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Quinton Ray Onley, Sr.

Posted By obits On May 18, 2020 @ 12:58 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 46 Comments

Quinton Ray Onley, Sr. age 85, passed away peacefully at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center on Sunday, May 17, 2020. A resident of South Mills, he was born in Elizabeth City on June 18, 1934 to the late Quinton Onley and Elma Armstrong Onley. He was the devoted husband of Shirley Jeanette Upton Onley for sixty-one years. He served in the U.S. Army for two years then began working for Sprint for thirty-five years before retiring in 1996. Shortly after that he began working for South Mills Water Association for nineteen years. Quinton was an active member of South Mills Ruritan Club, New Lebanon Lodge #314 AF & AM, and a volunteer fireman with the South Mills Fire Department. He was a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and church secretary for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Quinton Ray Onley, Jr. and Daffy Onley Scott and husband Timmy all of South Mills, NC; granddaughters, Shae Scott and Kaleigh Scott; two sisters, Gail Hobbs and Deloris Meads and husband Vance; one brother-in-law, Johnny Upton and wife Mary; many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends; and two grand dogs, Dixie and Missy. He was pre-deceased by two sisters, Glenda Onley White and Norma Jean Bateman. The family wishes to thank the caring nurses, CNAs and respiratory therapists in the third floor at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center for their wonderful care. Quinton loved his family and friends. He enjoyed going to all of his granddaughters’ sporting events. He loved to joke and could easily make people laugh. He was the definition of a fun person to be around. He was a loving husband, Dad and Dede.

A private funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Darryl Stallings and E. Lee Penwell officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.

Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Onley family. You may express condolences online by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.

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Condolence from June Banks on May 18th, 2020 1:31 pm

Gail and Deloris..so very sorry. May God guide you through this sorrow.

Condolence from Kathryn Gray on May 18th, 2020 2:29 pm

So sorry to here this. The family has our prayers. In these trying times. They have been tru so much..May you find peace…Pete and kathy gray

Condolence from Marion Kay Murrell Seebo Seebo on May 18th, 2020 2:33 pm

To Jenette and family l send my condolences . Bud was a great cousin.. we seemed to only see each other in the nursing home and hospital when both Bud and Richard were there. I am still going through the lost of Richard.
I know they are not suffering anymore and in a better place .
Love Kay

Condolence from M. I. and Delores Ferrell on May 18th, 2020 3:13 pm

We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Quinton’s passing. Our prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow.

Condolence from M. I. and Delores Ferrell on May 18th, 2020 3:14 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Quinton’s passing. Our prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Kim Robinson on May 18th, 2020 3:15 pm

So sorry to hear this, Daffy. You and your family are in my prayers.❤️

Condolence from Ann R Sawyer on May 18th, 2020 3:34 pm

I don’t think I ever worked with anyone and had as much fun as I did with Quint and the guys in the Service Center with the local telephone company. Quint help me on many occasions and even after we both retired. He was a a great person and I’m sorry to hear of his death. My prayer is that you will know God’s love, comfort and peace during this time.

Condolence from Clarence Jennings on May 18th, 2020 5:55 pm

Sorry for your loss, Quint was always a joy to work with and be around.

Condolence from Maryann on May 18th, 2020 6:16 pm

Mrs. Onley, Daffy, Shae, and Kayleigh,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a tough time and I want to send my love, thoughts, and prayers to you all. I love you all!

Condolence from Doug Beasley on May 18th, 2020 6:29 pm

My thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence from Douglas Beasley on May 18th, 2020 6:31 pm

Lifting your family up in prayer.

Condolence from Kathy Leary on May 18th, 2020 7:24 pm

Daffy – thinking of you and your family during these difficult days.

Condolence from Travis Elmore on May 18th, 2020 7:32 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of this. My prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. May God bless you all.

Condolence from Pam White on May 18th, 2020 9:26 pm

Jeanette, Ray, Daffy & Family:

So sorry for the passing of Quint. He could always put a smile on everyone’s face. Heaven has gained a great man.

Audrey & Pam

Condolence from Carl Pureza on May 18th, 2020 10:32 pm

So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family I enjoyed working with him at the phone company and enjoyed talking with him over the years when we would see each other.

Condolence from Anita B. Whitehurst on May 19th, 2020 12:09 am

Ray, Daffy and Family,

I am so very sorry to read of Mr. Quinton’s passing. He was always a delight to be around. He was never short on laughter or words. I am sure heaven is a better place now. My condolences and sympathy go out to you. May you feel God’s love, peace and comfort now and in the days ahead.

Condolence from Dona Yunker on May 19th, 2020 9:10 am

Daffy, and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I know your and your daughters hearts are broken May the memories he shared with you while on earth, give you some peace and comfort. My prayers to all of you.

Condolence from Mike, Lisa, Shelby, and Abby White on May 19th, 2020 9:23 am

Mrs. Jeanette, Ray, and the Scott family,

We are so sorry for your loss. QI could brighten anyone’s day with his jokes and was the highlight of a weekend at the ball field. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Condolence from Georgia and Rodney Kight on May 19th, 2020 9:24 am

Aunt Jeanette, Ray, Daffy and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Quintons’ death. He was such a family man and I always enjoyed visiting with him when he would stop by to see mom and dad. He loved his family and I know you are going to miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Georgia and Rodney

Condolence from Jenn Sawyer on May 19th, 2020 10:17 am

Daffy….so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers to you and your family!❤

Condolence from Gladys Jones on May 19th, 2020 10:55 am

What I remember most about Quinton is his laugh. I really can’t remember him with out a smile on his face. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. We will keep you in our prayers.

Condolence from Laurie Edwards on May 19th, 2020 1:40 pm

Daffy and Family , I am so sorry for your loss … praying for you all for The Lords comfort and peace at this time I am thankful I was able to meet your dad , and enjoyed his company , I knew right away He was a Good Man !! Hold on to all your memories and be proud !!! ❤️

Condolence from Betty Heath on May 19th, 2020 1:59 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Quinton’s death, but he is now in a better place and out of pain. I hope we will see you at the Senior Center again soon. We will be praying for you. Carl & Betty Heath

Condolence from Debbie Evans on May 19th, 2020 3:01 pm

Aunt Jeanette, Ray, Daffy And Family, I was so very sorry to hear of Uncle Quinton passing. We will surely miss him and his sense of humor at our family reunions! I can always hear him say hey honey how you doing. He loved his family and loved his girls Kaleigh and Shae. I will keep you all in my prayers tomorrow and the coming days ahead.Cherish the memories for that’s all we have tomorrow.

Condolence from Toni Dupree on May 19th, 2020 4:03 pm

Praying for his family and friends. We are sorry for your loss. The Duprees.

Condolence from Nancy Langley and family on May 19th, 2020 4:07 pm

So very sorry may the lord give each of you peace and understanding and remember all the good times and spend as much time with family that you can. Love to Kayleigh, Shae, Daffy and Timmy

Condolence from Amber on May 19th, 2020 4:40 pm

My family and I are sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Teresa & Willie on May 19th, 2020 4:45 pm

Daffy, Timmy and girl,
we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all. Call me if you need anything. Love you

Condolence from Janice & Craig Smithson on May 19th, 2020 4:53 pm

Gail I am so sorry about the loss of Quinton. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs

Condolence from Ann Turner on May 19th, 2020 5:37 pm

Deloris, Gail and family I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Gary McCoy on May 19th, 2020 6:09 pm

Miss Jeanette daffy and ray im so sorry for your loss .
He will be greatly missed .

Condolence from Jane Banks on May 19th, 2020 6:15 pm

Gail and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Doris Bobbitt on May 19th, 2020 7:11 pm

Jeanette I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Anna & Grant Riggs on May 19th, 2020 7:27 pm

Ray and family we are so very sorry to hear of your dads passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Penelope Leary Smith on May 19th, 2020 8:51 pm

Sending my condolences and may God be with you during this special time.P

Condolence from Sandy and Debbie Chappell on May 19th, 2020 8:56 pm

Love and Prayers to all of the family! So sorry for your loss!

Condolence from JoAnne Onley Parrish on May 19th, 2020 9:29 pm

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all

Virgil and JoAnne Parrish

Condolence from Lynn needham on May 19th, 2020 11:18 pm

We are so very sorry for your loss. Mr Quinton was such a nice person and a good friend to daddy. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during the coming days.

Lynn and Leon Needham

Condolence from Peggy Stout on May 20th, 2020 12:48 am

Daffy and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness. May God bless you and your family with loving memories and future hope!

Condolence from Jasmine S Wilson on May 20th, 2020 1:10 pm

Mrs. Jeanette just read about Mr. Quinton he always had kind words to say and always had a pleasant demeanor . You and your family are in my prayers. Jasmine Wilson God bless.

Condolence from Mike , Nikki, & Dale White on May 20th, 2020 1:49 pm

May God wrap his arms around you all during this difficult time. He is at peace now.
Sending your family lots of prayers .

Condolence from Lynn Kotzian on May 20th, 2020 5:50 pm

My heart goes out to you guys! Your dad loved his wife, son, and his girls with a unique special love! He would worry himself in knots if you guys needed something and he couldn’t find it! He was a man with a plan and that plan was to take care of you! When you were in the hospital Daffy, I saw the tears just roll down his eyes because he could not fix your heart! Then I witness the relief when your surgery was over! He was so proud of Kaleigh and Shae! He was their biggest champion! I am so sorry. You all are in my thoughts and prayers because we all will miss this sweet man!

Condolence from Elizabeth Harris on May 20th, 2020 7:58 pm

Jeanette and family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Quinton was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
God bless you all
Fletcher and Betty Sue

Condolence from Doris Daems on May 20th, 2020 10:36 pm

So sorry for your loss. Having lost my two brother, I know how heavy your hearts are and how much you will miss your love one. Such a sad time wanted you to know I am thinking of your family at this difficult time.
Prayers for strength.
Doris Ann

Condolence from Lisa Hollingsworth on May 21st, 2020 7:52 am

So sad to hear that my sweet buddy Quinton has got his wings and flew to heaven. Loved working with him at SMWA. He was a truly great man. Prayers to his family.

Condolence from Mark Croley on May 22nd, 2020 4:48 pm

My deepest condolences to the Onley family,
Mr Onley was a very nice man and I have fond memories of him working at the phone company so many years ago.
Rest In Peace.

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