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Evangelist Rhonda Faye (Kornegay) Grimes

May 27, 1958 ~ October 5, 2018 (age 60)
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"But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thine ministry. For I am now ready to to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

II Timothy 4:5-8

We, the staff and management of Charles Edwards Funeral Home & Cremations, mourn with the Kornegay-Grimes family in the death of Evangelist Rhonda Faye Kornegay-Grimes, age 60, Winterville, NC, who transitioned on October 5, 2018 at Vidant Medical Center.

Rhonda was born May 27, 1958 to the late William B. Chapman and Minnie Bell Kornegay. On October 5, 2018, God called Rhonda home.

Rhonda attended Pitt County Schools. She was a hard worker and loved to help the elderly as well as others.

Rhonda dedicated her life to Christ at the age of 27. She was later ordained as a minister and then moved up to being an evangelist. Rhonda touched the lives of many people; her smile would shine and warm your hearts.

Rhonda never met a stranger. She always told it like it was, and she never held anything back. One of her most memorable sermons was, “What In Hell Do You Want”. Heaven has gained a true woman of God, and a great prayer warrior.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William B. Chapman and Minnie Bell Kornegay; two sisters, Fannie Mae Kornegay and Eva Mae Kornegay; two brothers, Bobbie Kornegay and James Kornegay.


Rhonda is survived by her two sons, Terrance Kornegay of Warsaw, NC, and Michael Kornegay of Winterville, NC; four brothers, John Chapman, Wayne Chapman, Chester Kornegay, and Jesse Kornegay; two sisters, Mildred Council and Barbara Locust; one grandson, Michael Kornegay Jr.; one granddaughter, Makayla Best; one godson, Robert Johnson, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


The family will be receiving friends at the residence, 2446 Apt B Bullock St. Winterville, NC.

Condolences may be faxed to 252-746-0990 or emailed to

Please keep the Kornegay-Grimes family in your thoughts and prayers during these days of bereavement!

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