Royce Michael Malpass

February 11, 1977 - March 16, 2021
Royce Michael Malpass


Royce Michael Malpass, 44, of Leland passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Royce was born in Whiteville, February 11, 1977. He was the late grandson of Ada and Corbett Simmons and Thomas and June Malpass. His passion was playing his guitar with friends and his little brother, Tommy.

Surviving are his daughter, Kayla Malpass, and parents, Wilma (Lee) Cartrette (Tony) and Thomas Malpass (Frances); sister, Tonya Malpass; two special nieces, Caaliyah and Caamiyah Street; brother, Tommy Malpass; stepbrothers, TJ Cartrette (Joy) and Michael Cartrette; stepsister, Crystal Henderson (Jeremy); and lots of friends and cousins, including special cousins, Danny McLean, Leon Malpass, Dale Malpass and Ronnie Malpass.

A visitation will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 12 Noon to 2:00 pm with a funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403.

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  • March 18, 2021
    Shannon, Terrie and Teagan lit a candle:
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  • March 19, 2021
    Denise Malpass says:
    Royce u will always be missed.... growing up u was always like my big brother to me. I will never forget the crazy things u and leon use to do to me from scaring me to death to trying to convince me to go see the ninja turtles in the sewar drain... I love u and u will truly be missed I know ur probably up there with ur guitar rocking out with my daddy.. fly high big cousin love u

  • March 19, 2021
    Denise Malpass says:
    Royce u will be missed... growing up u was always like my big brother. I will never forget the crazy things u and leon use to always do 2 me. From scaring me to death. To trying to convince me to go see the ninja turtles in the sewar drain.. I love u and I will always miss u.. I know ur up there rock out with ur guitar and my daddy... fly high big cousin.........

  • March 19, 2021
    Denise Malpass says:
    Royce was always my big cousin... growing up he was like another brother to me. I remember the crazy things you and Leon use to always do 2 me. From scaring the crop out of me to trying to convince me to go see the ninja turtles in the sewar drain..... I love u and I know u will fly high... I better ur up there playing ur guitar with my daddy... rip royce malpass

  • March 19, 2021
    Keith Karpinsky says:
    I send my thoughts and prayers to the Malpass family and friends. Royce was truly a good soul and will be missed by many.