Rickey Steven Warren

May 4, 1952 - August 19, 2023
Rickey Steven Warren

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Born on May 4, 1952,  Rickey took the hand of Jesus as it slipped from mine on the early morning of August 19, 2023.  He was a faithful husband, loving dad, brother, peepaw, uncle and friend.

Rickey is preceded in death by his mom Joan, dad Robert and his daughter Heather.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Bobbie Jean, daughter Candace, son John M. Benton, brother Brett (Betty), grands Adam, Timothy, Emerson and Christian. He is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Rickey was “one with nature” being passionate about anything outdoors, especially his yard and garden. He couldn’t have enough dogs or guns!

He retired from Food Lion, and spent many years as a Market Manager working for various companies. Fastest butcher ever!

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Rickey and Bobbie Jeans’ home church, First Apostolic Church of Southport, 309 W. West Street Southport, NC 28461, on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Officiated by Rev. Vernon D. Kelly, Pastor.

Special recognition to all the praying saints of the living God and all the staff at Novant Medical Center, Bolivia, NC.

In support of Pediatric Cancer Research, please consider donations in Rickey’ s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

Please leave condolences for the family on Rickey’s Tribute Wall at www.wilmingtoncares.com


Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on September 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM at First Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ (390 W. West St, Southport, NC 28461)

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  • August 27, 2023
    Katherine Neville says:
    Troy and I were saddened to hear of Ricky passing. My prayer is that our Lord Jesus will comfort you, bring you peace and flood you with great memories. Much love sent your way.

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