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Ronnie Ray Ricks

February 9, 1957 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Ronnie Ricks Obituary

“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!”

~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 NLT

 

Ronnie Ray Ricks was born in Severn, Northampton County, North Carolina, on February 9th, 1957, to the late Armelia Ricks Murrell and Joe Claude Woodley.

Under the loving care of his grandmother, Mary Branch Stephenson, Ronnie attended the public schools of Northampton County. At the tender age of 16, he relocated to Portsmouth, Virginia, with his mother and siblings. Ronnie was the eldest of seven children.

As life progressed, Ronnie found himself drawn back to his roots in Severn, North Carolina. Prior to his declining health, Ronnie pursued a career as a self-employed tradesman. He was a skilled carpenter and automobile mechanic, generously using his talents to bless others. Ronnie was truly one-of-a-kind; he embraced life to the fullest and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

On Friday, March 22, 2024, Ronnie peacefully departed this life while under the care of Northampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, North Carolina. He is now reunited with his parents, grandparents Mary B. Stephenson and William Ricks, siblings Milton 'Tony' Murrell, Michael Murrell, Malcolm Murrell, Boris Murrell, Lesia Murrell, Stacey Murrell, James Lewis, Shelia Woodley, and Brenda Woodley; as well as his special aunts and uncles, Joe Ricks, Thelma R. Williams, Robert Ricks, Joe Lloyd, Julia Lloyd Johnson, and James Lloyd.

Cherished memories of Ronnie will forever remain in the hearts of his son, Michael 'Spike' Vinson, Sr.; step-son, Andre; two grandchildren, Michael Vinson, Jr., and Quanisha Smith; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Janette Woodley Grant of Conway, North Carolina; step-father, Milton Murrell of South Carolina; one uncle, James Ricks of Sedley, Virginia; one aunt, Judy Person Lloyd of Pendleton, North Carolina; one sister-in-law, Cheryl Davis-Elliott; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

 

Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Ricks' tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family. 

 

The Caring Team of T. L. Faison's Funeral Care, LLC is privileged to provide

"Professional Care, With Dignity & Integrity" 

to the family of Mr. Ronnie Ray Ricks.

We ask that you unite with us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

 

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
March 28, 2024

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876
 

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Graveside Service
Friday
March 29, 2024

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church - Severn
HWY 35
Severn, NC 27877

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