Pastor Ralph K. Fletcher, Jr.

07/03/1943 - 01/07/2022


Pastor Ralph K. Fletcher, Jr. age 78 of La Crosse, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C. Ralph entered Southeastern Bible College to answer a calling to preach. He was a youth pastor in Florida, pastored Ebony Assembly of God Church in Ebony from 1972 until 1993, before founding and pastoring his current church family at Emmanuel Worship Center from 1994 until 2022. He had a heart for the Lord and lived by the words “Serving God by serving people”. He was a wonderful husband, Daddy and Papa, a God-loving Pastor, a family friend and led by example. Ralph was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He loved to fish, vacation at the beach and family time especially when the grandkids were around. Ralph is survived by his wife of fifty-six years Angela M. “Angie” Fletcher, three daughters; Cheryl F. Stephens (William), Gretchen F. Robinson (Bernard) and Faith F. Bowen (T.J.) all of South Hill, a son Pastor Jonathan O. Fletcher (Crystal) of Woodstock, Va. ten grandchildren; Makayla and Josh Stephens, Caleb, Adrienne and Cameron Robinson, Trista, Aaron and Chase Bowen, Jacob and Justin Fletcher, and his canine Yorkie, Leroy. He was predeceased by an infant daughter Deborah Marie Fletcher.
A celebration of Ralph’s life will be conducted in Emmanuel Worship Center at a later date, to be announced on this website. A register book will be available for signing at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory for family and friends. The family suggest Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Worship Center, P. O. Box 363, South Hill, Va. 23970. Online condolences may be sent through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Fletcher family.

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  1. I'm so sorry for your loss

    I’m so sorry for your loss, pastor Fletcher was a wonderful pastor. His church Emanuel worship center was the first church I joined as an adult. I love yall and my prayers are with you

  2. Dawnn Carter Bell and Family

    We share in your sadness as you remember Pastor Ralph Hold on to those memories, for they will live on in our hearts forever.
    With deepest condolences to you and your family.

  3. Fletcher Family,
    Words can’t convey to express what we are envisioning Brother Ralph is experiencing. While the same is true for all of you.. so we
    pray the Lord is holding you all tightly now and in the days to come.
    Keith and Esther

  4. Mr. Fletcher

    Always sad to hear that such a great man has left us. We are very saddened by your loss as it is truly our loss as well. Man loved by all that knew him and we were all blessed to have known such a man as Mr. Fletcher!

  5. From Florida

    Pastor Fletcher was a true friend. Kind, easy-going, & Faithful. He truly loved the Lord. Our prayers, of comfort & peace, are with his family. Angie, Cheryl, Jonathan, Gretchen & Faithy may God bless you.

  6. Our Hearts are Broken...

    Brother Fletcher will be dearly missed. He was an amazing man and an amazing servant of God. The whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. -from the Walker Family

  7. Rev.

    Our prayer are with each of you! We pastored in Brodnax while Ralph and Angela were in Ebony. We enjoyed many hours of fellowship. He will be greatly missed. Time passes quickly. We will all be together soon. God’s blessings on each of you.

  8. Pastor Ralph, Brother Ralph, Uncle Ralph, Ralph Jr. A man known to many, a servant of GOD. He led more people to Christ, Preached more funerals and married more couples than most & still put family first. He will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed spending time with the Fletchers, what a blessing to have been the head of such a wonderful Christian family. Prayers for the family

  9. Gretchen and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that others are thinking of you and praying for strength for all. God bless each and every member of your family. Hugs, Jennifer

  10. What an amazing man Pastor Ralph certainly was. We were so blessed to get the opportunity to meet and fellowship with him and his family through our special friends Jon & Crystal. He spoke at our revivals at Antioch Church, and led those revivals with Holy Spirit! He truly made an impact on my life, and now I can see why Jonathan Fletcher is such an amazing pastor and friend as well. I know this will be a big loss on his community and his family and I send my deepest condolences to everyone. However, I know that Ralph is rejoicing with our Lord in Heaven this very day and he is reunited with his baby girl and all of other loved ones that have gone on before. No tears, no sorrow, no pain…just pure rejoicing and celebrating! Until we meet again! Sending my love and prayers to all of the family!!

  11. Sorry to hear of Bro. Fletchers home going, but we know he is rejoicing in heaven. He and Sis Fletcher were always there for us. Warm hugs, great wisdom, and prayers. Prayers for the family.

  12. Pastor

    I’m deeply saddened to hear of your father’s passing. But, Ms. Bowen and her family continue to be encouraged. God will send you a comforter to see you through. I am sure your father and pastor have guided your family through scriptures for times like these. Rely on them.
    Always remember, through it all, God is still in the blessing business!
    God Bless
    J Isaac

  13. With Love and Sympathy

    Sister Fletcher and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Brother Fletcher’s passing however, we know he is rejoicing with the angels, with no pain. He dedicated his life to helping others find Christ and now he is with his Father. Brother Fletcher held a very special place in our hearts as he married us 37 years ago. He always had time to talk and a smile for everyone. We pray God will comfort you all at your time of loss and give you peace knowing Brother Fletcher is HOME. We love you all.

  14. I’m so very sorry for the loss of Rev Fletcher. A wonderful man. He did love his Jesus and he did life by example for sure. But he was also kind and giving. I remember him from being at the hospital visiting faithfully. He was an inspiration to all of the staff there. And his ministry at Emmanual Church was great. My prayers to his family.

  15. What an Awesome Man

    Pastor Fletcher was One in a Million. He served the Lord and taught his word everyday. He never met stranger that I know of and he will be sincerely missed. Go Rest High On That Mountain. Keep watch over us all. Prayers for the Family.

  16. Friend

    So thankful for knowing Pastor Fletcher and having him as a Christian role model in my life. And still so happy for great memories with the Fletcher family and our friends from Ebony Assembly of God! #muchlove #prayers #hugs
    What a joyful celebration of life it will be!

  17. The Fletcher Family

    We are so sad to hear of Uncle Ralph’s passing. We loved coming to visit SouthHill and your many visits here to Canada. Ralph made the best french toast and always had the best stories.We will miss his phone calls too. Please know we love you guys and are thinking of you❤️❤️
    Mike and Kathy and family.

  18. We are truly sorry for you loss, so many memories with Bro, Fletcher and his family, he will be miss, but heaven had gotten a mighty strong warrior..gone but not forgotten… our prayers are with the family..
    Love John and Nona

  19. Jesus says, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant… enter thou into the joy of thy lord”.
    You will be missed here on earth, but heaven recoices at your homecoming. May the peace of God and the comfort of the Holy Spirit rest upon your family here.

  20. Tho so many people are upset, maybe crying over his loss…he always said to celebrate the life that’s been . He was a wonderful pastor & person. My love, thoughts & prayers are with the whole family. Love you all



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