THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017 FUNERAL FOR CTK’S – RALPH ROACHFORD

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017 FUNERAL FOR CTK’S – RALPH ROACHFORD
By Waltie Ainsworth

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Mr. Ralph Roachford

The dean of acolytes within the Willingboro Christ the King (CTK) Episcopal Church, Mr. Ralph Roachford has died. Ralph wielded tremendous influence within the church organization and was 82 at the time of his death.
Ralphs great grandparents were from Barbados but he was third generation Brooklynite. He never lost the Bajan accent or a taste for fine foods and liquor from the region. He was also somewhat of a techno geek. He loved technology because in his head, it was the only thing in the marketplace that was going down in prices as against food, fuel, furniture and funerals.

A special mass and tribute is planned for dearly beloved Ralph on Thursday February 23, 2017 at 10.00 am at his home church CTK on Charleston Road in Willingboro NJ, just off of Route 130.  

Ralph died while in hospice care in his hometown on February 16th after a brief hospitalization at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Every Thursday, like clockwork Ralph would host the men of Christ The King under the umbrella of the COMMITTEE for a steak dinner.” For goodness steak” used to be the sweet refrain as the men rubbed shoulders and embraced religiosity and commonsense.

Ralph was a plain spoken and tantalizing soul. He had a voice that sounded like a harmonica going through puberty but was always firm and the under tone was good humor..

Ralph is survived by two adult sons. His wife Sylvia preceded him a few years ago. The church family at Christ the king will miss him sorely for his cute and analytical observations as he journeys to a place where there is no sorrow and no pain.

FAIR THEE WELL COMRADE AND RETIRED FOOT SOLDIER.

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Obituary of Ralph Roachford

http://goesscolierifuneralhome.com/tribute/details/48/Ralph-Roachford/obituary.html

Ralph C. Roachford of Willingboro, NJ, died Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Samaritan Hospice, Mt.Holly. NJ, He was 82.
Beloved Husband of the Late : Eurita ” Sylvia ” Roachford .  He is survived by Two Sons and Two Daughters-in-Law : Scott (Jessica) Roachford, Keith ( Sandra ) Roachford, Four Grandchildren: Ric, Daniel, Lauren, and David, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held, Thursday, 10am, at the Christ the King Church, 40 Charleston Road, Willingboro ,NJ..
Relatives and Friends may call after 9:30am Thursday Morning at the church. Interment: Brig.Gen.Wm.C.Doyle Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. NJ.

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ANDRAE CROUCH – TAKE MY HAND PRECIOUS LORD

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