Raleigh Wayne Housand

March 11, 1951 - December 5, 2018
Raleigh Wayne Housand


Raleigh “Wayne” Housand, age 67, died December 5, 2018.

He was born March 11, 1951 to R.B.and Elua Mae Housand who proceeded him in death. He married his bride Mary Ruth on April 16,1988. Wayne was the father to three girls Tiffany Rae, Elizabeth Joy, and Esther Marie Housand. He was the dad of one son Schuylar Dane Croom. Wayne had two sisters Debbie Jackson and her husband Tim, and Lynn Housand; and one brother Ray Housand and his wife Betty. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Wayne grew up in the Wilmington area and graduated from NHHS in 1969. He worked at DuPont, many grocery stores, and Castle Hayne Auto Parts. The last job he held was at Corning inc.

Wayne loved music from a young age; if it had strings he could play it or as he’d say “If you can HUM it; I can STRUM it”. He was in many bands, from country music bands to his favorite the southern gospel band Restoration.

A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 12:00 pm at Northside Church 2501 North College Rd. The Family will have visitation one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Universal Healthcare of Brunswick in Bolivia for the wonderful care they provided to Wayne and his family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, in memory of Wayne, would be greatly appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • December 06, 2018
    Kim Bennett lit a candle:
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  • December 06, 2018
    Mike & Linda Parker says:
    So sorry for your loss, but praise the Lord Wayne is through his suffering and is now with his Lord and walking on streets of gold!!! Remembering you all in our prayers

  • December 06, 2018
    Sheila Simpson says:
    So sorry for ur loss, honey. May God grant u His peace that passes all understanding. Tho he'll be missed by those left behind, he'll be a joy to those in heaven, singing of God's grace and mercy forevermore...

  • December 06, 2018
    Amy Smith says:
    Mary Ruth I am so sorry for your loss, Wayne was a very special person, lost touch with both of you but always remember times we were together. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. God bless you and your family.