Ralph Madison Stockton IV

July 22, 1992November 6, 2011

Ralph is survived by his mother, Tanya Stockton, his younger brother, Daniel Stockton of Raleigh, NC, and preceded in death by his father, Ralph Madison Stockton III (Matt). He is also survived by his maternal grandparents are Faye & Donald Pugh of Camden, NC and Hilary & Kathy Leary of Elizabeth City, NC, maternal aunt and uncle, Wanda Leary and Philip Lee of Beverly, West Virginia and cousins, Miriah, Japheth, Kaya and Aaron.

Ralph is also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ralph Jr. and Frances Stockton of Winston Salem, NC and maternal great-grandmother, Fannie Sanderlin of Shawboro, NC. He is also survived by many loving paternal aunts and uncles, Ellen and Larry Coble of Winston Salem, NC, David and Jayne Stockton of Atlanta, Georgia, Jim and Debbie Stockton of Winter Park, Florida and cousins, Maggie and Molly Sartin and Brian and Drew Stockton, Madison and James Stockton.

Ralph had an engaging personality and a true zest for life. He had many friends and he never met a stranger. He was always available for friends or family in need and always wanted to protect his family. His kindness and warm spirit will always be remembered and cherished. He had a natural athletic gift and enjoyed playing many sports all his life. Most recently he and his brother, Daniel, spent many special hours skateboarding and bonding.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 6pm on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Baileywick Road Park. The memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a foundation that is being established to memorialize Ralph’s life. The Foundation will support teens transitioning into adulthood. Contributions may be made at

The family is humbled by the outpouring of love and support that has been shown during this very difficult time.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 12, 2011
  • Candlelight Vigil Friday, November 11, 2011

Ralph Madison Stockton IV

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angie white

May 9, 2012

i am so sorry for your loss

William Perez

March 8, 2012

Dear Tanya. This is Perez, My number is 9105546634 Please Call me.... Ralph was my Best Friend at this time in my life and All I know is he stopped calling me... I had a sick feeling and I google his name to find this. Please Call so we can talk about this and maybe I will try and visit you even though I don't have a car. I am very hurt right now... I Blame Myself.

January 21, 2012

Dear Tanya:
Today, we have heard of your loss. Ralph will be on our memories forever. Please accept our condolences.
With love. Isidoro González and his family.

Becky Sivilla

December 18, 2011

Matt, My heart goes out to you and your family during this very difficult time.
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love always,
Becky Foster Sivilla

The Compassionate Friends of Wake County

December 8, 2011

Dear Tanya,
We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved son Ralph. There are no words that can adequately express what a profound loss it is to lose a child. We want you to know that we too have suffered this devastating loss. We belong to a volunteer support group that is comprised solely of bereaved parents and want to reach out to you. We meet twice a month in Raleigh to share and give support. There are no dues or fees. If you would like to find out more about our group, please call us at 833-4022. There is always a bereaved parent on call to talk with you. We are part of the world wide organization The Compassionate Friends which you can access online. Our chapter has a website under NC. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult and sad time.
With much caring and concern,
The Compassionate Friends of Wake County

Thomas Edmondson

November 23, 2011

I am very sorry For your loss. My prayers are with you! Tom Edmondson

Aimee Niebauer

November 21, 2011

I have such fond memories of Ralph from his time here at West Millbrook. He warmed my day with his smile and sense of humor. Even when I was going through a rough time in my own life, he was one of those kids I looked forward to having in class and somehow managed to make everything seem all better. I am so sorry for your loss.
Aimee Niebauer, Ralph's 8th grade Language Arts teacher

Caroline Willauer

November 19, 2011

Ralph, you left us too soon, but just in time to be with Sam for his birthday. May you watch over your family and friends forever. I miss you boys

Gigi Gaffney

November 16, 2011

Our thoughts are forever with you, Tanya and family. Ralph will forever live in our hearts. Peace and serenity to his soul.
Gigi Mike Brigitte
Gaffney Family

November 15, 2011

I was so sorry to hear of your loss Tanya. Please know that you and Daniel will remain in my prayers for your strength and healing during this sad time. I remember both Ralph and Daniel as such sweet, caring, and sensitive boys in my third grade class at North Ridge. With sincere sympathy, Jeannie Gerding