Cecil C. Colwell

April 27, 1934 - November 23, 2008
Cecil C. Colwell

Cecil C. Colwell, 74, of Wilmington died Sunday November 23, 2008 at Britthaven of North Chase.

Cecil was born April 27, 1934, the son of the late Claude and Edith Self Colwell. He served in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper.

Surviving Mr. Colwell are Barbara his wife of 54 years ; his son David James Colwell of Raleigh; his daughter Susan Colwell Willetts and her husband Dale of Wilmington; brothers Calvin Colwell and Jay Brown; sisters Ola Mae Greene, Grace Miller and Gladys Barnes; grandson Chuck Willetts and wife Elizabeth of Pembroke Pines, Florida and their children Caleb and Emma Willetts; and granddaughter Jessica Willetts of Wilmington.

A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 p.m Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at Bethany Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Bobby Schwart will officiate. The family will gather in the fellowship hall after the service to greet friends.

We know Cecil is in Heaven with his Lord and Savior whom he loves very much.

The family would like to give a very special thanks to the staff of Britthaven for all the support and love they have shown over the years.

The family would like memorial donations in lieu of flowers to be made to the American Heart Association.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • November 25, 2008
    michael wyatt says:
    Rest in Peace Mr. Colwell. I'll always remember you. You used to make me and David laugh so much when we were kids. I know you will make everyone in Heaven laugh too. God Bless you Mrs. Colwell, David, Susan, and family. Your Friend always, Michael Wyatt