Hamilton Funeral Chapel
726 S Tarboro
Wilson, NC 27893


Henry Armstrong, Jr.

May 29, 1936 - May 21, 2014

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Mr. Henry Armstrong, Jr., age 78, of 7338 Harts Acres Court, Elm City, NC, transitioned from labor to reward, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his residence.

Mr. Armstrong, was the son of the late Mr. Henry Armstrong, Sr. and Mrs. Minnie Barnes Armstrong, and was born May 29, 1936, in Wilson County, North Carolina.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 317 Beauvue Road, Elm City, North Carolina. Rev. Roderick Tillery will officiate. Interment will follow at Armstrong Family Cemetery, Elm City, North Carolina.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Mary and Rosella, four brothers: Clarence, David, Daniel, and Fred, Sr., and a loving, faithful four-legged best friend: "AC".

Mr. Armstrong attended Turner"s Elementary and Frederick Douglas High School in Elm City, North Carolina. He futhered his education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, earning a Bachelor's degree and North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina, earning a Master's degree. Soon after, he was drated into the United States Army and served his country with pride before beginning his career as an Educator. He was a Teacher, a Principal and an Administrator for the Orange County School System and served as Principal Supervisor for Durham Technical Community College Adult Education and Continuing Education Programs. Here he met the love of his life, Bertha, with whom he fathered one son, De'Christian Phillips. Heary loved nothing more than being a Dad and until death, he fathered with utmost joy....from diapers to college.

Mr. Armstrong served his community as a Sertoman, a Mason, a Shriner, a Notary, and all the while, a Blue Ribbon, Sweet Potato, Pie Farmer--who loved classical music. He loved kids, his family and openly professed to love God Almighty. While in Hillsborough, North Carolina, he joined Mount Bright Free Will Baptist Church, but after retirement, moved home and helped to rebuild Little Union Primitive Baptist Church, Town Creek, North Carolina.

Preious memories of his legacy are cherished and shared by; Elder Bertha Phillips of Winterville, North Carolina; a son: Jr. Deacon De'Christian Phillips of Winterville, North Carolina; one Godson: Mr. Edward Kearnel of Guilford County, North Carolina; a devoted sister: Ms. Louise Armstrong of the home; one brother: Mr. Nathan Armstrong (Fannie) of Hampton, Virginia; a devoted nephew and caregiver: Mr. Milton Douglas Armstrong of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews whom loved him dearly, and a close and faithful cousin: Mr. Robert Barnes of Stone Mountain, Georgia.

A public viewing will take place on Friday from 2:00-7:00 pm with the family present from 6:00-7:00 pm at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 Tarboro Street SW. Wilson, North Carolina. All other times the family will receive friends at the residence where they will assemble one hour prior to the service in preparation of the funeral procession.