Margaret (Peggy) Ridaught Russell

July 28, 1930 - December 11, 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Ridaught Russell


Margaret (Peggy) Ridaught Russell, age 88, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on July 28, 1930, in Wilmington, the daughter of Maurice T. Ridaught and Gladys Burry Ridaught.

Peggy worked for many years as a sales clerk for the Maxway company.

She is survived by her children: Karen, Rosemary, Mark and Matthew, grandchildren: Robbie, Camille and Kyle, and great grandchildren: Jasmine, Charlotte and Bresson, whom they affectionately called Peg-Peg.

Together with her parents she was predeceased by her sister Betty Jane.

Peggy enjoyed gardening and was very pleased with the many flowers she would grow. She was very fond of animals especially cats and enjoyed the company of her many cats.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and aides at Cypress Pointe for the care they provided to her.

In lieu of flowers donations made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice or a charity of your choosing in memory of Peggy would be greatly appreciated.

A family service to celebrate Peggy’s life will be held at a later date.

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


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  • December 12, 2018
    Karen Chestnutt lit a candle:
    Lit since December 12, 2018 at 12:29:28 PM

  • December 13, 2018
    Maria ONeil says:
    Camille , Karen and Family , “Peg Peg” was one of the best women I could of ever met and so glad to have had her in my life .. she was full of love , grace and strength and I will never forget her .

  • December 13, 2018
    Nancy Padgett lit a candle:
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