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Lonnie Sexton

September 3, 1942 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Lonnie Sexton Obituary

Lonnie Sexton, Jr, age 81, died Saturday, January 6, 2024, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  He was born on September 3, 1942, in Chatham County, North Carolina to the late Lonnie Sexton, Sr and Ruby Chambers Sexton.  He is predeceased by his parents, daughter, Yvette Sexton, grandson, Trevor James Eno, and sister, Dorothy Sexton Thomas.

Surviving Lonnie is his wife, Sandra Lawson Sexton of 58 years, son, Chad Sexton, daughter, Yvonne Sexton Goldston (Anthony), grandchildren, Terrell Goldston (Lendy), Dillon Goldston, great grandchildren, Faith Goldston, Nova Goldston, Camryn Gray, sister, Lillie (Hurbert) Ferguson, nieces, and nephews.

Lonnie was a lifetime resident of Chatham County, North Carolina and was an animal control officer (dog warden) in the Chatham County Sheriff Department, a jailer for the Chatham County Jail in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and a Lieutenant in the UNC Chapel Hill Campus Police where he retired. Lonnie also served in the National Guard as a Sergeant. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, and golf.  Dancing and karaoke were also among his interests as well as enjoying time with family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

The Visitation will be Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory from 1:00Pm-1:50Pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Donaldson Funeral Home Griffin Chapel on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 2:00Pm and a burial will follow immediately at Merritt’s Chapel Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Reverend Bob Wachs and Dr. Wesley Thomas will be presiding.

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January 13, 2024

1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Funeral Service
January 13, 2024

2:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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January 13, 2024

3:15 PM
Merritt's Chapel UMC
1090 Farrington Point Road


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