Two funerals for murdered pastor's wife

June 10, 2008 5:19:03 PM PDT
The wife of a Raleigh pastor was laid to rest Tuesday.

Rosemary Wynn, the wife of Rev. Sam Wynn, was found badly beaten in her home last last week.

Authorities named Rev. Wynn a person of interest in his wife's death. He is the pastor of Holland United Methodist Church.

Methodist Bishop Al Gwinn recently decided to promote Wynn to Fayetteville superintendent within the Methodist Church..

Even with a murder investigation, Gwinn says that promotion will still take effect July 1. He will act as a pastor to pastors..

"He's greatly respected," Bishop Gwinn said. "And Sam has demonstrated again and again, but especially here at Holland's, his effectiveness as a leader."

So far, the church is leaving the question about their pastor to law enforcement..

No charges have been filed in the case.

Two separate services were held for Rosemary. One was a funeral in Wake County and the other was a memorial service in Bladen County.

Rosemary's family did not attend the Wake County funeral, which was held at Holland United Methodist Church where Wynn has been pastor since June 2005.


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