Rickey Lamar Bardwell, Sr. was born December 26, 1954, in Sylacauga, Alabama to the union of Rufus B. Bardwell, II and Mildred W. Bardwell. He was affectionately known as “K-9” by his family and friends.
Rickey accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and united with St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Sylacauga, Alabama. Rickey received his formal education in the Talladega County School System and graduated from B. B. Memorial High School.
Rickey's work ethics lead him to becoming a skillful roofer, he was a dedicated employee with Ellis Roofing Company and Standard Roofing Company in New Orleans, LA. Rickey worked the majority of his adulthood, until his retirement. In Rickey’s spare time he enjoyed entertaining his family and friends. He was well known throughout his travels.
Rickey departed this walk of life on March 11, 2022 under the care of Ascension St. Vincent Medical Center, Pell City, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Mildred Bardwell, son, Ricky A. Russell, stepdaughter, Sherre McCrimmon, four brothers, Rufus Bardwell, III, Hubbard Bardwell, Braxton Bardwell, Sr., and Fredrick Bardwell, and one sister, Lillian E. Bounds.
Rickey’s love will forever be cherished by two sons, Patrick Russell of Goodwater, AL and Rickey L. Bardwell, Jr. of New Orleans, LA; two daughters, Constance Slaughter of Sylacauga, AL; and Ric’Kera Bardwell of Pell City, AL; stepson, Kelvin McCrimmon of New Orleans, LA; one brother, Minister Melvin Bardwell, Sr. of New Orleans, LA; one sister, Gwendolyn (Zachary) Ellis of New Orleans, LA; four grandsons, Shannon G. Grant and Shandarous both of Sylacauga, AL, Michael McCrimmon and Dwight McCrimmon both of New Orleans, LA; two granddaughters, Da’Mahriq Bardwell of New Orleans, LA, and Madison J. Chapman of Tacoma, WA; three best friends, Brent Carter, Jerry Lewis, and Terry Hamilton, and a host of other relatives and friends.
“Love the life I live, Live the Life I Love, Just Me” - K-9
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