply missed.With deepest sympathy our prayers are with you and your family. Love Shimetha Denmark and Family❤

Posted by Shimetha Denmark - Hammond, LA - Friend   November 14, 2021

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know there are no words for the pain. Prayers for strength and peace. Sincerely, Perret family

Posted by Theresa and Chris Perret - Covington, LA - Friend   November 14, 2021

Sending love and my sincerest sympathy to the Ridgedell and Allen family!

Posted by Christina Perret - Hammond, LA - Acquaintance   November 14, 2021

My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time.❤

Posted by Shirell Robinson Jackson - Hammond, LA - Classmate   November 13, 2021

It was a blessing to know Courtney through church and see what a beautiful person she was. She was devoted to her family and passionate about her career. My heart is broken for all her family and especially her sweet boys who were blessed with such a wonderful mom. May the Lord grant the Fletcher and Allen family peace and comfort.

Posted by Nancy Williams - Hammond, LA - Friend   November 13, 2021

So very sorry for your family's loss! She was so pretty! Praying for Fletcher and their three boys! They will miss her terribly!

Posted by Cindy Ratliff - Loranger, LA   November 13, 2021