Ronald Linwood Suggs, age 85, of the Beaver Dam Community and Ocean Isle Beach, NC, passed away at New Hanover Regional Hospital on January 2, 2021. He was born on September 28, 1935 in New Hanover, NC to the late Willie R. Suggs, Sr and Mary Alma Hardee. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife and mother of his children; Carolyn Hess Suggs, twin brother; Donald G. Suggs, sisters; Frances S. Holt and Opal S. Early, niece Lori Daddona and his beautiful golden retriever, "Kody Scout Suggs."
There will be a Celebration of Life service conducted in the chapel of McKenzie Mortuary at 11 am on Monday, January 11, 2021, by Dr. Terry Hunt, Pastor at Whiteville United Methodist Church. There will also be a graveside service at 2:30 pm, at Oleander Memorial Garden at Bradley Creek, Wilmington, NC
He is survived by two siblings; Janice JoAnn Chestnut of Wilmington, NC, and Willy R Suggs, Jr. (Mary) of North Charleston, SC, his daughter; Bonnie S. Greenlee (Bryan) of Norman, Oklahoma, a son; Donald G. Suggs of Denton, TX. Grandchildren; Stefanie G. Uricchio (Shaun) of Fort Hood, TX and their son Rylan Muscianese. Kacey D. Greenlee and her Fiance David Mielnik of Parris Island, SC. and Kyleigh Suggs of Austin, TX. One great grandchild; Rylan Muscianese. Ronald leaves several nieces and nephews, all loved by him. He also leaves a dear friend - Leon West of Wilmington, NC.
Ronald also is survived by his present Wife Ann Ward Suggs and her two children, Alan Ward Monteath of Fayetteville, NC, his son Riley Monteath of Wilmington, NC, Kendra Ann Johnson and her daughter Kalea Ann Johnson of Greensboro, NC
Ronald was a member of Whiteville United Methodist Church. He was previously a member at Oleander United Methodist, Wilmington, NC where he was chosen Lay Leader of the church for a year, sang in the Choir and Church Quartet and occasionally played Banjo along with Guitars for special music events. He held many areas of leadership in the church; Chair of Church Council, PPR and also assisted on overseeing the new building recreational hall. Through the years also keeping up the church in many avenues. He also participated in some jobs with WARM (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry). Ron was a Master Plumber with Suggs and Johnson Plumbing and later employed for years with Daniel's Construction Company in a supervisory role at Dupont - Wilmington plant. He was also a member of the American Camellia Society.
"He had no enemies. Everyone loved him. He was a patient person and loved his Family. He showed no anger and was a calm, good person. He was a man of God."
Memorial gifts can be made to Whiteville United Methodist Church, 902 Pinkney Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
The family wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone for their kindnesses shown during their time of loss.
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