Myrtle J. Peterson

October 31, 1938 - March 22, 2018
Myrtle J. Peterson


Myrtle Johnson Peterson, 79, of Wilmington, died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Myrtle was born on October 31,1938 the daughter of the late Ed and Mildred  “Alex” Congelton Johnson. Also preceding her in death were her husband, John Steven Peterson, and sister Judy Presnell.

She was a member of Long Leaf Baptist Church.

Surviving Myrtle is her companion, Harry Pope; children, Lynn Denning and companion John Ellis, John S. Peterson and wife Sharon; sister, Mildred Johnson and husband J.D.; grandchildren, Ryder, Dylan and Austin and his girlfriend Lauren and his mother Erika; nephews, Ed & Teri Johnson, Bruce & Marcie Presnell, Chris & Carmen Presnell and their families, as well as many friends and relatives.

The family will receive friends  from 12:30 till 1:30 pm  on Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

A graveside service will be conducted at  2:00 pm  on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Oleander Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Josh Reilly will officiate the service.

The family would like to thank the staff at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the wonderful care given to Myrtle while in their care. A special thank you to Jeremy Pepper, PA and his staff at Access Internal Medicine.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physician Drive Wilmington, NC 28401 or the Victory Junction Gang Camp 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC 27317.

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


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