John David Maisenhelder

March 25, 1948 - March 4, 2014
John David Maisenhelder

John David Maisenhelder, 65 of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

John was born in Philadelphia on March 25, 1948. He was preceded in death by his father John Maisenhelder, and was a member of Southside Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. He was on the worship praise team. He served his country in the U.S Marine Corp , received degrees from Southeastern Theological Seminary as well a a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and worked for the Methodist home for children as a family preservation specialist. He was a Martial Artist with a 7th degree black belt which was his passion. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart.soul and mind and endevered to immulate HIM in all he did. He loved his church family and was friends to all.

Memorial Celebration of Life ceremony held 10 AM Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Southside Baptist Church 3320 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years Barbara Maisenhelder, daughter Patricia Hope,of Wilmington, mother Bess Maisenhelder,sister Tammy Maisenhelder of N. Augusta SC , brother Ken Maisenhelder of Greenvillle, SC, and his 7 month joy of his life granddaughter Diana Marie Maisenhelder.

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  • March 08, 2014
    Leah Register says:
    He was a great warrior in life and in Christ. As my sensei, mentor and dear friend, he will be greatly missed. Thank you for everything!

  • April 05, 2016
    Parent says:
    Child Molester!!!!

  • March 06, 2014
    Heather DeVane Ratliff says:
    Lifting all of the family up in prayer. Remembering the great memories of Mr. John when he was my pastor at Corinth Baptist Church.

  • March 06, 2014
    Ann Parker Carpenter says:
    I was so sorry to hear of John's sickness and death. Please know I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. May you all feel the arms of our Precious Savior wrapped around you in the days ahead! Much love, Ann

  • March 06, 2014
    Chris and Sam Knowles says:
    Ms. Barbara and family, all of you are in our prayers. Mr. John's passing was a complete shock. You will be in our thoughts as you go through this tough time. We will remember the good times with him when he was at Corinth. We love you.