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Ralph Eley, III

Ralph Eley III of Kinston, NC who grew up in Chesterfield, VA went to be with the Lord on July 9,2021.He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph Eley Jr. and Alice Hagan Eley, as well as, his beloved son Ralph Eley IV.

To those who knew him, he had an undefinable charisma and was the salt of this good earth. He was loved by many of his wonderful friends in Virginia and North Carolina. Left with many great memories is his only brother David H. Eley.

A graveside service will be held at Holly Lawn Cemetery in Suffolk, Va. on Thursday, July 29 at 11:30 AM. Immediately following the service, all are invited to RW Baker Funeral Home Constantia House in Suffolk for food, fellowship and a celebration of Ralph’s life.

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Ralph and I have been close friends since middle school.We had a lot of good times together that will have lasting memories for me. Ralph was also the best man in my wedding some 43 years ago. Over the more recent years he's been more like a brother to me than a friend. Will miss him greatly.

Tommy Cook Jul 26 2021 8:16 AM

So sorry to hear aboit Rslph. He was a dear friend to my brother Louis and will be sorely missed. Hugs and prayers to David.

Anne DuVal Edge Jul 24 2021 2:58 AM

So sorry to hear about Ralphs passing. Ralph was an old friend and work colleague. I have so many found memories of Ralph. We both drove for Estes Trucking out of Jacksonville, NC. Ralph, Jerry and I were like brothers. Jerry passed away almost a year ago. My condolences to the family.

Charles Packer Sr. Jul 22 2021 8:59 PM

I'm shocked and deeply saddened to read Ralph's obituary. He and David are far too young for death. I'm running out of cousins. My family is dwindling, and I miss them all. I miss his parents, Eli and Alice, and his paternal grandparents Mary and Ralph. I will keep David and Dawn in my prayers.

Holt Livesay Jul 20 2021 7:40 PM