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
    Kimberly Goerne says:
    May God Bless and keep you, Cornelia. Love, Kimberly Goerne

  • October 11, 2008
    Kay Turner says:
    Sorry to hear about your lost my prayers go out to the family.. I only met Cornelia a few times when she would come with my Aunt Virginia to Georgia .. I know she will be missed by all she was always fun to be around making us laugh .. God Bless

  • October 10, 2008
    Paula Greene says:
    Lisa and Family, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. It was a blessing and a pleasure to have know Cornelia at work during her time at UNC-Wilmington and also in the community thru my music ministry with the Wilmington Celebration Choir. It always blessed my spirit to see our dear friends from Wilmington at our concerts and rehearsals;Cornelia blessed many of us with her smile and presence. I will cherish all of my many memories. Psalm 121 Blessings to you all, Paula

  • October 10, 2008
    Charles King says:
    Lisa I am very sorry about the death of your Mother. I enjoyed working with her during my time at UNCW. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Charlie

  • October 10, 2008
    Nikki Howard says:
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, I worked with Cornelia at the university in the same office suite for years. She made work interesting and I valued her friendship. Without her sense of humor I don't know how we could have made it.