Special library dedication for Winterville crash victim

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Ronnie Cox’s family says he never met a stranger.

So, they’re hopeful this week the public will join them in a special dedication at the Winterville Library this Saturday at 3 o’ clock.

It’s a place his family says Ronnie spent a lot of time at.

The 49-year-old died last October in a head-on crash near South Central High School in Winterville.

It was just four days after the passing of his mother Valley Cox.

To keep his memory alive, a space at the library will soon brand something special that represents Ronnie.

Ahead of the dedication, Nine On Your Side’s Nicole Neuman spoke to his family.

“He is known as Ronnie Run,” said Camilla King, Ronnie’s aunt.

“Ronnie Run” was an aspiring rapper. His family says he was very well known not only in the east, but across the pond.

“He was a self-promoter of himself,” said Valerie Tyson, Ronnie’s cousin. “He believed in himself.”

Despite his aspirations, it took a little time to win his cousin Valerie over.

“I was not feeling Ronnie’s music because I’m not really a rap person,” said Tyson. “It wasn’t until I told him to sit down and tell me what you’re saying.”

What Ronnie was saying not only later resonated with his cousin, but also with thousands of others.

Especially his message in his song “Enough” which addresses the nationwide topic of bullying.

It was his thinking of others that now has many thinking of him in the wake of his death.

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