Ida Marie Black Ryder, 61, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs.

She was born March 24, 1961, in Bath County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Vestia Palmer Black and Lucille Marie Pritt Black.

Ida was the manager of the shooting club for the Omni Resort Hotel. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed fishing, gardening, and working in her yard. She loved to go to yard sales. Her biggest joy was her grandchildren. She was a 1979 graduate of Bath County High School.

She is survived by a daughter, Allyson Brooke Ryder of Hot Springs; four grandchildren, Bryson, Kinlee, Addie and Torren; two brothers, David Black and wife Kathy of Covington, Virginia, Billy Black and wife Tammy of Roanoke, Virginia; a sister, Linda Woodzell and Fiancé Charlie Sybenstricker of Hot Springs; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends David Judah, Deb Mills and Tracey Doyle; mother-in-law & father-in-law, Jenny Martin & Lonnie Martin.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Brown, and a brother, Palmer Black.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 24, 2022, at Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church with Reverend Sang Lee officiating.

Friends may call anytime from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the home of Linda Woodzell on 68 Triple Oak Lane, Hot Springs.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to her grandchildren.



  1. Fly high my friend you will be missed greatlyaà

  2. Prayers, sorry to hear of your loss.

  3. Very sweet lady!!! Prayers for her family and her Omni co-workers during this difficult time

    • I’m sorry for your loss god bless you all praying for you all

    • Ida was wonderful and always offered a warm welcome at the club. I will miss her horribly.

    • Knew Ida for many years met her thru my husband. We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with her family and her friends firing this time of loss.

      • Knew Ida for many years met her thru my husband. We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with her family and her friends.

    • Knew Ida for many years met her thru my husband. We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with her family and her friends durng this time of loss.

  4. I loved working with Ida “back in the day” when she was in the mail room at The Homestead. She always made a trip to the mailroom a little more pleasant!! She will be missed! Prayers for comfort and peace for her family and coworkers!

    • Linda my prayers are with you. I sure will miss that crazy Ida. If you need anything let me know.

  5. Words cannot express how much I’m going to miss you. I love you beyond what time can hold. When its my time, please come get me and we will set off on some amazing adventures again. God bless you and keep you safe in his arms. Your friend, Dix.

  6. So Sorry to hear this news. I first met Ida as a guest at The Homestead and became a member of the shooting club where we were always greeted by a friendly smile and engaging conversation! She was a true joy to be around and always made our trips to Hot Springs a great experience. It was clear she loved her family and her grandchildren as she talked about them EVERY TIME I saw her! She will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with her friends and family.

  7. Rest In Peace Ida. We always enjoyed talking to you and appreciated your expert service. You will be missed by many. Love to your family. May they find comfort and peace.

  8. We were friends with Ida for many years. She will be missed by so many people who had the pleasure of working with her over the years. May God watch over her family and friends at this difficult time and bring them comfort and peace.

  9. Fly high my friend you will be greatly missed my condolences to the family

  10. It was very sad for her passing away I still cry about it

    I’m her grandson Bryson


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