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Richard Kevin “Ricky” Cieslinski, 54, of Roanoke Rapids died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.


Ricky was born in Traverse City, Michigan, on August 2, 1965, the son of Gail Gray Cieslinski and the late David L. Cieslinski.

He moved to the Roanoke Rapids area in 1978, and had worked diligently in the family owned mobile home business before becoming an electrician.  

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  

Ricky was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. 

In addition to his father, Ricky was preceded in death by a nephew, Jonathan Cieslinski.

Survivors include his mother, Gail Cieslinski; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Katie Cieslinski; brothers, David Cieslinski and wife Jackie, Brian Cieslinski; sister, Theresa Cieslinski; grandchildren, Luke and Nora; nieces and nephews, Zack, Kaley, Amy and Carah Cieslinski; and his step-mother, Ann Harris.

Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 -  8:00 pm Friday, September 20, 2019 at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.

A memorial mass will be offered at 11:00 am Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Fr. Michael Butler presiding. Entombment will follow in the church columbarium.

Online condolences may be left at hockadayfs.com

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church, 115 E. 9th Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.