James “Jim” Warren Lennon

October 28, 1943 - September 22, 2022
James “Jim” Warren Lennon

James “Jim” Warren Lennon, age 78 of Riegelwood, NC, sadly passed away at Novant Health/New Hanover Regional Medical Center on September 22, 2022.

Jim was born on October 28, 1943 in New Hanover County to the late James Edison and Lydia Mae Lennon.

Jim was a devoted family man. He was gregarious, welcoming, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He married the love of his life, Nancy, in 1963 and they had 59 wonderful years together. Jim and Nancy were both talented musicians; Nancy playing the piano and Jim mastering the guitar and singing. He was the Music Director at Riegelwood Baptist Church for over 30 years using his talents to honor and glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He had an amazing memory as well, memorizing and reciting long passages such as “Brother Ire”, “The Christmas Guest”, and “Touch of the Master’s Hand.”

Jim is survived by his adoring wife of 59 years Nancy Peterson Lennon, his cherished children Jeffrey Warren Lennon (Alisa) and Jill Lennon Applewhite (Benjie); grandchildren James Lennon, Jessica Lennon, Adam Applewhite (Sandra), Rebecca Hester (Jared), Leanne Applewhite, and great grandchildren Isabella Applewhite, A.J. Applewhite, William Applewhite, Ali Applewhite and Logan Hester, as well as many other extended family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Jim is predeceased by both his aforementioned parents, along with his brother Robert E. (Bobby) Lennon and sister-in-law Geraldine; his sister, J. Elaine Babson (Bobby).

There will be a time of Visitation at Riegelwood Baptist Church on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10:00am, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00am. All are welcome to attend.

Please leave memories and condolences for Jim’s family by signing the Tribute Wall below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Leland Chapel – 525 Village Road Leland, NC 28451 910.383.3511.


Memorial Service

Riegelwood Baptist Church
103 NC-87
Riegelwood, NC 28456

Monday, September 26, 2022
11:00 AM



Visiting Hours

Riegelwood Baptist Church - Directions
103 NC-87, Riegelwood, NC 28456
  • Monday, September 26, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • September 26, 2022
    Vickie Colvin says:
    Jill, I am so sorry about your dad. May our Heavenly Father wrap His loving arms around you and your family.

  • September 26, 2022
    Susan Pridgen says:
    Ms. Nancy, My sincere condolences to you and your family. Mr. Jimmy will be missed.

  • September 25, 2022
    Tannis Flynn Nelson says:
    Mike and I were sad to learn of the passing of Jimmy. He was such a wonderful neighbor to my parents, checking on them as they aged to see if they needed anything. He always had a smile, combined often with laughter that lifted your spirits . I’m confident his strong faith and many loving memories will bring his family peace and comfort now and in the days ahead.

  • September 25, 2022
    Ronald Russ says:
    Long time friend since childhood. Always a joy, never seen him that i didn't see a friend. A true worship leader who loved the Lord. Our prayers to Nancy and the family.

  • September 25, 2022
    Perneil gerganous says:
    Never seen Jimmy when he didn't have time for that smile and a kind word. Such a good friend and family. Hugs and prayers for all of you.