Obituary Details

Elmer James Musselwhite

May 20, 1924 - October 16, 2013

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time:
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Funeral

Location:
Maplewood Cemetery
Date:
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Maplewood Cemetery
Date:
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Elmer James “Jim” Musselwhite of Raleigh, NC (formerly of Wilson, NC) passed away on October 16, 2013, at the age of 89, after an extended illness. He was born in St. Pauls, NC. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his children and grandchildren.
He served in the US Navy during World War II as a Gunners Mate, 3rd Class on the USS Bon Homme Richard in the Pacific Theater. He retired from Bulova Watch Company in 1991, after 30 years of service as an award winning salesman. Jim was an active member of St. Therese Catholic Church, in Wilson, NC, as well as the Knights of Columbus where he obtained his 4th Degree. Most recently he was a member of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC. Jim was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed hunting in Alabama on the family farm with his sons Wayne, Jimmy and Chris and son-in-law “Buddy”. He loved traveling internationally with his wife Connie and vacationing with his sons, daughter Pam, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter Pamela M. Cayton (Carle); sons Wayne J. Musselwhite (Jo), James E. Musselwhite, Christopher J. Musselwhite (Robert); grandchildren Robyn Thomas, Candice Morin (Jeff), Carle Cayton Jr. (Christina), Margaret “Meg” Musselwhite, Amanda Musselwhite, James “Mac” Musselwhite, Connor Musselwhite, Caroline Musselwhite; eight great-grandchildren; sister Joyce Miguel (the late Tony); brother Jerry (Joanne); many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his beloved wife Concetta “Connie” Delli Paoli Musselwhite; daughter Patricia Ann; brothers Robert (the late Myrtle) and Bill (the late Shirley); sister Vivian Canales (the late Rudy); parents Bobby and Jessie.
A visitation will be held on Thursday October 17, from 7 pm to 9 pm at Renaissance Funeral home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. The funeral will take place at 10 am on Friday October 18, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in the Saint Mary of the Angels Chapel, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh 27613. The burial will be at 11 am on Saturday October 19, at Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Wake County Inc., 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh NC, 27607 in memory of Jim Musselwhite.
Posted by:
Mattie JONES
Posted on:
October 28, 2013
I am sorry for your loss, please accept my heartfelt sympathy. While you are preparing to lay your loved one to rest, to sleep for a little while in death(John 11:11), I hope you will find comfort in knowing that soon Jesus' promise of the resurrection will be fulfilled; when he will awaken those who are sleeping in death, restoring them back to life, to live eternally on the Paradise earth.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43. Until that blessed promise is fulfilled; may Jehovah God soothe your grieving hearts now and grant you peace and comfort.during this time of sorrow.-Matthew5:4.
Posted by:
kayla
Posted on:
October 26, 2013
Hi my name is Kayla and I am a bible student I would just like to say that I am very sorry for your loss. There is a scripture at Isaiah 25:8 that says there will be a time when Jehovah will wipe out death forever and wipe away all the tears. Eventually there will be a time when no one will have to worry about death, so keep this scripture in mind so that it will give u comfort during these difficult times.
Posted by:
Jo Anne & Joe Rodri
Posted on:
October 17, 2013
To all of the family-
We are saddened to learn of Jim's death! It only seems like yesterday that he & Connie were living across the street from us. We have memories of the good times, & special time at St. Therese. Connie & Jim were special people.
Prayers to all of you!!
Jo Anne & Joe Rodri
1303 Lakeside Dr.
Wilson, NC 27896
Posted by:
Michael Monahan MD
Posted on:
October 17, 2013
I was sorry to read of Mr. Musselwhite's death this morning. It was a pleasure to assist in his medical care over the past few years. He always had interesting stories to tell of his hunting exploits. He will be missed.

Michael Monahan MD
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Funeral

Maplewood Cemetery
400 College Street
Wilson, NC

Cemetery

Maplewood Cemetery
400 College Street
Wilson, NC