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Mr. Zebede Wilcox, 96, of 480 Airport Road, Garland, NC, passed away on Wednesday July 19, 2017, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 22, 2017, at 11:00am, at Garland First Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Jimmy Melvin and Rev. Dr. Louis Hackett.  Burial, with military and masonic rites will follow in Garland Community Cemetery.

Mr. Wilcox is survived by daughters, Rose Murphy, Garland, NC and Elaine Wilcox, Roseboro, NC, a sister, Frances Carr, Fayetteville, NC, 10 grandchildren and 24 grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, from 1pm until 6pm, with the family being present from 5pm until 6pm at the mortuary.

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  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Summerville-Boykin Mortuary, Inc.
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. May the grace of be with you.
    ~ Mr & Mrs Thomas E.Parker   Garland, NC
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
    Mr. Zebede was a well-known an respected man. He was very nice and kind. He will be greatly missed. He was married to my cousin Cathleen Wilcox.
    ~ Kimberly Black   Garland, NC
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017
    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. May you find strength from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ Rose L