Ronnie Lee Barnette, 67, of Holly Ridge, passed away at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, of amyloidosis, a rare blood disease. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Edith Ray Barnette and Ervin Barnette.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 21, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial was in the New Light Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marie Davis Barnette; daughters, Rebecca Avery and husband Barry of Creedmoor, Rhonda Satterfield and husband Ron of Hampstead, Marcia Blackley of Creedmoor; grandchildren, Justin Avery, Emily Satterfield, Nicholas Satterfield and Lacey Blackley; a brother, Sherman Barnette and wife Fay of Durham, sisters; Alice Hensley and husband John of Graham; Marie Mabe and husband Richard of Elizabethtown; family friend, James Tilley of Raleigh; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.