Margaret Mary Jones

September 4, 1953 - October 4, 2018
Margaret Mary Jones


Margaret Mary Jones, age 65, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.  She was the wife of Timothy Jones, with whom she shared 44 years of marriage.

Peg was born in Norristown, PA, on September 4, 1953.  She was the daughter of Daniel and Marie Hilferty.  She graduated from Wissahickon High School, class of 1971.  Peg started her retail career early on at Genuardi’s Family Markets.  After nearly 30 years there, she went on to work for Foulkeways at Gwynedd, a retirement community, as an aquatics director for 10 years, a job she loved dearly.  Upon moving to North Carolina, she worked for Lowe’s Foods until retirement.

Peg’s desire to help others was apparent in the charitable work she did within the community.  Over the course of her life she dedicated her time and energy by helping and volunteering with the Variety Club Camp, Special Olympics, Super Cooper’s Foundation as well as many more.  She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  As the matriarch of the family, she was known for hosting family dinners, holidays, birthdays, and special occasions.  Peg was known for the passion she had for exercising, traveling, baking, sewing, and the love of the outdoors.  Her enthusiasm for life and her contagious smile will be remembered by all.

Left to carry on and cherish her memory are her husband Timothy Jones, daughter Carly Jones, son and daughter in law, Jeff and Crystal Jones, grandchildren Reesey Lindsay and Bradley Jones.  She is also survived by her brothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.  Margaret will be greeted in heaven by her parents, Daniel and Marie Hilferty, her brother, Patrick Hilferty, grandchildren Gabriel and Brayden Jones, and her beloved pets Skippy, Midnight, and Butters.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday October 13, 2018 from 1 pm – 3 pm at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to charities closest to Peg’s heart, which include: Super Cooper’s Little Red Wagon Foundation 710 Market Street, Suite 45 Chapel Hill, NC 27516, Make-A-Wish Eastern NC, 2880 Slater Road, Suite 105, Morrisville, NC 27560, and Give Kids The World, 210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

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

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  • October 06, 2018
    Tamra says:
    Please accept my condolences to your family. I hope that God’s promise of the resurrection brings you comfort during this very difficult time. (Acts 24:15)

  • October 07, 2018
    Dawn says:
    Peg was more than just a co-worker. We bonded as two old ladies should,talked about this new generation and how they were so much different than us.We shared losses, and good times, memories, and political views.There was nothing I didn't like about her. She was a kindred spirit that I will miss dearly.She was a bright light in the workday routine, glad to call her my friend. R.I.P. love you

  • October 10, 2018
    The DeFrangesco Family says:
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Please know we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our daily prayers.

  • October 10, 2018
    Stephanie says:
    Peg was just like a grandma to me. She always came into work with a smile on her face and loved to bake banana bread and make us apple and pear jelly. Always such a bright, happy optimistic woman. When my son was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, Peg saw me through my ups and downs and was my shoulder to cry on when I needed one. She even made us a snack bag and gave us a gas card for our many trips to Shriners hospital. She helped me to stay positive and upbeat no matter what. She always looked forward to seeing my son and loving on him when I brought him in, sometimes just so they could see each other. She loved him like another grandson, even sewed him a pillow to match his blanket that he sleeps with every night. This wonderful woman always had the best advice to give me with no judgements. I even remember the fun times we shared on holidays playing with flowers and making arrangements especially on Valentine's day. She was more than just a co-worker, she was a great friend and grandmother to me and my son. She will forever be missed and have a special place in my heart. We love her to the moon and back. There was never a dull kinite at work with her infectious laugh and smile. She was definitely a bright light in my day and for everyone that knew her. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.

  • October 11, 2018
    Linda Kneeland says:
    Peg was wonderful with the special Olympics swimmers. Thank you, Peg. I’m sorry for the loss to your family.