David Newbery Funeral Mass on Friday, November 8, at 11 a.m.

Our dear brother, David Newbery, was killed suddenly as he was riding his motorcycle in Onslow County on Sunday afternoon. A funeral mass for Dave will be celebrated at St. Matthew’s on Friday, November 8, at 11 a.m. in the parish church.

Dave and his wife Liz were regular Saturday night worshipers and students in the Thursday Crossways Bible Study class.

Dave was a Vietnam vet and a retired trauma nurse. Dave and Liz relocated to the Wilmington area in retirement to be close to their daughter.

Funeral arrangements are being made through Andrews Mortuary in Hampstead. Dave’s ashes will be interred in the National Cemetery on Long Island NY at a later date.

Rest eternal grant David, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.

St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt


The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zumwalt has worked in churches for 43 years and in May 2019 celebrated the 38th anniversary of his ordination to the holy ministry. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity (www.societyholytrinity.org). In 2004, Pr. Zumwalt moved with his family to Wilmington from Texas, where he served for 23 years as pastor of small, midsize, and large congregations.