Memorial Grows As Funeral Plans Announced for 6-Yr-Old Maddox Ritch

GASTONIA, N.C. – The family of six-year-old Maddox Ritch is preparing to lay the little boy to rest. Crews in Gastonia found his body in Long Creek Thursday after days of searching.

Sunday, David Burrell stopped by to add to a growing memorial outside Rankin Lake Park.

“When I went and told them that I was giving toys away in the office, I mean everybody was crying,” Burrell says.

A visitation for Maddox will be held this Thursday, October 4th at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville. It will be from 7:00-9:00pm.

And then Maddox’s funeral will be Friday morning October 5th at 11:00 in the chapel at the funeral home.

The burial will be private.