Kemal N. Ressa

Published 10:34 am Monday, January 2, 2023

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Kemal N. Ressa, 86, of Mocksville, NC departed this world on Dec. 24, 2022.

Kemal was born on Jan. 24, 1936 in The Bronx, NY, son of the late Ahmed Ressa and Irene (Campeau) Ressa.  In addition to his mother and father, Kemal was preceded in death by: his loving wife, Arline (Silverman) Ressa; a daughter, Susan Ressa; and sisters, Naire and Hurmas.

In life, Kemal graduated from high school in New York City. He worked at Kay Fries Chemical Plant for 20 years before moving to NC and worked in the flea market for many years selling used work clothes.

Kemal was a loving father and grandfather and is survived by: his children, Paul Ressa (Sharon), Pete Ressa and Sheri Burris, all of Mocksville; 7 grandchildren, Cheryl (Christopher), Adam (Sally), Anthony (Kayla), Nick (Melissa), Jonathon (Annie), Dominic (Patricia), Vinnie; and 9 great-grandchildren Abram, Patrick, Henry, Finley, Lilly, Ellianna, Charlotte, Oliver, and Jaxson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Davie Funeral Service at a later date.

We, the staff at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville, are honored to serve the family.