Cornelia Leeuwenburg Royal

August 15, 1939 - October 9, 2008
Cornelia Leeuwenburg Royal

Cornelia Leeuwenburg Royal, 69 of Wilmington passed away October 9, 2008 from Pancreatic Cancer at Lower Cape Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

She was born August 15, 1939 to her parents Cornelius and Margaret Forlaw Leeuwenburg who preceded her in death.

Cornelia was survived by her daughter Lisa Royal and Lisa’s husband Edward Pyle of Charlotte, NC, sisters Ann L. Magil, Johanna Allen, Mary Sheffield all of Wilmington and brother Charles Leeuwenburg of Wilmington.

Memorial service will be held 6:00 PM, Monday, October 13, 2008 at First Baptist Church, Carolina Beach, where the family will receive friends following service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 or PANCAN, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA. 90245, www. pancan.org

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • October 10, 2008
    Towana Moore says:
    Lisa, I was so sorry to hear that Corneial wasn't feeling well and have been praying for her. I know this is a difficult time and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was so very good to me. I know she's in a better place. Take care of yourself. Towana.

  • June 18, 2012
    Jack Robinson says:
    Lisa, We extend our prayers to you and family. I worked with your mother at UNCW. She introduced me to my soul mate. Thank God for the difference she made at work and in our lives!

  • March 31, 2013
    charlotte warren says:
    Lisa, so sorry about your mother. She was so generous to me and my family. I would have had no new clothes to wear if she had not made them. Please email me.

  • November 30, 2008
    Sue Williamson says:
    Cornelia was a very special lady to all who was blessed to know her. She will always be part of our family at Microtel and in our hearts forever loved!!!!

  • October 15, 2008
    Liz Kelsey says:
    I have many thanks each day to our Precious God above and one of them is for sending Cornelia into my life to be my friend. She was so honest and up-front with all who knew her and so willing to help when she thought it was needed. She is a pattern that we all need to be like. We have a loss but she has a win!!