Ronald Gene Avery


Ronald G. Avery, better known as Sugar Bear, Shug, and Bear, was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 11, 1970.

Ronald attended Columbus City Schools. Shug also served in the Navy. He enjoyed cooking. He loved to laugh, party, and have a good time. Most of all, he loved his family.

Shug is preceded in death by his parents Brooksie, Daljit, Valerie; sister, Christy; and brother, Nicholas.

On Friday October 9, 2020 Shug went from labor to eternal rest.

Ronald leaves to forever cherish his memories, loving parents, Ron and Deidra Avery; daughter, Jenna Smiley; son, Ronald Smiley-Avery; sisters, Keisha, Nicole, and Kulwart; brothers, Craig and Stevenson; fiancé, Jennifer Lee; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Shug will be forever missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Memorial Service 2:00 PM Thursday, October 15, 2020 at COP East, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Masks and Social Distancing are required.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To the Avery family I am so sorry for your loss may the lord comfort you an yours at this most difficult time know that I love you all and god bless

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Lillian *Lit* Pennix Collins

    On behalf of the Pennix family…we send our deepest sympathy to all of the Avery family. During these trying times that permitting travel for times like these. Although we are miles apart our love is with you all. And the memories of Sugar Bear will Remain in our hearts. Thank God for the memories! Hugs to you Ron, Craig and Keisha, Pocohantas, and Rocco! Also to his children and all the family!! Peace be with you all.. Salute to you Sug!!

  4. To the Avery family so sorry for your loss!! We are praying for you all.
    Love Tracy (Constant) Hunter, Sharone Constant and Fred Rondo

  5. Gary/Greenway/Toland/Lipsey Families

    To Ron, Deidra, and the Avery Family–
    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Losing a child and a loved one is never easy, and our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. Always remember that we have an all-wise God who is in the midst of every situation, and He will sustain you. His daily grace will cover and keep you. Draw close to Him and He will draw close to you. You have our prayers, love, and heartfelt sympathy. (Jenny, John Jr., James, Cheryl, and Ike)

  6. I love you Shug.. You can rest peacefully cuzn in the arms of our Lord. . it’s been real, see you when i get there.

  7. Your neighbors & friends, Casey & Bethany

    Ron and Deidra,
    Our deepest condolences to you during this incredibly difficult time. We are here for you if you need anything at all.

  8. I am so sorry to hear this he was such a sweetheart my condolences to the family in tears right now just now finding out Love y’all

  9. I am truly sorry for your lost, Sugar Bear you will be missed but never forgotten. Love you cuz , fly high

  10. Terri Smith
    Unbelievable. Sugar Bear – Gone too soon. My prayers and condolences are with my family.
    God bless you and keep you in his perfect peace. Rest In Peace my cousin.

  11. Sonny and Cheryl Gray

    Thoughts and prayers are with our family. God bless and provide the strength that is needed during this time. Much Love Always!

  12. Barb Beamenderfer

    I will never forget you,cause you helped me through some hard times and you’re a good friend.

  13. Dad. At 6am I was given the news of your passing. I’m not sure how to process this, as the last several years we’ve been distant. I’ve been going through our messages and the memories of getting to see you and visit with you. Looking at your pictures, recognizing my smile and personality through yours. I miss you so much. So so much and I’m sorry I didn’t try harder to reconnect out of my own bitterness and stubbornness. I miss our banter and the wealth of knowledge you always shared with me. I love you fiercely, please know. Rest forever in the arms of Heaven dad, you are so loved and so missed here on Earth.

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