A former county commissioner and a community activist in Pitt County has died.
Bishop Randy Royal passed away Sunday from continued complications from a stroke he had in 2005. He was 63 years old.
The New Bern native became pastor of the Philippi Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in 1982, and helped grow the church to more than 2500 members.
He served one term on the Pitt County Board of Commissioners, and was also on the Pitt County Memorial Hospital board as well as on the county health board. (Source: Read more)
My condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Bishop Randy Royal Greenville NC.
I have been knowing my friend, my brother a hard fighting soldier since the late 80’s. I met him through Black Workers For Justice and then CAR. He loved people and stood up for those whom did not, would not or were afraid to stand up for themselves.
Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”
Song: Soon I Will Be Done With The Troubles Of This World – Rev. James Cleveland