John Allen Sturdivant

June 23, 1952 ~ February 22, 2022 (age 69)


Mr. John A. Sturdivant, 69, of Aberdeen, North Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at his residence in Aberdeen, North Carolina.  

John Allen Sturdivant departed this life the evening of February 22, 2022.  He was born to Dannie Lee Sturdivant Sr. and Mabel Rebecca Walden Sturdivant on June 23, 1952; which both preceded him in death.

John had two brothers to precede him in death; Dannie Lee Sturdivant Jr. and Michael Theodore Sturdivant, both of Southern Pines, NC.

On Oct. 21, 1994, he was joined in holy matrimony to Dorothy Thomas.  As a result of this union, John gained four step children.

John enjoyed working with horses and spent his life working at various stables in the area.  He was a loyal member of Full Gospel Holiness Church in the Midway Community of Aberdeen, North Carolina, where he served as Trustee and Sunday school superintendent for several years. John was a faithful servant; dedicated to helping other from his heart.

John was a devoted loving husband, papa, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend. He loved the Lord and showed God's love to all.

John leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife; Dorothy Sturdivant;  two daughters, Joyce Thomas, Katrina Williams (Brandy), both of Aberdeen NC; two sons Pastor Eric Thomas (Lesley) Benson NC, Shabar Thomas of Aberdeen NC; eight grand-children; one sister, Linda Sturdivant Cameron (Lewis) of Cameron, NC; six Sister-in-laws, Bobbyette Sturdivant of Southern Pines NC, Shirley Byrd Sturdivant of Pinehurst NC, Glenda Thomas of Lakeview NC, Mary Hall of Southern Pines NC, Blondine Utley(James) of West End NC, Patricia Foxx(Lawrence) of Dunn NC;  three brothers in-laws, Dennis Thomas of Pinebluff NC, Wesley Thomas of Durham NC and James Thomas Southern Pines NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Please keep the family and friends of Mr. John Allen Sturdivant in your thoughts and prayers.

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Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, North Carolina.

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 Service Program


Walk Through Viewing
March 1, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
McLeod Funeral Home
310 Courtland Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

March 2, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Full Gospel Holiness Church
860 Midway Road
Aberdeen, NC 28315

Funeral Service
March 2, 2022

2:00 PM
Full Gospel Holiness Church
860 Midway Road
Aberdeen, NC 28315

Interment following funeral service
March 2, 2022

Mt. Hope Cemetery
405 W Morganton Rd
Southern Pines, NC 28387

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