Margaret Suddreth Smith Padgett

August 2, 1921 - March 26, 2020
Margaret Suddreth Smith Padgett

Margaret Suddreth Smith Padgett, 98, passed peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center in Wilmington, NC.

She was born in Charlotte, NC on August 2, 1921, the daughter of the late Irene Hazelwood and John Suddreth. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Smith, and a brother John H. Suddreth.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann S. Matthews, and son-in-law, Harold Matthews. Grandchildren, Debra Hayes and Joseph Matthews, Jr.; great grandchildren, Joey Matthews, Sarah Hayes, Matthew Hayes and Jenna-Ann Matthews.

Son, Ray Padgett and wife Kathy Padgett; grandsons Matt Padgett and Brian Padgett and great grandchildren: Garrett, Madison, Karlee, Alison, Brogan and Blake Padgett.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Helen Suddreth, and a special cousin, Esther Suddreth Stewart.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, NC.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910-791-9099.


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  • March 27, 2020
    M.R. Padgett says:
    With my Sympathy for the passing of your mom.

  • March 27, 2020
    Mary Beth Lindsay says:
    I sure enjoyed your mom! Johnny and Esther were faithful to bring her to Church in charlotte. She would sometime share her stories in Sunday School. She knitted and sewed a lot. Spotted the ladder while Mae climbed it and cleaned the gutters! Bless you for honoring your mom and taking care of her!!

  • March 29, 2020
    Patricia Potter says:
    I have known Margaret for many years. We used to have our hair done together and shared updates on the soap operas. She was a beautiful person and will be missed by all who knew her.