Ronald “Ronnie” Dale Faulkner

Ronald “Ronnie” Dale Faulkner

September 5, 1958 – March 6, 2022

WENDELL – Ronald “Ronnie” Dale Faulkner, 63, went home to be with his Lord and Savior and his beautiful wife, Jennene “Aunt Nene” Faulkner. He is a native of Granville County but considered Johnston County to be his home. He was the oldest child of the late Charles Faulkner and Gladys Turner Faulkner, formerly of Butner.

September 5, 1987, Ronnie married his best friend, “Aunt Nene.” They married on his birthday so he would never forget his Wedding Anniversary. They grew up working tobacco together and in his own words “could not stand each other but ain’t it funny how things work out.” Ronnie and Jennene were two peas in a pod and like any marriage had their good times and bad times but the good always outweighed the bad. He was so grateful to have such a kind and loving woman care for him for the 32 years they were married until her ultimate passing in October of 2019. Although Ronnie was a “real piece of work,” he loved Jennene with all his being; he was devastated and heart broken by the loss of the love of his life.

He was a devoted member of Baptist Tabernacle Church where he served in multiple capacities including Brotherhood Chairman, Deacon, Missions Team Member, Choir Member, Old Time Spirit Quartet Member and BTC Community “Uncle Ronnie.” He was always willing to do whatever was needed when asked of him. Ronnie worked as a Mail Room Clerk for the N.C. State Department of Corrections for 30 years before his retirement in June of 2007. In retirement, he worked part-time as a Funeral Service Associate for Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

Ronnie never met a stranger, always going out of his way to spark a conversation to get to know you. He had a special talent for being a cut-up and making everyone around him laugh. Truly lighting up the room and if you are a part of the many who have been on the receiving end of his humor, know that you were privileged and highly favored by Ronnie. He leaves us with great memories and moments that we will cherish in our hearts forever.

He is survived by his brothers, Charles Ray Faulkner (Joni) and Sidney Stephen Faulkner (Teresa); nieces and nephews, Hannah, Brittany, Matt and Steven; great niece, Aubrie; aunts, Brenda Narron (Jerry), Elaine Barham (Julian), Sally Posch, Addie Batten and Linda Johnson; brother-in-law, Jamy Wheeler (Kathy), sister-in-law, Renee Driver and his special friend and caretaker, Clarice Peterson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made to Baptist Tabernacle Church, 1599 NC-231, Wendell, NC 27591.

A Funeral Service to Celebrate Ronnie’s Homegoing will be held, Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 2:00 pm at Baptist Tabernacle Church. Visitation will be held from 12:30pm – 1:45pm, prior to the service. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.


  • Worth & Gail Brown Posted March 6, 2022 5:16 pm

    Prayers for his family. Ronnie was a sweet and dear friend. He never met a stranger. Love to sing. He has gone on to be with his loving wife and family members who are celebrating his homecoming in Heaven today..

  • Members of Antioch Baptist Church Posted March 6, 2022 5:18 pm

    Prayers to his family.

  • Seniors of Antioch Baptist Church Posted March 6, 2022 5:21 pm

    He was a dear friend of Antioch church families. He will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him.

  • Doris Martin Posted March 6, 2022 5:25 pm

    I worked with Ronnie at Department of Correction. We had a lot of good talks. He was a very Special person. I know the Family will miss him.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless.

  • Raymond & Sue Henley Posted March 6, 2022 9:54 pm

    We know you have the angels laughing! RIP you special man who made our life better just knowing you

  • Betty Harris Posted March 7, 2022 1:56 am

    As you all know, I was one of the lucky ones that knew Ronnie his entire life. He brought so much joy and laughter to my life and I loved him like a brother and I can assure you all that there will never be another Ronnie. Ronnie had a nickname for everyone. He always called me “baby girl”, I don’t know why because I was much older than he was. He could always bring a smile to my face. He was loved by all who knew him and I am going to miss him, his singing, and his laughter and him calling me “baby girl”. He fought a good fight, but I think God needed some laughter in heaven, so he took our Ronnie. Until we meet in the other side, I love you!

  • Carolyn Jones Posted March 7, 2022 8:39 am

    Rest in Peace Ronnie. You always kept us laughing at the 23q1 ballpark back in the day. You helped Greg Batten take on and start the girls ball team when I was only a teen. God Bless You and I will always remember you.

  • Grace Knox Posted March 7, 2022 9:02 am

    Ronnie was a great friend. Always loved being around him always had a joke or something comical to say. He will be missed. Thanks to my sister Clarice Peterson for taking care of him after Jenenne pasted away. They were a great team together. RIP Ronnie. You fought the good fight.

  • Robert and Pam Earp Posted March 7, 2022 9:25 am

    We have both known Ronnie for many years. Ronnie had the biggest heart and made such a big impact on everyone’s lives that knew him. We will truly miss him . RIP our brother. Until we see you again. God Bless

  • Jeany O’Neal Posted March 7, 2022 10:10 am

    Our world will never be the same, but we know you are so happy to be home in heaven with Aunt Nene and all your loved ones. We will miss you everyday until we see you again one day. Love and hugs to all the family in the loss of this beautiful soul.

  • Teri Murphy Posted March 7, 2022 4:40 pm

    I grew up on 22nd St. In Butner. The Bowman kids always played with the Faulkner Kids in Piedmont Village. Ronnie used to tease me about having a crush on his Buddy Scott Coclough. Hated the teasing but loved his laughter and how he enjoyed annoying me. Rest in Paradise My Ole Friend!

  • Jesse and Kathy Askew Posted March 7, 2022 6:32 pm

    Uncle Ronnie was a special man to us and will be missed. One day we will meet again. Prayers lifted for the entire family.

  • Rev. Ashley Bailey Posted March 8, 2022 9:37 am

    Dear Hannah and Ronnies family I am truly sorry for your loss. I have known Ronnie since the late sixties. He was truly a cut up and a great friend. Please remember the Christians never die. They just change addresses. We are praying for you.

  • Stephanie Edwards Swope Posted March 9, 2022 7:02 am

    Please accept our sincere condolences. Praying for God’s strength during this difficult time. John and Stephanie Swope

  • Frankie Pulley Posted March 9, 2022 8:15 am

    I’ve been friends with Ronnie since I played little league baseball. We always had rival games

  • Frankie Pulley Posted March 9, 2022 8:18 am

    We always had rival baseball games with Corinth Holders. Many lasting friendships were formed back then. Ronnie was one of the best. He did love his Lord and Savior so that gives me peace knowing where he is at right now.

  • Tammy Blinson Posted March 9, 2022 1:21 pm

    Ronnie you will be missed. I will never forget the time that I met you at the Relay for Life. I actually had my daughters with me and they danced with you and your wife recorded it to send into America’s Most Funniest Videos. come to think you and my daughters always danced there.

  • Tammy Pearce Augsburger Posted March 10, 2022 3:05 am

    My condolences to the family in the passing of Ronnie. I only knew him as an umpire for various softball events that my late husband and children participated in. He was always the field character. Prayers.

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