Rev. Lonnie R. Armstrong

Published 6:52 pm Saturday, April 18, 2015

PENDLETON – Rev. Lonnie R. Armstrong, age 88 of Pendleton, NC, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC.

Rev. Armstrong was born May 13, 1926 in Nash County, NC, the son of the late Joshua Lawrence Armstrong and Eula Mae Shearin Armstrong. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean H. Armstrong; his son, Dan Armstrong; a brother, Leon Armstrong; and two sisters, Margaret Louise Edwards and Ruby Davis.

Rev. Armstrong served in country in the US Army during World War II and at the time of discharge had the rank of Staff Sergeant. He graduated from Southeastern Seminary.

He was ordained October 1968 and licensed in February 1968. He served a two church field in Castalia, NC. In 1974 he began to serve as pastor of Galatia Baptist Church for the next twelve and one half years. He went on to serve as Director of Missions for the West Chowan Baptist Associations.

He is survived by his daughter, Marty A. Woodard and her husband Dennis of Severn, NC; his daughter-in-law, Lita S. Armstrong of Spring Hope, NC; four grandchildren, Callie and Jeanann Woodard, Molly A. Jones and Fred Simmons; and one brother, Willie Armstrong of Rocky Mount, NC.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Galatia Baptist Church with the Rev. David Foster, the Rev. James Hester and the Rev. Mark Corbett officiating. Burial will follow at Severn Cemetery.

Flowers are welcomed, however memorial contributions may be made to Galatia Baptist Church or Chowan University.

Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting