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Donnie Wilson Rippy was born on August 5, 1996 in Cincinnati, OH. He was the son of Ralph and Gwendolyn Boozier Rippy.  Donnie transitioned from his earthly home on Sunday; June 10, 2018 at University Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Donnie was educated in the Gaston County School System and attended the early program at Gaston College to obtain his GED.  He was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Gastonia, North Carolina.  Donnie loved playing video games, basketball and reading and writing.  His goal was to enter the United States Air Force and fly airplanes. 

His memories shall forever be cherished by his parents: Ralph and Gwendolyn Boozier Rippy of Gastonia, North Carolina and his brothers and sisters: Steven Rippy, Tiffany Rippy, Ayana Rippy and Ashley Rippy all of Charlotte, North Carolina; Chuckeya Rippy and Juanisha Rippy both of Louisville, Kentucky; Keyairra Rippy, Ralchelle Williams, Montonya Boozier and Antwan Boozier all of Gastonia, North Carolina and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral: Saturday; June 23, 2018: 1:00 p.m.; Mt. Calvary Baptist Church-408 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia

Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the church

Interment: Armstrong Cemetery, Gastonia
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  • Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    Please accept my sincere regrets for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Death is never an easy thing to have to deal with, even Jesus himself wept when his friend Lazarus feel asleep in death and he knew he could resurrect him. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more, this is especially comforting since we know this scripture has to be referring to the earth because these things don't exist in heaven. Please go to website for any questions you may have.
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC
  • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    Accept our heartfelt sympathy in your recent loss. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Nahum 1:7 Which reads: “Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Yes, our loving God is there for us if we allow him to help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez