OBITUARY

Rev. Billy Lee Hacker

20 November, 196718 September, 2021
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Pastor Billy Lee Hacker, age 53, of New Bern, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 18, 2021. "Hack," as he was often called by family and friends, accomplished so much through our Lord Jesus Christ. He was a soul winner, man of God, Pastor and Shepherd at Vanceboro Free Will Holiness Church and friend to all who knew him. He was a wonderful loving husband, father, papa, brother, uncle and cousin who will be greatly missed. He was always so full of life and lived life to the fullest. In the words of 2 Timothy 4:7, we know that Pastor Billy has "fought a good fight, finished his course, and has kept the faith."

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Hurshell Hacker, Sr. and Mary Emma Hacker.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Edwards Barrow Hacker; children, Johnny Barrow (Jennifer) and Jessica Fulcher (John); brothers, Hurshell Hacker, Jr. (Alice), Lash Hacker (Ann), Bobby Hacker (Tina), Willie Hacker (Pam); sisters,Sadie Bradley (Brian), Marie Favreau (Eric), and Lillie Delph (Chris); grandchildren, Julie, Johnny III, Jaylee, and Jaxon.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects and view Pastor Hacker between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23rd in the sanctuary of Vanceboro Free Will Holiness Church. Due to COVID-19, the family will not be receiving guests during this time.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 24th at the covered shelter behind Vanceboro Free Will Holiness Church. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating. In the interest of keeping everyone safe, please limit physical interaction, maintain social distancing and wear masks when in the presence of the family.

Cotten Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and friends of Pastor Billy Hacker.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 23 September , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 24 September , 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, 24 September , 2021

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Vicki Watson

26 September 2021

Bro Billy was loved & appreciated dearly.He will
truly be missed.My condolences & prayers to the family.

Dusty Edwards

24 September 2021

Hack will be missed by lots. My prayers to the family

Dan and Terri Martin

23 September 2021

Our condolences to the family of Billy. We Loved him as a Pastor, brother, cousin and friend. He lightened our lives no matter the situation. We will pray for comfort to his wife, children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters and all that knew and Loved Him. Remember, Billy is with Jesus praising his name!!

Samantha Hill

23 September 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Billy was a great friend and neighbor to everyone who knew him. He never met a person that he couldn't help and will be greatly missed . My family will miss seeing him out in the field or yard working hard as always and talking about changes to different things. God has gained another angel who was a man of god and devoted man to the word . Hack we will miss you and it's not goodbye its see you later .

Judy Anderson

22 September 2021

This truly a servant of God that shall be missed. I remember you as a good hearted person who always worried and cared for his flock,and anyone he encountered. THK U FOR UR OBEDIENCE IN UR SERVICE TO GOD. LOVE YALL

Angela Hardee

22 September 2021

We're so very sorry for the Families loss & we are praying for the Family! πŸ™πŸ˜ͺ We got the call we were heartbroken & in disbelief. He was Always on Fire for the Lord, he walked, Talked, Preached, Sang, Witnessed, he was all about Jesus. He was a Awesome Godly Man, Pastor, Husband, Father, Papa, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Loved his wife, family, friends, church & Loved Jesus! He will definitely be missed! His Walking the street of Gold, Shouting & Rejoicing with Jesus. Much Hugs, Love & Prayers To The Family! πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ’–

Carolyn Williams

21 September 2021

There are no words for how we feel. Feel like it is a dream and I can't wake up .Bro Billy will be greatly missed he was a wonderful blessed Pastor. The Lord broke the mold when he maded Bro .Billy there is no one that can take his place he was the best.We all are hurting. We are praying for Sis Mary and the family that the Lord will give them strength to go on and peace with the knowledge that the Lord is coming soon we need to get ready and stay ready for the Lord is coming soon.

Sharon Lewis

21 September 2021

Brother Billy will be greatly missed not only at church services, but in all of our hearts. He always had time to speak with a person in need or pray for them and with them. What a privilege to have been able to worship with him & Sister Mary. He always used to say " he can not do what he did for the LORD without his Wife by his side." He was a true devoted man to our JESUS. He also used to say in church " one of those days my soul is going to be free from this flesh and I will really k now what living is like. "Love and prayers to all this family, church family and friends. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Shelton Jethro

21 September 2021

Brother Billy was a close friend to me. Not long after he became my Pastor, I became terminaly I'll. Brother Billy prayed with me, encouraging visits. I say God heard and answered those prayers. I am healed to day. I give credit to all who kept me in prayer. My oncologist said my healing was all God!!! Medical science played no part, since there was no cure. I praise God for my faithful Pastor Billy Hacker. Also his wonderful Wife Mary Hacker. I love my church family. Let us keep the faith.

Kim Toler

21 September 2021

Pastor Billy is now with our Lord Jesus Christ, I know he is walking hand and hand with him down the streets of gold. We lost our Shepard that day and a family lost there loved one, Pastor Billy and his wife he truly loved Sister Mary have been there for me many of hard times, I know he well still be watching over his flock and he well always be in our hearts. I have been to many Churches in my lifetime, between Sunday service's, weddings and funerals, and I can attest that he was the best, I have never had or seen a Pastor enjoy being a speaker for God then Pastor Billy, he had the spirit in him and he could spread it thru his flock, he has
taught me, I have laugh and cried, with his preaching, he is a well loved man by many and I don't know how he can be replaced. My deepest condolences and prayers for his family, and the lucky ones like me to who know him, sending prayers and love

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