Raleigh Pritchard Mansfield, Jr.

May 11, 1963 - April 12, 2022

05/11/1963 - 04/12/2022

Past Services

Saturday April 16, 2022
12:00 pm

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Celebration of Life

Raleigh “Buddy” Pritchard Mansfield, Jr. passed away on April 12, 2022 in Norfolk, Virginia at the age of 58. He was born May 11, 1963 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late Raleigh P. Mansfield, Sr. and Marjorie S. Mansfield. Buddy was a Crane Mechanic at Virginia International Terminals with a passion for automotive work in his free time. He was a lifelong member of Providence Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son Cody R. Mansfield (fiancée Paige), of Elizabeth City, NC, Cody’s mother, Suzy Y. Gibbs; his daughter Alexa K. Mansfield of Chesapeake, VA and her mother, Robyn K. Mansfield. Surviving also are three sisters: Jo Ann Mansfield, Jayne M. Fentress, Joan M. Wood (Al) plus numerous friends and relatives.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm in Providence Baptist Church, Shawboro with Pastor Tommy Berry officiating. A private burial will be in the Thomas Roberts Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Baptist Church (Playground Fund), 765 Shawboro Road, Shawboro, NC 27973.

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Jeff Johnston
1 year ago

I remember the fist day we meet at NIT. A gentle giant filled my office door way!

Jeff Johnston
1 year ago

Such a sad day. My deepest condolences go out to Buddies family and friends. Buddy will be missed by his NITCM family very much too.

Gail Lane
1 year ago

I’m so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Pamela Keaton
1 year ago

Maybe not on paper but you were always my brother-in-law. That ’57 is still pretty and blue and proudly immortalized in Anna’s wedding photos. We will remember you every time we look at those photos. Can’t believe you are gone. Don Lee and I will miss you. Prayers and love go out to all the family!

Joe Forbes, Jr
1 year ago

I’m so sorry. It seems like only yesterday we were teenagers piling into Buddy’s big red Ford truck and going to the Foosball Palace, or Atlantis, or going fishing all night on the pier. I still can’t believe he’s gone. I can’t attend the service, but I’ll be with you all in prayer.

1 year ago

Still expecting to see him in his classic work shirt drinking beer and smoking a cigarette. The driveway club will not be the same without you my friend. Prayers with you.

Eddie-jo Powell
1 year ago

Joan, Josh and Al praying for you all at this very difficult time .
We love you all .
William, Eddie-Jo. And Paxtin

Eddie-jo Powell
1 year ago

Prayer and condolences tothe family

Patti Mae
1 year ago

You might be in heaven but I’ll never forget you! Cody I’m so sorry for your loss!!

Chris Hooper
1 year ago

Cody, Lexis, Joaan, Jayne and Joan and families, I am so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. To me he will always be the rock of life. I Loved him and Love ya’ll so much as a part of my family.