Rickie Dwayne Stutts

  • Born: September 21, 1983
  • Died: November 27, 2016
  • Location: Mooresville, North Carolina

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rickie was born on September 21, 1983 and passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Rickie was a resident of Mooresville, North Carolina at the time of passing.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday December 2 2016 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Byron Wicker officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 â 3:00 PM at the funeral home.Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Mooresville is serving the Stutts family.

Condolence & Memory Journal


A year and a half has passed since I saw you , a lonely and painful 18 months

Posted by Margie Causby - Mooresville, NC - Family   May 22, 2018

We're so sorry for your terrible loss. Your family is in our prayers. We love you.

Posted by Marlin and Mary Mogusu - Mooresville, NC - friend   May 13, 2018

Dear Rikki: Is titi Vilma. You went home a year and a few days ago. It been rough for all your friends and Family. Mami miss you more that anyone else. Rickie I miss you and you playing the guitar. I hope to find the song you did for me. I found the letter you send me! I have to let you go. My family stil sad. We can not believe you went home . I know you are not sad or in pain & I will be seen you soon!
We will love you forever! Titi Vilma & Tio Chu

Posted by Vilma Lugo - Seneca, SC   November 30, 2017

Posted by WILLIAM VARGAS    November 27, 2017


My dude is gone.... RIP Rickie Stutts... I am so incredibly hurt right now. I always thought w had more time bro, for our girls to meet and become friends, to hang out some more... much love from my bench bro... I'm just so hurt right now. Sleep well my dude, I'll miss you and that guitar, nobody had hands like Rickie Stutts... We lost a beautiful mind amongst us.

Posted by Billy Coleman - Mooresville, NC   January 25, 2017

Posted by Majesta Lee    January 25, 2017

Rickie Stutts was the first guy I personally met that used guitar pedals as his personal playground. He walked into our little practice on the day I met him and he broke out this smorgasbord of electronics and began to paint with these sounds I had only ever heard on albums. I was in awe at the sounds coming from him. For that moment in time, it was my version of heaven. Rickie was a kind soul with a huge heart and unfortunately pain that haunted him. So today we lower our heads and lift our guitars in the air for him.

Rickie wrote a poignant line for From A Seed's song Rope...

"If you knew my road, you'll know my shoes. With just a little luck, you'll know my blues"
Rickie Stutts

Posted by Gabe Britton - Mooresvile, NC   January 25, 2017

I wish I had gotten to meet him , so sorry to hear he passed away.

Posted by Ismael Medina Jr - Virginia, WV   January 25, 2017

Posted by Ismael Medina    January 25, 2017

I have been alternating between being in shock and crying, it makes me so sad that this had to happen, I just talked to him the night before and he wanted to hang out, but I was tired so I went home after work I really wish I would've went over there. But anyway here's a bunch of pictures I found from when me and him would do light painting out in the street in front of my house and back at the rock quarry at Carrigan Farms. There's several pictures where you can see it's him spinning the steel wool and of course him in the ninja turtles mask LOL Rickie Stutts was the only one that would always come hang out and take the pictures with me that I wanted to take, staying out there until late at night. It makes me so sad that we can never do this again, or sit at his house and paint, or tie dye, or anything...

I just thought maybe everyone who knew Rickie Stutts and are undoubtedly just as heartbroken as I am, would maybe like to see these pictures of Rickie.

Posted by Kayley Bender - Mooresville, NC   January 04, 2017

Posted by Owen O    January 03, 2017

Posted by Margie Causby    January 03, 2017

Posted by Vilma Garcia Lugo    January 03, 2017

Posted by Daniel Stein    January 01, 2017


Siento un dolor indescriptible al leer ese mensaje,pero mas por el dolor que representa para ti.Porque ya el no siente miedos,dolor,coraje.inseguridad,ni ningun sentimiento negativo que en ese momento lo atacaba.Para un ser tan especial las lagrimas nunca son suficientes;asi que tus lagrimas nunca se secaran.Solo deseo que recuerdes que fuiste un tremenda madre,siempre presente para tus hijos.De donde crees que el obtuvo el modelo para ser el admirable padre que fue?Como todo ser humano,Rickie pudo cometer errores,pero su calidad humana reflejada en su trato con sus hijas,contigo y con sus hermanos,opaca cualquier error o fallo humano.Te envio un fuerte abrazo y mi deseo que dentro de todo tu dolor siempre recuerdes las bendiciones que recibiste de ese angel que Dios te presto por un tiempo.

Posted by Sandra Barrio - Ciales, Puerto Rico   January 01, 2017

Posted by Sandra Barrio    January 01, 2017

Amiguita querida, lamento mucho tan valiosa pérdida ... Te tengo en mis oraciones y le pido a Nuestro Santo Padre Celestial que te de fortaleza y te ayude a aceptar lo que no podemos cambiar... Que lo reciba en su morada celestial y lo convierta en tu ángel protector de ahora en adelante. Lamento mucho el no poder estar contigo en estos momentos aunque lo he estado mental y físicamente, compartiendo tu dolor. QEPD y QDTBS

Posted by Lilibet Ocasio - Ciales, Puerto Rico   January 01, 2017

My dear cousin, you are missed every moment of the day by so many. I feel we lost you too soon. We know it's a matter of time when our pain will be gone & our tears & sorrow will be gone & I thank Jesus for His promise, that gives us all hope & comfort. Until we meet again, I will cherish our memories & will carry a piece of you in my heart. I will watch for those moments of you that will be revealed in your precious girls. I love you cuz.

Posted by Sofia Garcia-Bullins - Eden, NC   December 26, 2016

Posted by Angela Snow    December 21, 2016

Posted by Earthen Stutts    December 19, 2016

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Posted by Earthen Stutts    December 19, 2016

I will always think about you when I look at my son...Margie and I shared many stories and you reminded me so much of my Trey. Your mother loved you to the moon and beyond. Love never dies, it lives on in our heart and in our memories. May God remind your loved ones of those precious, happy memories when grief seems overwhelming. Praying God's comfort and peace for your family and friends.

Posted by Dawn Moore - SC   December 18, 2016

Posted by Suzy Riffle    December 18, 2016

My mimi is writing this for me because i cant write yet but i want ypu to know i miss you and i will love you from here to heaven. Daddy you are the best!

Posted by Aviya Stutts - Mooresville, NC   December 18, 2016


Oh my God Margie had no idea I am so sorry to hear that you lost a loved one oh my heart goes out to you no ma'am it doesn't get easier it doesn't get easier at all time goes by but it's hurts I have hole in my heart which aches all the time so no it doesn't get easier but if you ever want to talk you can call me butt it probably wouldn't help because I am still Mourning and I wouldn't know what to tell you but if you believe in a higher being just pray, God bless and once again I'm sorry for your loss I'm truly sorry you have to experience this big hug

Posted by Linda Person - Jacksonville, NC   December 18, 2016

Posted by Ana Shelton    December 18, 2016

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Posted by Ana Shelton    December 18, 2016

I can't text or say anything that will make everything better. I'm so sorry you and other loved ones are hurting. I really miss seeing family. I've been depressed and dealing with severe pain. I miss having people that love us around. lonely in Tennessee. I don't know how much longer I can stay out here. I won't be able to come for funeral. Financially and physically I cannot do it. I love you

Posted by Ana Garcia Shelton - Mooresville, NC   December 18, 2016

Posted by Ligia Rubio    December 18, 2016

Siento mucho la pérdida de tu hijo. Cómo pasó todo. Quisiera estar allá contigo pero mi corazón y mis oraciones están contigo y tu famili. Mucha fortaleza.

Posted by Ligia Rubio - Arecibo, Puerto Rico   December 18, 2016

Posted by Margie Causby    December 18, 2016

Posted by Margie Causby    December 18, 2016

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Posted by Nanci Bach Degraff    December 18, 2016

Margie I am soooooooo very sorry honey. I will be at the hospital all day on Friday. My thoughts and are definitely with you. The loss of a child is the hardest losses of all. My heart breaks for you and your family. I'm sending you tons of hugs, as I know you will need them. I love you and am here if you need me even if it's just to talk. I do understand what you are going through, I lost one of my chilren too.

Posted by Nanci Bach Degraff - Pilot M, NC   December 18, 2016

Margie, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God will send Comfort to you, his daughters and the rest of the family. May God bless you all.

Posted by Linda Sutton - Lincolnton, NC   December 16, 2016


Posted by Dawn Triplet - Mooresville, NC   December 15, 2016

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Posted by Tonya Torrence    December 15, 2016

Posted by Tonya Torrence    December 15, 2016

I am sending you and your family much love, especially to Rickie's girls. Lo siento mucho y mando abrazos.

Posted by A friend   December 15, 2016

We will always remember Rickie as a wonderful person with a beautiful soul, who touched so many lives. We're so grateful that we will see him again one day, but for now, he will be sorely missed. We love you Rickie!

Posted by Dean and Jenny Stein - Mount Ulla, NC   December 14, 2016

My dear Margie,
My heart breaks for you and your family. I never had the privilege to meet Rickie, but you and I talked about him a great deal. Just from our talking and your posts, I could tell what a terrific son and a wonderful father that he was. My heart is broken for his girls. I pray that God will bring you and his daughters peace and comfort.

Posted by Lori Oates - ANDERSON, SC   December 14, 2016

Posted by Suzy Riffle    December 14, 2016

Posted by Suzy Riffle    December 14, 2016

Rickie, you were the best friend I have ever had and absolutely the most amazing Daddy EVER.I will forever be grateful for the time we shared.I love you and will miss you Always.

Posted by Suzy Riffle - Rock Hill, SC   December 14, 2016

You were a good friend and you are missed! I hope your dear daughters know that they had a great father and great person!RIP Rickie!

Posted by Angela Snow - DOBSON, NC   December 14, 2016

I am so sorry for the loss of Rickie. He was a great guy. I was very good friends with him in middle school, and he was my "boyfriend" for a little bit. He was so laid back and so friendly. The first time my dad ever met Rickie.. he was showing off some kind of Karate type moves to my dad.. Ever since then my dad would call him "tricky Rickie." He was so kind, and so loving.. and I think so misunderstood by so many people. Rickie had one of the best hearts of anyone I've ever known and he will be truly missed.

Posted by Haley Brown Burdette - Mooresville,, NC   December 14, 2016

I only met rickie once on thanksgiving but he was so kind and I couldn't wait to get to know him better. Rickie, at your funeral, the whole place was filled with love. I will never forget how the people who knew you talked about you. sending love to your family and especially to your beautiful girls.

Posted by Lauren Cole    December 14, 2016

Praying the Lord will wrap you all in His loving arms and give you His comfort and peace.

Posted by Daryl York - Denver, NC   December 14, 2016

Posted by Matthew Cherry - NC   December 14, 2016

Rickie was such a kind and gentle soul. The light of his life was his 3 little girls. We miss him but know that he is with Jesus and we will see him again.

Posted by Vargas Family - Concord, NC   December 14, 2016

Posted by Steve Williams - Banner Elk, NC   December 14, 2016

We will miss you!!!

Posted by Melinda Powell - Valdese, NC   December 14, 2016

Mis condolencias desde Puerto Rico para Margie y familia. Dios les de el consuelo y la fortaleza que necesitan en estos momentos. Siempre recordando que nos encontraremos algĂșn dĂ­a en el paraĂ­so.

Posted by Ana Melendez - Ciales, Puerto Rico   December 14, 2016

Praying for the family. Rickie was just a little boy when I met his sister's and went to school with them. He was always into everything. I know he will be missed by all.

Posted by Michelle McDaniel - Salisbury, NC   December 14, 2016

Love is everlasting, even when the person we love is no longer with us here on earth.
Remember the love Rickie had for you, in the moments of grief, to comfort you.

Posted by Nikki Walton - Newton, NC   December 14, 2016

Posted by Jennifer Riffle - China Grove, NC   December 14, 2016

I didn't know you Rick, but it's obvious you were the light in your mother's soul. Rest knowing you will be missed.

Posted by Michael Allison - Hampden, ME   December 14, 2016

Picture this... Rickie was 5 and I was 11...

Rickie and I grew up in the same neighborhood. The lady that babysat him lived across the street from me. I remember a sweet, sweet face and even a sweeter heart.

This boy was intrigued by almost everything that surrounded him, especially anyone with a few years on him. He was fascinated by what you did, where you were going and what you said. He was a bit quiet, but very observant from what I recall.

Several years later, I ran into him as a young adult. Ages were probably 21/27. He was young enough to be still be "green", but old enough to know how awesome this life was. He was excited about a fresh path he had just started. He told me all about it. Then, selflessly and genuinely asked me about my life. He was one of those people that when you walked away from the conversation you recalled his thoughtfulness and it warmed your heart and made you smile.

I remember him stopping me in the parking lot to say hello. I remember his hug. I remember his dark eyes. I remember his huge smile.

I think Rickie had a special connection with most people. I think he was more compassionate and seemed more genuine than a lot of people you meet in life. I think he had alot of love in his heart. This was just his way. It was good. It was special.

MUCH LOVE IN RETURN to Rickie and his family... and to all that had the privilege of knowing him

Posted by Sara Deal - Charleston, SC   December 14, 2016

Ricky was a honor and blessing to have known you. You truly had a heart of gold. I also know how much you loved your girls.. Thank you for the short bit of time we had together talking, playing guitar. I will never forget the love and passion you had in everything you did form your art, working on granite, playing guitar, loving your children ,friends & family. You will be missed. I hate your life was so short and we never got a chance to get together like we talked about, but one day we will meet again brother. See you on the flip side Ricky

Posted by A friend   December 14, 2016

I still can't believe your gone. I remember when we were little kids running around getting in trouble. We had some good times, I will cherish every one of them. Your in a better place now with God and the Angels! Rest in peace Rickie!

Posted by Jennifer Vorwald - Mooresville, NC   December 14, 2016

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family. May God bless you all and be with you during this time.

Posted by Lee Fowler - Taylorsville, NC   December 14, 2016

Peace my little cuz. I know your pain is over, but I still wish for one more hug, one more laugh, one more second to share and remember. I hope we all learn not to waste any time or any moment. I love and miss you. Rest in peace my little cuz.

Posted by Felipe Lugo - Seneca, SC   December 14, 2016

My friend, my neighbor, we grow up together and are girls will always be friends as well! Rickie you always made time to come over and say hello !!! You always had good heart ❤ !! Neighborhood is to quiet with out you there!!!

Posted by April Nichols - Mooresville, NC   December 13, 2016


Rickie, I will miss you too much!! I have known you forever. From riding the bus together, to our trip to Ashville, front porch talks about everything, all the memories. I remember one day we were talking out on the porch and it started raining. Frogs started jumping everywhere! I have no idea where they were coming from but I was laughing so hard. You were freaking out. Lol. That was so funny! I will miss seeing you walking around the corner. Or scaring the crap out of me in the middle of the night rattling my door knob. Your sweet beautiful soul will be truly missed. Your smile and chuckle will forever be etched in my memory. Love you! Rest easy my friend.

Posted by Brandi Karriker    December 13, 2016

Daddy, you were the best daddy in the whole world and I will love forever

Posted by Earthen Stutts    December 13, 2016

You are a bright light. You shine so brightly for those girls and for everyone that knew you. We love you and we're going to miss you. Your soul and your kindness will last forever in our hearts I pray for your family and your girls. I know we'll see each other again. Love you Rickie.

Posted by Karma Ghant Williamson - Concord, NC   December 13, 2016

Rest in peace Rickie. For the immense love with you, always you will live in the memories of your loved ones.

Posted by Margarita Pagan Medina - Aibonito, Puerto Rico   December 13, 2016

Rickie, where do I start? You were my first boyfriend ever and my best friend. We spent every day together until the street lights came on (we all knew that was time to come home) You helped me paint a pumpkin, you took me skating with you only $6.00 I'll never forget you nor the memories we had together. I love you. Gone too soon but never forgotten.....

Posted by Leah DiGregorio - Mooresville, NC   December 13, 2016

Posted by A friend   December 12, 2016

Posted by Keith Owensby - NC   December 12, 2016


My dear family our kids grew up together. ..Now is one less. Rickie. ..let the family meets more often and realize TIME IS SHORT. LOVE YOU ALL
You Rickie!
Titi Vilma

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2016

Posted by Vilma Lugo - Seneca, SC   December 07, 2016

Posted by Margie Causby - Mooresville, NC   December 07, 2016


Desta, I am so sorry! I will keep you and the kids in prayer through this terrible time!
Love you, Denise

Posted by Denise Moose - Mooresville, NC - Friend   December 03, 2016

We are all so very sorry to hear of your loss. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Lisa Householder and Wanda Daron

Posted by Lisa Householder - Westerville, OH   December 02, 2016

Rest in Peace Rickie, God has a greater plan for you...I pray for love and tranquility for your children...thoughts and prayers for your family.

Posted by Kathy Slaughter - Mooresville, NC   December 02, 2016


Thoughts and prayers for your family during these troubling times.

Posted by nicholas howells - Port Saint Lucie, FL   December 02, 2016


Rest In Peace Rickie. Im so glad I got to know you.. You had a beautiful soul my friend. You will be missed by many. Fly free my friend...

Posted by Dianne Van Pelt - Valdosta, GA   December 01, 2016


Love and light brother, you're one of a kind. I will be missing your bright soul for the rest of my days. My thoughts and prayers are going out to your family in this tragic time. Words are not adequate for the loss I know they are feeling

Posted by Julie Cook - Mooresville, NC   December 01, 2016

Knowing you all my life growing with you across from my grandma Helen I always thought we were family i will miss you but never forget you Many prayers and much love to you and your family.

Posted by jessica watkins - mooresville, NC   December 01, 2016

You are truly missed buddy. We love you, and thank you for touching my life. I'll see you when I get there.

Posted by Steve Oxendine - Indian Trail, NC   December 01, 2016

My heart goes out to his family and friends. Hes now playing with in Heavens choir.......

Posted by A friend   December 01, 2016

So Sorry..just heard today. My Heart goes out to you and your Family

Posted by Angelia Readling - Olin, NC   November 30, 2016

Rickie will be missed. Such a creative, artistic, loving soul. May he find peace.

Posted by Jennifer Brown - Denver, NC - Friend   November 30, 2016

I don't know what to say.....I'm so crushed.....my friend has transitioned..... I will miss you....truly...

Posted by Jacqueline Holts - Mooresville, NC   November 30, 2016

My heart goes out to the family of this young man. May God wrap his loving arms around you guys in this time. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Donna Garner - Reidsville, NC   November 30, 2016

Praying for Rickies family. May God give you comfort and strength that only He can give.

Posted by Dave Drescher - Mooresville, NC   November 29, 2016


I know Ricky will be missed by many. He had such a sweet spirit and always looked so happy to be in church, especially when he had his three beautiful daughters with him.

Posted by Alice Kaspersen - Concord, NC   November 29, 2016


Margie you and your family are in our prayers. I'm still in shock, I'm so sorry for your loss. It is my prayer that God give you peace that passes all understanding. Michael sends his love to you, he loved Rickie so much. We will miss him so much.
We love you❤

Posted by Robin ,Bruce and Jade Oliver - Mooresville, NC   November 29, 2016

Lane I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Evidently him and my daughter went to school together. Hoping God heals you family at this sorrowful time.

Posted by Ronnie Bentley - Kannapolis, NC   November 29, 2016

Prayers during this most difficult time...

Posted by Dale Chatham - Mooresville, NC   November 29, 2016

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!
Love, The Torrence's

Posted by Tonya Torrence - Mooresville, NC   November 29, 2016


Dear Lane and Penne and all other family members
Please allow God's grace and mercy to carry you through this sad time.
We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers.

Posted by Tammy Geddings - Charlotte, NC   November 29, 2016

Thoughts and prayers for the Stutts family.

Posted by Steve Bennett - Cornelius, NC   November 29, 2016

Love you always lil bro. Your sweet soul will be missed. Rest easy

Posted by Stacy Hice - Mooresville, NC   November 29, 2016