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 13, 2022
    AMEGBOR Linda says:
    The life of our dear brother Denys is a great testimony of love to His Saviour Jesus - Christ. In this, he bas been a beautiful example for us. I will keep praying for his family. May they be godly comforted. From Paris, FRANCE

  • August 13, 2022
    Ginette says:
    My deepest condolences to you Kerri and all the whole of the children. May you receive the perfect comfort from our Lord and Saviour Jesus ! May He strenghten, bless and keep you!

  • August 13, 2022
    Ginette says:
    Farewell my brother in Christ and friend in the Lord; may your soul rest in perfect peace !

  • August 13, 2022
    Suzanne Agboli lit a candle:
    Lit since August 13, 2022 at 8:28:45 AM

  • August 12, 2022
    Eric BAWA (Jeunesse en Jésus- j2) says:
    FAREWELL ADIEU MY BRO DENYS / Brazzaville CONGO Central Africa