Jamey Rider

Obituary of Jamey Matthew Rider

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On February 10, 1973, Jesse and Veretta Rider welcomed their fourth child, a beautiful baby boy they named

Jamey Matthew.

At an early age, Jamey professed Christ as his personal Savior, uniting with St. James Baptist Church and later with College Hill Baptist Church, Tyler. Jamey was always a spiritual child who loved learning about the Bible and the Lord. He accepted his call into the ministry and preached his first sermon at 18. He was later ordained in 1994. He officiated his sister Tonia's marriage to Kenneth at age 20.

Jamey received his formal education in Tyler ISD, attending Orr Elementary, Boulter Middle School,John Tyler High School, and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1991. His love for computers led him to study Computer Science in his undergraduate studies. He received an associate's degree from Tyler Jr. College and continued his undergraduate studies at Prairie View A&M University. While at Prairie View, he joined Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc. He was a chaplain for the Baptist Student Movement, taught multiple bible studies, and cultivated lifelong friendships. He was recognized as the Most Outstanding Computer Scientist in the College of Engineering and Architecture. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Prairie View A&M University in 1997. Jamey also completed an internship at Georgia Tech and studied at Carnegie Mellon.

At Prairie View A&M University, he met the love of his life, Tiffanie Hart, at a bible study he was teaching in 1994. They later became best friends and married on January 2, 1999. They moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa from 1999-2003 on a job assignment. They enjoyed traveling when they could and took lots of weekend getaways. Job opportunities brought them back to Texas. In 2006, they had their first son, Caleb, and second son Daniel, in 2007, who became the joys of their life. Through the years, they attended a few churches where they were church leaders and taught the word of God.

Martial arts had been a part of Jamey's life since childhood. He studied Goju-ryu, kickboxing, Krav Maga, swords, and Brazilian Jiujitsu, and in recent years, he received his black belt in Taekwondo. He loved speaking and competing in Toastmasters, where he won several contests., Jamey was also an avid reader and owned hundreds of books. He loved reading various books and taking courses to enhance his career.

Jamey had a big personality, loved the Lord, his wife, children, and his family, and impacted people's lives. At the time of his transition, he was employed with Lockheed Martin, assisted in teaching a Bible study group for parents of children with special needs, and took Brazilian Jiujitsu when he could. He had recently been accepted into a doctoral program at SMU and was currently enrolled in preaching courses at East Texas Baptist Seminary.

Jamey received a promotion to heaven and joined his sister, Natalie Hartense Rider Johnson, on January 7, 2024. He is preceded by his loving wife of 25 years, Tiffanie, and his sons, Caleb and Daniel; his loving parents, Jesse and Veretta Rider, sister Tonia Bickham (Kenneth), nephew KJ; his brother Jesse Rider II (Ariss), niece Jesai and nephew Kendall, niece Cierra Alexis Johnson, and a host of family members and friends.

"Well done thy good and faithful servant" Matthew 25:21





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Visitation (MASK REQUIRED)

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, January 12, 2024
Black and Clark Funeral Home
2517 East Illinois Ave.
Dallas, Texas, United States

Funeral Services (MASK OPTIONAL)

11:00 am
Saturday, January 13, 2024
Stonebriar Community Church
4801 Legendary Drive
Frisco, Texas, United States
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1973 - 2024

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