Death of Morris Johnson


Our dear brother, Morris Johnson, 89, departed this life from the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Life Care Center in Wilmington around 7pm on Friday, August 21, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joanne and children Steven, David, Lisa, and Jenny. Morris was preceded in death by his son Chris and son-in-law Eric.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Wilmington Funeral and Cremation. Morris’s ashes will be interred in the St. Matthew’s Memorial Garden.

Rest eternal grant Morris, 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 44 years and in May 2020 celebrated the 39th anniversary of his ordination to the holy ministry. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity ( 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.