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Edward Michael Ryder

November 27, 2001 ~ March 19, 2022 (age 20)


Edward Michael Ryder "Eddie" aka "Monkey" of Mount Dora, Florida - a loving son, brother, grandson and so much more, was born in the city of Ocoee on November 27, 2001. He was called back to our Lord on March 19, 2022, at the young age of 20. He is survived by his parents, Velvette and Michael, his sister Esther, grandparents Maria, O'Neill and Michele, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.

Eddie's love language was quality time and words of affirmation. He was very close to his sister Esther as they shared a special bond since childhood - speaking nearly every day. He had a curious nature, took a genuine interest in others and loved to sit and talk about how their day went. He was a sweet, gentle, loving spirit and enjoyed being a "helper", assisting others in any way he could. He was also a joker who got a kick out of playing tricks and eagerly awaited a hilarious reaction.

Eddie loved trying all things new, such as; visiting different destinations, exploring restaurants and all types of theme parks and thrill rides. He enjoyed the serenity of the beach and appreciated all things pizza, including the "Chicago" deep dish he savored on one of many family vacations. He had a passion for luxury sports cars, and was an adamant "Apple over Android" guy.

Rest in peace Monkey ~ Mommy, Papi & Esther love you forever sweet boy - to the moon and beyond for infinity.

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Public Viewing
April 1, 2022

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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3329 E. Semoran Blvd.
Apopka, FL 32703

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