Ronald Errol Lett, affectionately acknowledged by all as “Slim”, was the fourth child born to the parentage of Charles and Vila Mae Lett on October 26, 1954. Linked within a family of Christian believers, he cast his membership with Thompson Chapel AME Zion Church at an early age and was subsequently blessed to receive the sacrament of Holy Baptism under the leadership of Pastor J M Lucas. Slim partnered in vital roles at Thompson Chapel serving as usher, Sunday School participant and expended countless hours providing optimal maintenance services as needed. Ronald’s elementary and secondary education was completed in Fairfield City Schools successfully receiving his high school diploma in 1974.
A Gift of Love and Loyalty to Family
Ester 4:14-For who knows that you are here for such a time as this. (paraphrased)
Ronald lived a life positioned first by his faith in Jesus Christ and an unrelenting commitment to his nuclear family as well as community. His perseverance and love equipped him with endurance to nurture both parents as well as his brothers during periods of significant health challenges. Those caring attributes are virtues modeled by his entire family. His affection for neighbors and friends was always a joyful experience as he derived sheer pleasure in transporting relatives as well as neighbors and friends to requested designations within the city. His greatest joy was fulfilling requests for groceries and other necessities for senior citizens.
“A Joyful Heart is Good Medicine”
There was no greater joy for Ronald than football season. His passion for the Crimson Tide was beyond ecstatic. This passion was evidenced by Crimson Tide expressions on his vehicles, clothing, jewelry, as well as the entire perimeter of his bedroom. The walls were profoundly adorned with Roll Tide leaving no remaining spaces. All who knew him clearly understood that phone calls or other requests were off limits when the Tide was playing. His mood was most predictable based on the outcome of each game. When the Tide was victorious he would call and boast for days; however, when they lost, he as well as his phone suddenly became muted.
When a believer knows God, the transitioning of life is sweet, it is not death but completeness. Ronald answered the highest call, July 2, 2021; Transition complete!
Ronald’s family was the compass that guided him; his love and soul are joined for life. Everlasting love and memories will be cherished by: His devoted and caring sister and brother in-law, Sharon and Virgil Pearson Jr, Nephews, Jeraun Lett, Terrance Pearson, Darius Craig, and Rashaun Nunnally, Neices; Andrea Alford, Jamelia & Kenyatta Pearson, Deanna Taliaferro, Kerrinique & Kaneisha Webb, Jacqueline Thomas, Shavonne Murray; Special cousins: Francene & James Donald, Aaron Lett, Jessie, Ronald & Evelyn McMickens, Bonnie Palmore, and Robert Thomas; Supportive Neighbors, Velma Walker, Pamela King & Portia Hall; Special and Loving Friend, B J Rutledge; Special Great nephews and nieces: Kameron, Kalvin, Taylor, & Skylar, Roommate, Juan M Hernandez, a host of other relatives and friends.
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