Two Funerals on Saturday, August 29

The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at the funeral of Morris Johnson on Saturday, August 29, at 1 p.m. in the parish church at 612 S College Rd in Wilmington NC. Burial will follow immediately in the Memorial Garden.

A graveside funeral for Commodore Dale Blade, USN (retired) will be on Saturday, August 29, at 3 p.m. at Oleander Gardens in Wilmington.

Rest eternal grant Morris and Dale, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon them. 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.