Stewart Michael Hartley

March 25, 1949 - June 10, 2020
Stewart Michael Hartley

Stewart Michael (Mike) Hartley, 71 of Castle Hayne, NC., went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 10, 2020, in his home with the love of his family around him.

He was born on March 25, 1949, to the late Robert Willis Hartley and Ada Ruth Russell Hartley.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 46 years, Cheryl Hartley; Sister, Patricia Lesniewicz (Tom) of Calabash, NC and her two sons Chris and Chad, Daughters, Patti Walker (Richard) of Louisa, VA., Crystal Sampson (Ben) of Castle Hayne, NC.; Son, Bobby Hartley (Katie) of Jarvisburg, NC.; Seven grandchildren, Christopher Hartley, Caleb Lloyd, and NovaLeigh Walker, Madison and Ezekiel Sampson, Emory and Esther Hartley. He is also survived by two Uncles Bill (Mary Lou) Hartley of Oceanside, CA., Stewart (Kitty, deceased) of High Point, NC., and Aunt Louise Hartley of Winston Salem, NC, as well as many cousins.

Mike was a true man of great faith. He loved his family with complete love. He loved the Lord with all of his strength. He absolutely loved to fish. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections, a place of respect for him and a part of him that touched his life, as well as, he touched the lives of others. He also volunteered with the Seaman Center in Wilmington, NC at the Port and enjoyed sharing God’s love and shining God’s light to those that came in from many different countries. He was a member of Riley’s Creek Baptist Church in Rocky Point, NC, and served in the Bread Ministry. Mike never did serve in the Armed Forces, but you will never find a more patriotic man in your life. Mike will be deeply missed by all, but his family knows they will see him again one day in Heaven and are thankful for that promise.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Riley’s Creek Baptist Church in Rocky Point, NC Bread Ministry, Lower Cape Fear Hospice in memory of Mike Hartley Wilmington, NC., or to The Seaman Center in Wilmington, NC in memory of Mike Hartley.

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  • June 11, 2020
    Judie Mc says:
    Such a Godly man. Kind, soft spoken, gentle, sweet man of God. Thank you for all the memories and sitting and talking with my daddy wether at the house or taking time to go see him at the hospital. You were Papa to all of us. I know you’re walking the streets of gold with Jesus now....❤️ or fishing

  • June 12, 2020
    Barbara and Wayne Wilson says:
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying for your family

  • June 12, 2020
    Joshua Rooks says:
    Mike Hartley was a very good man I didn't know him very long but what I knew of him was a great man he always arrived early for the bread Ministry it was one of the last people to leave after we prepared to give up with he also made a great impact on our family by when he came to see our mom when she was going in for surgery in state what does most of the day I pray that I get to see him again in heaven he was a loving husband I loving father and a loving grandfather and he was always a very committed guy we'll all miss him, God bless

  • June 12, 2020
    Alyese Harris says:
    So many great memories of my brother, Mike Hartley! A Godly man, great husband, father, grandfather, friend, and was he kind to anyone he met. I know God is saying "well done" thy good and faithful servant. Rest in peace, my brother. ❤❤

  • June 12, 2020
    Maggie Gwynne says:
    To a very Godly husband and father! Mike and Cheryl where members of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Chesterfield VA. that is were I was friends with them. They were faithful servers for the Lord! Mike you will be missed but I know you are with the Lord. My prayers are with the family.