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Susan Jane Ralph

August 26, 1947 ~ March 11, 2021 (age 73)


Susan Jane Cenzalli Ralph, 73, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

She was born August 26, 1947 to the late Jerry and Mary (Warnock) Cenzalli in Newton, MA.

Susan retired from MJ Soffe after 20+ years of service and considered her Soffe friends her second family. She was a beloved Mommy, Grammy, Mother-in-law, Sister, Aunt, and Friend

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann (Ralph) Priester and husband, Hunter, her well-loved grandson, Elijah Priester, sister, Shirley Sweeney and husband, F. Wm. Sweeney; brothers, J. Richard Cenzalli and Ronald Cenzalli (wife, Susan), many nieces and nephews, best friends, Dora Hall, Don Carr, and Jim Naramore, and many cherished and loving friends.

Susan was a loving, strong, independent woman. She was fiercely loyal and if you were lucky enough to have her love you, you knew you could count on her to stand by you no matter what.

She was a good, kind woman, who loved to laugh (often at her own expense), and to take care of her friends and family. Susie loved her grandbaby and some of her happiest times were the ten years she spent being Grammy to Elijah.


Due to COVID-19, there will not be a memorial service. We ask you remember her in your hearts with a funny Susie story and for the generous and loving spirit she was.


As a former Army wife, AAFES employee, and long-term Fayetteville resident, Susan knew well the challenges veterans face when they return home or exit the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her honor to Puppies Behind Bars: https://www.puppiesbehindbars.com or Veteran’s Bridge Home: https://veteransbridgehome.org


Online condolences may be sent to http://www.jerniganwarren.com

Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301


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