Michael Richard Barnhill

July 20, 1973 - October 16, 2018
Michael Richard Barnhill

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Michael Richard Barnhill,45, of Castle Hayne, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Born in New Hanover County, July 20, 1973, a son of Darline Hilby Aman and the late Daniel David Barnhill, he was a lifelong resident who had been employed in law enforcement.

Besides his mother, Darline, he is survived by his step-father, Dennis Aman; his sister, Carol Kennedy and her husband Ronnie; his brothers, Daniel Barnhill and Dennis W. Aman, several nieces and nephews, and close friends, Amanda Greene and Brian Matthews.

His family will receive relatives and friends 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the Kennedy family home at 1623 Kennedy Road in Wilmington.

Share condolences to the family at wilmingtoncares.com.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to  the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.org) or to the New Hanover County Humane Society.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.


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  • October 19, 2018
    Cassandra Bell MCES says:
    To the Dear family n friends of Mike I knew him to be a very humble,funny guy who Im gonna miss on the job daily but just always remember he will forever live bc the work he has done helping n repairing the hearts of others in his own special way are his sweet memories living forever...Rest on Mike❤

  • November 12, 2018
    Jennifer Kirby says:
    I am sorry for your loss. I just found out about Michael passing away. He was a kind person and friend. He would do anything for you. I am blessed to have met him at the Monday a Night Bible Study that we both attended over 20 years ago. I am glad that I have been able to keep in touch with him all these years. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • November 12, 2018
    Jennifer Kirby says:
    I am sorry for your loss. I just found out about Michael passing away. I met him when I lived in Wilmington at the Monday Night Bible Study. Michael was a kind person and friend. He would do anything for you. I was able to keep touch with him over the years and am blessed to have known him. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • October 31, 2018
    Nancy Frossard says:
    Condolences to the family. Praying God’s comfort to you. Michael, I am heart broken. You shined so brightly fo so long. You helped so many others I see, including me! I know you are shining now still, and happy. I wish I could have done more. I’m sorry, Michael. You were a better friend. You were always so loved, and now you know that.

  • October 22, 2018
    Jon Knoll says:
    I'm honored to have known such a fine man. Michael was a very kind fella and I respected him. He gave me a hand up at a time on my life when not many would. Michael was affectionately known by some nicknames, but Friend is the only one worth knowing. Michael was the best back up an officer could have in the Line. Michael was also the best back up a friend could have. I wish I could have known him better over the years. I know he loved his family and he had strong values. If you were lucky enough to call him friend, then you were his family too. The citizens and Sheriff's Department of Pender County will have a void, that won't soon be filled. Thank You Michael, R.I.P. My Friend.