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Wriston Lee Deese

June 9, 1948 — April 25, 2017

Wriston Lee Deese

Wriston Lee Deese, 68, of Rockingham, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Pruitt Healthcare in Rockingham. Mr. Deese was born June 9, 1948 in Richmond County, a son of the late Dewey Dawson and Lois Yandle Deese. He attended Outreach for Jesus and had been a service station manager. He was best known for his street ministry, where he was called the mailbox preacher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Deese. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Threadgill Deese of the home; daughter, Sherry Ann Webb of Fayetteville; 4 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brother, Gary Deese of Aberdeen and nieces and nephews, Gary Deese, Jr., Wayne Deese, Kathy VanBoskerck, Laura Dick, Teresa Hardy and Lisa Threadgill. Funeral services will be at 3 pm Sunday at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham with Bishop Marvin Taylor and Rev. Walter Newton officiating. Interment will follow in Eastside Cemetery. The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Saturday at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham and at other times at the home of Patricia Adams, 129 Sycamore Lane, Hamlet. Memorials may be made to Easterseals, Attn Online Giving Coordinator, 141 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste 1400 A, Chicago, IL 60604.
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