Kevin D. Whitley, 44, of Middlesex went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on April 17, 1969 to JoAnne Whitley and the late Ronnie F. Whitley.
He was a member of the Middlesex Church of God where he enjoyed being a servant of the Lord, serving as greeter and usher, and helped with maintenance. He was very helpful to the Seniors with their fundraisers. He also volunteered many hours and helped with the construction of several churches in the Dominican Republic. Although other organs failed, his HEART OF GOLD did not! This was evident by the overwhelming love shown to him.
He is survived by his only son, Tyler Kevin Whitley; Tyler’s mother, Wendy B. Whitley; mother, JoAnne Whitley; sisters, Rhonda Mace and husband, Wayne of Middlesex; Sherri Waddell and husband, Wayne of Rock Ridge; nieces, Lauren and Logan Waddell; grandmothers, Betty S. Hopkins and Joyce Whitley; who know what a special place they held in his heart; beloved friend, Paige Pace Rogers, who kept her promise to never leave his side; her daughter, Ashtyn; and special friend, Andi Carroll. Kevin was loved by countless aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his granddaddys, Doliver Hopkins and Floyd Whitley, who provided endless support after the death of his father.
A Celebration of Kevin’s life will be held at the Middlesex Church of God on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service, and other times at Kevin’s home, 10792 Burgess Road, Middlesex, NC.
Per Kevin’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for the college fund of his only son, Tyler Kevin Whitley. Checks should be made payable to The Tyler Whitley College Fund, c/o Middlesex Church of God, 5407 S. NC Highway 231, Middlesex, NC 27557.
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net