Death of Patrick O’Donnell

Patrick O’Donnell, beloved husband of Sandy, was born to eternal life at 1pm today from the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Life Center. Funeral arrangements are pending. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church on Eastwood Road tentatively on Wednesday, December 19, at 11 a.m.

Rest eternal grant Patrick, 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 ( 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.