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Mr. Wilford Odell Hamlin

Passed 11/16/2019

Obituary for Mr. Wilford Odell Hamlin

Wilford Odell Hamlin, 83, departed this life Saturday morning, November 16, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point Medical Center. He was born February 13, 1936 in High Point, NC to the late Grace Hamlin and Jack Rice. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Gertrude Ford and Pansy Embry.

Wilford was a dedicated employee at Walmart before his health began to decline. In 1983, He became a faithful member of Word of Life Tabernacle. Wilford loved God, his pastor and his church. Because of his great love and commitment for the church, he founded the Word of Life TV Ministry in 1986. Wilford was also known as “The Lazarus of Word of Life.” After an unforgettable experience, he was unable to continue recording with his camera; but he took his commitment and made a vow to “never miss a Sunday opening up!”

He leaves to cherish his fond memories, his wife, friend, and partner of 45 years, Denise Hamlin; son, Ronnie Porter of High Point; two daughters, Bronna Davis of Greensboro and Shonda Davis of the home; six grandchildren, Eric, Maurice, Kennedy, William, Aaron, and Jiyah; three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Joi, and Janiyah; his favorite cousin, Ida LeGrande; and his best friend, Mr. Jack Simmons; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Word of Life Tabernacle, 1801 Deep River Road. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

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