Mr. Erlie G Worsley
September 4, 1948 – April 26, 2021
Erlie Gene Worsley, 72, went Home to God on April 26, 2021 from Rex Heart & Vascular Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
Erlie was born on September 4, 1948, in Southampton County, Virginia, to the late Eugene and Hazel Peoples Worsley, but was raised by his grandparents, Virgie and Barzell Peoples, and lived most of his life in Tidewater, Virginia.
Erlie had known God in his heart since he was a child. However, during the last four years of countless health and medical challenges, he drew closer to Him, and became more aware of His active and gracious participation in His children's everyday lives.
For 25 years, Erlie was the devoted husband, companion and friend of Cheryl Ives Worsley. He is survived by his wife; two step-children, Michael S. Ives, Jr. (Raleigh, NC) and Christine Ives Friedman (Norfolk, VA), and their respective spouses; and was Papa ["PawPaw"] to four precious grandchildren - all of whom he loved dearly. The couple moved from Norfolk, VA to Raleigh, NC in 2014 specifically to be near family.
Mr. Worsley was also survived by one sister, four brothers, and one aunt--all of Virginia--as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will host a viewing and receive visitors in the Woodlawn Memorial Chapel (Norfolk, VA) on Thursday, May 6, from 6-8 p.m., and will hold a closed graveside service at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 7, in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. and Mrs. Worsley would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the entire UNC/REX healthcare network and Fresenius Kidney Care/Millbrook Dialysis for graciously and tirelessly having served on their behalf the past four years.
Mrs. Worsley would also like to extend her deepest gratitude to Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park for its pivotal and extensive role in securing and caring for her husband's body, both in Raleigh and in transit to Virginia. She will be "forever beholden" [one of her husband's favorite expressions] for its immediate and outstanding assistance, coupled with lavish care, concern and compassion.
Mr. Worsley and his wife have been particularly burdened by the plight of the homeless and hungry. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina or The Salvation Army "for the benefit of Raleigh".