Thomas Dean “DJ” Hartsfield II

April 6, 1989 - January 17, 2021
Thomas Dean “DJ” Hartsfield II


On Sunday, January 17th, 2021, Thomas Dean (DJ) Hartsfield II, loving son and brother, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 31.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:ooPM till 7:00PM on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

DJ was born on April 6th 1989 in Elizabeth City, NC to Dean Hartsfield and Debra Knowles. He graduated from E.A. Laney High School in 2008 and attended Cape Fear Community College and Santa Monica College respectively before working for multiple companies in mobile communications and volunteering for the sound booth at his church, Spring View Pentecostal Freewill Baptist.

DJ excelled at whatever he put his heart into be it work, hobby or life itself, but his main passions were his family, friends and drawing. He was unfailingly humble and kind. He always had a smile to give or made it his mission to get one out of others. DJ never met a stranger and always seemed to know everyone. He was known by all for his infectious laugh, quick wit and compassionate spirit. He will be missed beyond measure.

DJ was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jimmy Hartsfield and his Grandmother, Judy Hartsfield. He is survived by his father, Thomas Dean Hartsfield, his mother, Debra Renee Knowles, his sister, Tiffany Brand (Husband Jeremy), his niece Kinsley and nephew Rodney, his papa Rev. Rodney Knowles, his mema Barbara Knowles and numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be conducted on 2:00PM, Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Spring View Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church: 801 N College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405

Burial will follow the services at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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

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  • January 26, 2021
    Kathy Trammell says:
    My heart breaks for all of you. Lifting up prayers for peace and comfort during this time. Much love to all.

  • September 20, 2021
    Ellen Costner says:
    Dean, I am so very sorry to learn of your Son's passing. I'm praying for you & all His family. God bless you all. ❤

  • February 23, 2021
    Elli Reid lit a candle:
    Lit since February 23, 2021 at 2:33:17 PM

  • February 04, 2021
    Rita Hartsfield says:
    My heart aches for everyone, Rest In Peace sweet DJ

  • January 28, 2021
    Patsy and Ray Chadwick says:
    God bless the family during this hard time. May God bless and strengthen you. So sorry for your loss.