Ronnie Lewis Phipps

April 14, 1951 - January 24, 2022

04/14/1951 - 01/24/2022

Past Services

Friday January 28, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Friday January 28, 2022
3:00 pm

RICH SQUARE- Ronnie Lewis Phipps, age 70, of West Jackson Street, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022, at his home with his wife by his side.

Ronnie was born on April 14, 1951, to Edward Lewis and Anna Hodges Phipps in Ahoskie, North Carolina. Ronnie spent many years working at Resinall in Severn then Shell Furniture in Roanoke Rapids, and later spending twelve years as a salesman at Napa before retiring. He enjoyed coaching baseball, fishing and being a volunteer firefighter in Severn. Ronnie never met a stranger, had the kindest heart and was known for his quirky sense of humor. Ronnie was one-of-a-kind and will be missed by all who knew him.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his father, Edward Lewis Phipps and mother, Anna Inez Hodges Phipps.

Left to cherish Ronnie’s memory is his loving wife Betty, seven children, Jennifer (Jenna) Phipps of High Point, Ronnie (Melissa) Phipps II of Lexington, Candice Phipps of High Point, Jo Ann (Tim) Babb of Roanoke Rapids, Charles (Mary) Keeter of Wasilla, AK, Travis (Chrystal) Keeter of Emporia, and John (Karen) Keeter of Edenton; eighteen grandchildren, Meadow Anne Phipps, Madyson Pait, Zachary (Ali) Phipps, Nevaeh Phipps, Kaydence Phipps, Isaiah Shoffner, Trace Robinson, Matthew Babb, Krissy Babb, William (Jessica) Keeter, Ashley (Andrew) Keeter, Travis Wayne Keeter, Jr., Amber (Ryan) Aerni, Paula (Josh) Britt, Kevin Keeter, Stephen (Sydney) Keeter, Philip Keeter, and Sean Keeter; six great-granchildren, Ember Keeter, Archer Keeter, Ayden Keeter, Asher Keeter, Jaxon Keeter, and Kimber Aerni; sister, Faye Phipps (Joe) Jenkins of Milwaukee, NC; brother Keith (Cathy) Phipps of Aulander; brother-in-law John (Glenda) Morris; special niece Peggy (Teddy) Aston, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 28, 2022, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel, Rich Square, NC.

A celebration of life service will immediately follow visitation on Friday, January 28, 2022, at 3:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel, Rich Square, NC, with John Keeter officiating.

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

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Anthony Ziolkowski
2 years ago

Thank you Ronnie for welcoming me and my family to Rich Square..I will miss you

Anthony Ziolkowski
2 years ago

Ronnie you were truly a wonderful friend .I will miss our chats.Never a neighbor could ask for a better friend to have next door.Rest in peace.

Billy & Denna Dunning
2 years ago

We love and will miss you Uncle Ronnie. We had so much fun when you and Aunt Betty Lou came to visit. And I’ll never forget you bragging on my southern cooking. You always kept us laughing and smiling, you will be missed by all who knew you! Go rest high upon that mountain. ❤️✝️

Carol Joyner Dickson
2 years ago

Went to school with Ronnie for many years, he was always such a nice, respectful soul. God be with you Phipps family and RIP Ronnie…

Mike and Margaret Aston
2 years ago

Please know that the entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Wheeler Martin
2 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with all the family . May God give you strength and comfort at this difficult time.

Jackie Lee Bispo
2 years ago

RIP cousin. Heartfelt condolences to your family. I’m sure you will be forever missed. Now rejoice withe your lost loved ones and our Lord and Savior.

Julie Clark
2 years ago

Dear sweet Ronnie, I am so very blessed to know you and consider you my “brother”!!! I will cherish your friendship and love forever!!! ❤️✝️❤️