Ronnie Reno Culverson Sr.

June 30, 1945November 30, 2018

Ronnie Reno Culverson, Sr. was born on June 30, 1945, in Pioneer, Louisiana to Emily Culverson. She later married Willie Preston, the only father that he knew, who raised Ronnie as his own. While attending Southern University in Baton Rouge--he received a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education--he met the love of his life, Ruth McGaffey, whom he married after his graduation. To their union was born 2 beautiful children: Chantrell Renee Culverson (born while he served in the US Army in Vietnam) and Ronnie Reno Culverson, Jr.

Ronnie's greatest joy and most important achievement was coming to know the Truth and Obeying the Gospel of Jesus Christ over 30 years ago when he was taught by Bro. Robert Harper and his wife Patsy. He continued on that path as a faithful member at Highland Heights Church of Christ until his death on November 30th, 2018. Even while he was a patient in various hospitals, he tried to share that Truth with the nurses who cared for him. He was ready to be with the Lord knowing that he had served faithfully and according to His word.

Ronnie's favorite pastime was photography, and he especially loved photographing flowers and nature. Having the opportunity to travel extensively, he took pictures of places and things that will always be a huge part of the wonderful memories we have of him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son Ronnie Culverson, Jr.

Ron leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Ruth Culverson; his daughter Chantrell Culverson McNeill (Kenneth), his granddaughters Kennady and Callee McNeill; his brother Robert Preston (Lois); Sisters-in-law, Antoinette Henry and Rosa Fields; his favorite Aunt, Elsie Culverson; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and a loving church family.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ronnie Reno Culverson Sr.

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Darion Wiley

December 16, 2018

To a young man who became a mentor and inspiration to me. Thank you sir. My prayers go out to all the loved ones.

Annis Killen

December 15, 2018

I met Ronnie at DeVry University. He, Ruth, and I became good friends. I loved all the time that I spent getting to know Ronnie and Ruth. He was a kind man, with a generous spirit. He will be missed.

DeConda Wiley

December 9, 2018

My Heartfelt Condolences to the family 🙏🏾
Even though our meeting was short the memories will live forever.. love you guys!!!

Minnie Smith

December 8, 2018

To the Culverson Family: Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love and support.

Bro. Culverson will remain in our hearts forever.

From: Bro. & Sis. Adam Smith, Sr.

Loycie Jefferson

December 7, 2018

My husband and I met Bro. Ron many years ago while members at Highland Heights. The thing I remember about my brother in Christ was that he was a man full of wisdom. Our prayers are with the entire family during this time of bereavement. May the Father of Mercies and the God of ALL Comfort be with you all.

Carl Leffall

December 7, 2018

My heart and deepest sympathy to the Culverson Family. I pray that God gives that soothing strength to each and all. Thanks Ron for your caring trust and love. Always brother with love. You're truly missed. Carl

Lafeta Henson

December 7, 2018

My Prayers for the family during your time of bereavement, may God strengthen you'll during this great loss of your loved one. We were members with you'll at Highland Heights. Much love to you'll Bro and Sis Henson♡

Steven Toliver

December 7, 2018

As a young man I always admired Brother Culverson. He was patient and kind and a teacher and most importantly, an encourager. I always looked forward to seeing him at worship and giving him a hug and sitting and listening at the feet of a wise man who was never too busy to share his experiences with me. My last memory of him was a phone conversation we had and despite the illness that had taken a toll on his body, he was still pouring into me the same wisdom and love that I had come to know from a child on up. It can be seen in his wife and his daughter; the patience, the kindness and the spirit of Christ. I know you are with God now my friend, but I truly will miss our conversations.