Deaths of Marilyn Wilson and Maureen Richey

Marilyn Wilson, 77, died on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at a memory unit in Cary. Her funeral is in the parish church on Friday, July 1, at 1 p.m. Her husband Ray, son Chris and family will be in the narthex at 12 noon Friday, July 1, for visitation. Burial at Greenlawn will follow the Service of the Word at the Funeral of Marilyn Wilson. Marilyn had miraculously survived lung cancer that was diagnosed twenty years ago. Rest eternal grant Marilyn, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.

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Maureen Richey, beloved wife of Alan, died on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Brunswick County after a lengthy battle with a very rare bile duct cancer. Funeral arrangements are pending through Atlantic Cremation. Rest eternal grant Maureen, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.


St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt


The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zumwalt has worked in churches for 46 years and in May 2022 celebrated the 41st 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.