Charles Vandy Cullipher

May 7, 1966 - January 20, 2020

05/07/1966 - 01/20/2020

Past Services

Wednesday January 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Thursday January 23, 2020
11:00 am
Bethany Baptist Church
736 Bethany Church Road
Colerain, NC 27924

COLERAIN, NC – Charles Vandy Cullipher, age 53, lost a long battle with cancer on January 20, 2020 at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.

Mr. Cullipher was born in Hertford County, NC, on May 7, 1966, a son of Charlie Henry and Bettie Sue Lewis Cullipher. Charles worked as a Heavy Diesel Mechanic for Kinder Morgan of Hertford in Winton, NC. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. Charles was an avid Carolina Tarheel and Redskins fan. He enjoyed supporting and being a member of the Perrytown Volunteer Fire Department, but above everything else, Charles loved his family, supporting his children and especially his grandchildren in all their endeavors, especially sports.

Along with his parents, left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife, Mary Ellen Fairless Cullipher, two daughters, Brittany Harrell of Colerain, NC, Brandice Kaitlyn Cullipher of Windsor, NC, a son, Bryce Vandy Cullipher of Colerain, NC; a granddaughter, Shelby Elizabeth Walker of Colerain, NC; three grandsons, Jaxson Wilkins Harrell of Colerain, NC, Alex Vandy Cullipher of Colerain, NC, and Gavin Allen Hoggard of Windsor, NC; two brothers, Eric Cullipher and wife Jennifer of Grimesland, NC, and Darren Cullipher and wife, Jennifer of Ridgeland, MS; and special friends, Melvin and Heather Hinchey, and Lee Hinchey of Colerain, NC.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Bethany Baptist Church, with Rev. Tommy Tripp and Rev. Ricardo Hardison, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made directly to the McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, 930 A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834; or you may donate online by clicking here ; the Service League Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC, 27834; or you may donate online by clicking here  ; or to the Perrytown Volunteer Fire Department, 850 Perrytown Road, Colerain, NC, 27924;  or you may donate online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Cullipher family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Jim Wright
4 years ago

Sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Sandy Lowe
4 years ago

I want to say my prayers and thoughts goes out to Bettie Sue,Mr Charles,Eric, and Darren and Charles’s wife and family I went to school with Charles from 1st grade until 12 grade at Lawernce Academy and he was my buddy Charles’s mother Bettie Sue and my Dad grew up together and it was like Charles and I have known each other for ever. God’s Speed to you all!!!

Susan Gardner
4 years ago

Cullipher Family
I would like to express my deepest sympathy on the passing of Charles. I learned of his illness a few years ago from a close family friend who was also battling cancer. Charles and I were classmates at Lawrence Academy, class of 1984. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jamie Tinkham
4 years ago

Charles was a great guy who always tried to help someone in any way he could. My deepest prayers go out for the family. Charles was a great friend, co-worker for 18 years with me and he will be truly missed. Sorry for your loss of a Great Man !

Leslie Futrell
4 years ago

To the family of Charles Cullipher my deepest sympathy and my heartfelt prayers are with you all as you lay your loved one to rest. Charles was a really good person and he was the type of guy who told you how he felt but not only that he showed his love for others. I loved him because he was compassionate and he wasn’t ashamed or afraid to show his emotions in front of others. He was a genuine individual and I will truly miss him.

Lavern Rankins and Randy Rankins
4 years ago

Sorry for your loss he just like a friend and brother to the family.

Andrea DeLeon
4 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for strength and peace in the days to come go out to all family and friends. RIP Charles.

Evon Leary
4 years ago

To the Culliphers:, No words can express the pain that has come your way, but just know that God makes no mistakes. Charles you will be deeply missed by many. Thank you and your family for sharing your world along with your kindness toward the Leary family. Sincerely Yours, Ms. Doris Leary & family.

Evon Leary
4 years ago

Friends For Life.

Louis Roulhac
4 years ago

Charles we say goodbye and well done. We had a good time growing up and working on the farm.