Ronnie Lester Fitzgerald passed away on Monday, May 01, 2023, at the age of 78 in Memphis, Tennessee. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 9:00am-11:00am, followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00am at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 290 Goodman Road East, Southaven, MS, 38671, Interment will follow at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road, Memphis, TN, 38125 at 2:00pm.
He was born on June 11, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee to Roy and Louise Fitzgerald. As a United States Airforce retiree and insulator at local union 90 retiree, Ronnie was described as a firm, blunt, outspoken person who always had good intentions. He loved to make people laugh and smile. He enjoyed swimming and grilling anytime on any day, especially on the 4th of July. He was a wonderful father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend.
Ronnie leaves behind his daughter Mary Mills (Kenneth Mills) & Rhonda West, Grandchildren; Anthony Newman, Dalton LaGasse, Mackenzie Forsythe, Jordan LaGasse, Briana West, Mason Butler, Caleb Arnold, Jonathan Mills, Gabby Mills, Great Grandchild; Alana Butler, Nephew; Joseph Dowdy, Niece; Ayla Reynolds.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife; Barbara Fitzgerald & parents, Roy, and Louise Fitzgerald.
Carese Rice saysMay 11, 2023 at 3:26 pm
Haven’t seen Ronnie in awhile he is my cousin, and my sister’s brother Donna Sherrie Fitzgerald, We All had a crazy up bringing we were all over the place, emotionally and location wise. Ronnie was always good to me and Sherrie. I loved his smile and sense of humor! He would make all of us laugh. His brother Jerry and he were quite the characters, once you met them you never forgot who they were. He is in heaven will all the loved ones that have gone before him. I know his brother Jerry, his sister Sherrie and my sister Sheila, his mother Louise, and his father Pete and my father Lester Tubbs whom he was named after were all at the gates and were so happy to see him arrive. Love to all his family and wish you all the best.