07/07/13 — JOHN D. PERSON

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June 22, 1953-July 5, 2013

John David Person, 60, of 720 Charlie Braswell Road, died Friday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center with his family by his side.

Funeral is today at 4 p.m. at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 752 Stoney Creek Church Road. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Hwy. 70 West, with military honors.

There will be a time of sharing with the family in the fellowship hall from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Surviving is a son, David Ray Person and fiancée, Jessica; David's children, Haley and Gaby Person of Goldsboro; a daughter, Ashley Person Nuwara, (Joey Millard); her children, Lana and Zana Nuwara of Goldsboro; the love of his life, Tracy Person Harrison and husband, Tommy; a very special sister-in-law, Debbie Morris and her son, Tyler; sisters, Ella Rose Grant (Ronnie), Margaret Lancaster (Gary), Teresa Beasley (Danny) and Judy Carol Hinson, all of Goldsboro, and Carla Vick (Jeff) of Pikeville; brothers, Charles Lester Person (Paula) of Pikeville, Tommy Edward Person (Angie) of Princeton, Gary Wayne Person and Jackie Glenn Person of Goldsboro.

Mr. Person, a native of Goldsboro, was preceded in death by his parents, Martha Ellen Jones Person and Lester Person; and a brother and sister, Ronnie Keith Person and Frances Jean Person.

He was a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, where he was a faithful servant and a member of the Good News Sunday School Class and Men's Prayer Breakfast. Mr. Person served his country during the Vietnam War and was a retired truck driver, and a very wonderful dad and papa. We love you.

Special thanks goes out to Tommy Harrison for being a faithful friend and caregiver, and also to Lester Person, for being a special brother in kind.

The family requests that memorials be made to Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 752 Stoney Creek Church Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Service, and condolences to the family may be made through www.evergreenmemorialservice.com.


Published in Obituaries on July 7, 2013 11:35 AM