Reverend James Roy Hines, Sr.

August 13, 1945 - September 20, 2023
Reverend James Roy Hines, Sr.

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Reverend James Roy Hines, Sr., a dedicated Methodist Minister and beloved member of the Wilmington community, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2023, in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. He was born on August 13, 1945, in Wilmington, making him 78 years old at the time of his passing.

James was a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many through his work in both DuPont and as a Methodist Minister for over 30 years. His commitment to serving others was evident in everything he did, from his professional endeavors to his personal interests.

In his spare time, James found joy in golfing, fishing, and baseball. He was an avid supporter of the Atlanta Braves and loved nothing more than watching and cheering on his favorite team. Additionally, he proudly served in the United States Army as a Veteran.

James was a family man, and his dedication to his loved ones was unparalleled. He worked tirelessly to support his family, ensuring their well-being and happiness. His own pursuit of knowledge and spiritual growth led him to attend Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and received an Associate of Religion/Church Ministries and attended Seminary College at Duke University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree.

James is survived by his children, James Roy Hines, Jr., of Sneads Ferry, NC, Randy Neil Hines and wife Stephanie of Willard, NC, and Gina Ray Locklear of Wilmington. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him dearly.

Preceding James in death are his parents, Garland Henry Hines and Louise Merritt Hines, as well as his loving wife of over 59 years, Jean Charles Hines, and his brother, Norman Hines.

Friends and family will have an opportunity to pay their respects during a visitation on Sunday, September 24, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home.

Services to honor and celebrate James’s life will be conducted at Wilmington Funeral Chapel on Monday, September 25, 2023, at 12 Noon. The Reverend Jacob Lewis will officiate the funeral service, followed by interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

There will have a brief period after the service to share with the family or you can visit our website at to share your stories and comments with the family.

Donations & Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Life Care Center/Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Life Care Center, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Reverend James Roy Hines, Sr. will forever be remembered for his unwavering faith, compassionate spirit, and profound impact on the lives of those he served. His memory will continue to inspire and uplift all who were fortunate enough to know him. May he rest in eternal peace.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Service 1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • September 26, 2023
    Sherry W. Kittrell says:
    Prayers for you all. Remember the good times and strive to live each day as if it is your last. Keep the ones you love close in your heart and tell them often how much they mean to you.

  • September 24, 2023
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  • September 23, 2023
    Uncle Gene and Aunt Pat Gerald. says:
    Randy and Stephanie, sorry to hear about Mr. Hines. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  • September 22, 2023
    Patricia Hite says:
    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and comfort to you and your family.

  • September 22, 2023
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