John Emil Hitchings

June 9, 1971 - January 12, 2013
John Emil Hitchings


John E. Hitchings, 41, of Leland, passed away January 12, 2013 at his residence.

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 9, 1971, the son of Donald J. Hitchings and Janice Rae Lamb.

A chef by trade, John worked in several resturants throughout his career.

Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Jennifer Ferguson Hitchings; father, Donald J. Hitchings and his wife, Sylvia of Illinos; mother, Janice R. Lamb of Florida; a brother, Donald J. Hitchings, Jr. of Illinois, two nephews, Benjamin Cobb and Zachery Snow, also his beloved pets, which gave his great pleasure and joy everyday.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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


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  • January 19, 2013
    Kingston says:
    Jennifer, Please accept my heart-felt sympathy. I will live to always remember John's last days with us shopping around, attending Christmas Eve service and just generally hanging out with you two. Remember John is in a better place now, whenever you miss him, just read John 3:16 in the bible. Peace be with you. Kingston

  • January 15, 2013
    Bob Miller says:
    Jenn, I'm really sorry for your loss. Bob

  • January 14, 2013
    Granny says:
    Jenn I am truly sorry for your loss, but what a blessing for him,and one day he will tell you all about it while showing you your new home in heaven free from pain and sorrow. He is just getting everything ready for your arrival. Please know that I am praying for you and sending all my love to you. God will lead you through this and you will be fine. Just hold on it wont be long.

  • January 14, 2013
    Susan Lee says:
    I am John's mother in law. I had the pleasure of marrying Jenn and John on the beach in Florida. I have never seen two people more in love. John was passionate about many things and Jenn was at the top of the list! He had a good kind heart and boundless compassion for the less fortunate. He was fiercely loyal and a good man. We will miss him greatly.

  • January 14, 2013
    Lisa H says:
    Jenn, you could not have picked a better picture it says it all about John. We love you and John will always be with us. Love your sister in law Lisa