A local man and owner of a local restaurant died after being rushed to the hospital, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Ralph Rudisill, owner of Zippers Restaurant and Lounge on Generals Boulevard in Lincolnton, passed away Monday.
According to Zippers’ Facebook page, Ralph was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, and the restaurant was closed. Friends asked for prayers for him and his family.
Monday afternoon, a post on the page stated that Rudisill had died.
“Our hearts very heavy right now. Some very sorrowful and sad news to inform you all with. Ralph has gone home to be with our Lord. We thank you all for the many merciful prayers that you all have spoken today and we ask that you continue to pray for his family, the Zippers family and to all of his loyal customers... friends and loved ones. Ralph had a big heart and loved you all very much!”
The post went on to say, ”Heaven definitely gained another angel today.