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Joseph "Jody" Kirkman Minor

September 8, 1949 — July 10, 2023


Joseph “Jody” Kirkman Minor, Jr., 73, of Bonlee, passed away Monday, July 10, 2023.

Jody was born in Guilford County on September 8, 1949, to Joseph Kirkman Minor Sr. and Ruth Ezell Perry Minor.

Mr. Minor was the Executive Director of the Mediation Network of North Carolina. He enjoyed gardening and watching the hummingbirds. He loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Jody is survived by his spouse, Gregory Scott Ford; daughter, Amanda Phillips and husband, Chris; granddaughter, Sheridan Phillips Leville; great granddaughter, Haydyn all of Bonlee; sister, Missy Cherry and husband, Mike of Raleigh; niece, Hannah Askew and husband, Jordan of Raleigh; great niece and nephew, Norah and Mack.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the staff of UNC Hospice of Pittsboro.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Minor family.

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