Komi Kodjovi

May 15, 1971 - August 5, 2022
Komi  Kodjovi


Komi “Denys” Kodjovi was born May 15, 1971 in Togo Africa.  He died on Friday August 5, 2022 after a battle with ALS.

On April 19, 2008, he married Kerri LeAnne Hoover in Nebraska.  Komi’s story is only 51 years long but his life and witness about the faithfulness of Jesus spans across the globe. Born in a mountain town in Togo West Africa, he was raised by his mother and grandmother. Komi’s father passed away when he was young.  Komi moved to the city and earned a master’s degree in Natural Science.  While studying he also became involved in a Christian Ministry for college-age students.   The ministry became a passion in his life and he led prayer meetings that have touched lives around the world.  In 2000, he moved to the United States living in New York, Utah, Nebraska and Kansas.   After various jobs, he became employed by Lowe’s serving with them for many years.  In 2007,  he met his wife Kerri.   They embarked on a life together living in the Kansas City area.

They were soon blessed with Zachary, Rebecca, Jean- Paul and David.   In 2019, the family moved to Hampstead North Carolina.   Besides his family and his Lord,   Komi had interests in world news, sports especially soccer and the outdoors.   Komi loved the beach.  He found great peace sitting at the water’s edge and thinking that his home was just on the other side of the water.

Today he dances with Jesus rejoicing and anticipating the arrival of his loved ones in Christ.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday August 12, 2022 at Grace Community Church of Topsail in Hampstead, with burial to follow in SeaLawn Cemetery Hampstead. The family will see friends one hour prior to to service.

The family suggest memorial be directed to The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter 4 N. Blount Street # 200 Raleigh, NC 27601.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation; Hampstead Chapel. 910.791.9099.



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  • August 17, 2022
    Viviane Bawa says:
    My deepest condolences. From Viviane Bawa.

  • August 15, 2022
    Turner Kpegba lit a candle:
    Lit since August 15, 2022 at 8:53:23 AM

  • August 14, 2022
    Lola And Family says:
    Denys, may God grant you eternal rest. Kerri, Denys was a wonderful loving man, created in the image of God. May God be your Rock through these turbulent times. May He continue to show you the way, for your children, family, friends, and Denys’s family and friends. “Be still and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10”). Praying ceaselessly for you all. 🙏🏽 🙏🏽 Lola and Family

  • August 14, 2022
    Lola K (“Be Still and know that I am God” 🙏🏽 - Ps. 46:10) lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2022 at 8:14:16 PM

  • August 13, 2022
    Vincent Toviaku says:
    My deepest condolences to you children and wife of Denys. Your father and husband Denys will remain a valiant soldier of God through his life. May Jehovah Jireh console you all. Östringen /Germany