Richard Louis Ferris, age 77, of Lilburn Georgia passed away on Wednesday May 4, 2016. He is preceded in death by his brother Norman Pyett and his sister Annette Brautigan. He is survived by his wife Vicki Ferris, daughters Melissa Wilson, Natalie Ferris her husband Calvin Wilson, Christine "Scooter" Ferris , grandchildren Jessica Wilson, Richard Wilson, Faith Watson, Joshua Ferris, Loren Grissom, Elin Roland, AnnMarie Roland , Kristine Roland, great grandchildren Dylan Wilson, Bryce Wilson, Joshua Ferris, Isabelle Ferris, David Ferris and Jalyn Cody.Richard was a retired Marine with 20 years of service to this great country. A 40 year resident of Lilburn and was very active in the community. He had a very talented eye for photography and captured many amazing images along with many unforgettable memories. His fantastic woodworking talents only paled in comparison to the wizard he was at computers. The absence of his compassion, ever listening ear and generosity will leave a terrible void not only in our community but also in our hearts. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 5373 Wydella Rd. Lilburn, GA. The family with gather for a Rosary at 10:30am before the service. Interment will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the St. Stephen the Martyr Building Fund. You may contact the church at 770-381-4788 for any help you need. Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. I am so fortunate that I had the opportunity to know and work with Richard. He was always a joy to be around. He always had a smile on his face and he loved to talk about his family. Always optimistic, friendly, kind, and always there for the Lilburn Community. The City of Lilburn has lost a friend and devoted citizen. He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his wonderful family. Thank You for sharing him with us!

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Ferris but I count his daughter Christine as one of my closest friends. If you can know someone through his family then I know he was a wonderful man and he will be missed dearly.

  3. Richard touched the hearts of so many people. The Umbarger family was so blessed to know him and we certainly did love him. He was a lifeline to my husband while he was in his final years and helped us in so many ways after Biff passed. They were prayer group partners and I know they are now ” grouping” in heaven and praying for all of us.
    When remembering Richard, I clearly hear his words: “LIFE IS GOOD–GOD IS GREAT”. He will live in our hearts forever. I give thanks to Vicki and family for sharing him with us. May God bless and sustain you through this difficult time.
    Sharon Umbarger and Family

  4. We knew Richard only a few short years,a Marine and a gentle soul. Rest in Peace
    Semper Fi
    Larry and Terri Jannett

  5. RIP Dick, I enjoyed every visit when you came north. Prayers to Vickie and the family!

  6. One of the greatest men I have ever known. Lived his life with dignity and love. My prayers are with his beautiful family.

  7. Our condolences to the family of a GREAT man, marine and friend; Richard

  8. Richard was my 4th Cousin and related to the Yoho family through his mother Naomi Yoho. He had a great interest in Yoho genealogy and history and was one of four of our small group who spent years collecting information for our database and Yoho Webpage. We also shared many emails about other things and I will truly miss his perspectives on life and everything interesting. His wife Vickie lived only 4 houses from my family home in Moundsville, WV. My sincere condolences to his family.

  9. Always my role model and the best grandfather a girl could ask for. You will be miss greatly, love you so much.

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