Mr. Raymond Zielinski, age 79, of Monroe, NC, went home to his eternal mansion on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Autumn Care of Marshville.
A graveside service for Mr. Zielinski will be held 1:00 PM Friday, September 21, 2018 at Secrest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 4505 Weddington Rd Monroe, NC, 28110, officiated by Rev. Jeff Whitecotton.
The family will receive friends between 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Davis Funeral Service, 1003 East Franklin St., Monroe, NC 28112.
Mr. Zielinski was born July 12, 1939, in Erie, PA, a son of the late Leonard Zielinski and Ann Ulijas Zielinski. Raymond attended Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA, and dedicated over a decade of his life to ministry as a Pastor. After relocating to North Carolina, Mr. Zielinski spent many years in the insurance industry, and also was an avid automotive enthusiast and active member of his community. He was a membership director for the Matthews Chamber of Commerce, and club president of the MG Classic Car Club. Raymond is lovingly remembered by his relatives as a family man with an adventurous spirit and great sense of humor.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Edwards of Monroe, NC, a daughter, Marcia Weltman and husband David of Monroe, NC, a son, Robert Zielinski Edwards and wife Cheyenne of New Port Richey, FL, a son in law, Jeffrey Green of Knoxville, TN, a sister, Maureen Stirsman of Atlanta, GA, a sister, Patricia Baldridge and husband David of Indian Land, SC, and a sister in law, Susan Zielinski. Survivors also include Mr. Zielinski's 5 grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Zielinski was preceded in death by a daughter, Michele Green, a brother, David Zielinski, and brother in law, Thomas Stirsman.
Although flowers are appreciated, Raymond requested that memorials be made to Secrest Grove Baptist Church and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospitals. Additional information can be found here: https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html?sc_icid=wtg-lz-memorials
Davis Funeral Service of Monroe is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Zielinski. An online register book is available to view and sign at www.davisfuneralservice.com