Jay Ronald King

March 18, 1945 - November 19, 2022
Jay Ronald King

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Jay Ronald King, age 77 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Jay was born in Detroit, MI on March 18, 1945, to the late Jay Bryan King and Marie Stevens King.

Jay graduated from Campbell University with a Degree in Education and impacted the lives of many students during his teaching and coaching career in the New Hanover and Pender County schools.  He earned his Doctorate Degree in Divinity from Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary. He was honored to be able to teach Seminary classes and to speak God’s Truth and Life into the lives of his students.

Jay was a lifelong teacher, learner and avid reader but most of all a loving and devoted husband, and an amazing Father and Grandfather.

He was a member of Kingdom Impact Church of Wilmington where he loved serving as a small group leader.

Jay is survived by his wife of 54 years, Johanna Peterson King; children:  Kimberly King Taylor, Curtis Bryan King (Jamie), and Micah Jay King (Lindsay); grandchildren: Sarah King, Hannah Taylor, Andrew King, Ellie King and Eli King.

Funeral services are planned for 12 noon Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation led by Rev. Doug Faulk. Jay will be laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The live stream of the funeral service can be viewed by clicking HERE.

The family will see friends one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

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  • November 25, 2022
    Annette L Pender says:
    My name is Annette Pender. Dr. Jay's daughter Kim is an amazing friend of mine. I have called Dr. Jay by the name Dr. Jay when I first had the opportunity to spend time with Kim's family. I did not know he had a Doctorate degree. I looked up to him as a great Dad! He always made me feel welcome, was kind, and always so knowledgeable. I felt like one of He and Johanna's kids. I will never forget the impact He, Johanna, and Kim has had on my life. Love bunches Annette!

  • November 24, 2022
    Obadiah Immanuel Taylor says:
    My condolences to his family may his love shine on his family

  • November 24, 2022
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  • November 24, 2022
    Lewis Tena says:
    Praying for comfort and peace for you all !