Peggy Sue Lara

June 12, 1939 - August 31, 2021
Peggy Sue Lara


Peggy Sue Lara, age 82, formally of Gastonia NC passed away Tuesday August 31st, 2021 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center.

Peggy was a avid piano player for over 40 years. Augustine Lara(late Husband) and herself worked together in starting the first Hispanic Baptist Church in Wilmington NC.

Peggy has four children, the late Karen Gardner, Teresa Spake, Deborah Godbey and James Spake( Wife Mildred Spake). She also has many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held at Primera Iglesias Bautista at 12pm on Saturday September 4th followed by the funeral at 1pm. The graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery at 2pm.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to Primera Iglesias Bautista to continue their ministry. Donations can be sent to 301 Northern Blvd. Wilmington NC, 28401

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  • September 01, 2021
    Jeff Fite says:
    Debbie and family I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mother and a great lady she was. My prayers will be with you.

  • September 02, 2021
    Ann Odom Hust says:
    I am so sorry for you loss. I wish I could have known her more. I live in Ms. I didnt know that my sister Sue was named after her.

  • September 08, 2021
    Sandy Siligato says:
    Dear Debbie and family, Your Mom and Pastor Gus were a big part of our lives when we first moved here in 2004. Vince helped Pastor Gus with the Hispanic Ministry at Leland FB Church and the four of us spent a lot of time together. I will miss your Mom. She was a good friend and a sweet, Christian lady. You all have my deepest sympathy.