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 12, 2008
    Marilyn Medina says:
    Cornelia was so full of life. She loved helping others and she was a good and loyal friend. To my fellow Leo, I know you are no longer here in body but you will always remain in my heart. I hope to see you again some day.

  • October 10, 2008
    Helen Rice says:
    Lisa - My prayers are with you and your family. Cornelia and I went back many years with lots of fun memories. Memories are a thing to cherish.

  • October 10, 2008
    Brenda Butler says:
    Our prayers are with each and everyone of the family members. Cornelia was a very special friend to my family. May you find comfort in our Lord and Savior.

  • October 11, 2008
    Elizabeth Hansen says:
    Lisa, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. Libby

  • October 11, 2008
    maurine pyle says:
    Dear Lisa and Ned, I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be in Cornelia's world at the end of her life. It was inspiring to me to see the kind of generous life that she led. So many family members and friends wanted to say good-bye to her. This is evidence of a life well lived. The world was made a better place because your mother passed this way.. with love, maurine