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Peggy Jean Richards

August 9, 1937 - March 15, 2017

Peggy Jean Richards, age 79, of Wilmington, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born August 9, 1937 in Wilmington, the daughter of Raleigh Brown and Mandy Benton Brown.

Peggy is survived by her husband Linwood, her daughter Sandra Johnson and three sons Gerry Naylor (Brenda), Ronald Naylor (Judy), Hugh Naylor (Brenda); niece Linda Heikkila, she loved and took care of her niece Wanda Sue Raynor. She is also survived by her grandchildren Wendy Spivey, Lee Carroll, Gary Naylor, Michael Naylor and Nicole Memory; and 10 great grandchildren.

Together with her parents she was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers.

Peggy was a member of the Pine Valley Church of God and then became a longtime member of the Castle Hayne Church of God. She loved singing with Andy Ottaway and Harmony, along with the Paul Brown Singers. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, taking care of her family and being in Gods house with her Christian family.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 20, 2017, from 12PM till 1PM at the Castle Hayne Church of God, 60 Crowatan Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429. A service to celebrate Peggy’s life will follow at 1PM, Reverend Andrew Ottaway officiating.

Interment will be in the Richards Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials made to the Castle Hayne Church of God in Peggy’s memory would be greatly appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 20, 2017, from 12PM till 1PM at the Castle Hayne Church of God, 60 Crowatan Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429.


Service Information

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

A service to celebrate Peggy’s life will be held at 1PM, at the Castle Hayne Church of God, 60 Crowatan Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429. Reverend Andrew Ottaway officiating.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers memorials made to the Castle Hayne Church of God in Peggy’s memory would be greatly appreciated.


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