Peggy Jane Ward

April 2, 1944 - February 26, 2009
Peggy Jane Ward


Peggy Jane Ward, 64, of Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, February 26th, 2009 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter in Wilmington, NC.

Born in Alexander City, Alabama, on April 2, 1944, Peggy was the daughter of Hudson and Virginia Peoples Murphy. She was a locksmith for more than 20 years and had worked as an LPN in healthcare.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond ” Ray ” Ward of the home; 2 daughters, Debra Gelinas and husband Lewis of Burnt Hills, NY and Yvonne Ward of Hampstead, NC; 2 sons, John Ward of Austin, TX and Ray Ward, Jr. of Mobile, Alabama; 3 grandchildren, Tyler Jackson, Lewis and Amanda Gelinas, and 3 great-grandchildren, Lillian, Dylan, and Jocelyn.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • March 02, 2009
    Amanda Gelinas says:
    Granny, I love you so much. Im so happy that you are no longer suffering but i wish so badly that you didnt have to leave us so early. I hope you read the letter i wrote you a few days ago. I know you did. I seen you in my dream and i wanted to say i love you but i couldnt find the words...stupid dreams!!! I love you forever....and always. Take care. Thanks for being my grandmother....I will miss you terribly. God bless you.

  • March 07, 2009
    Gisela says:
    For the family I would like to share these words by Kahlil Gibran When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Peggy my dearest friend has left us for now. You were the kindest person I have ever met. You always gave me courage and strength through good and bad times. You taught me a lot of machine embroidery and quilting. I will miss You so much, my oldest friend from Internet. Until we see each other again, God bless You.

  • April 05, 2009
    Liz McDonough says:
    Peggy, you have no idea how much I miss you. Every day I would check my email to see if you had written. I was excited to see your name come up but was devastated when I saw the notice of your passing. I will always charish those emails and more so the times we spent together quilting when I lived in Wilmington. You were always surprised when I remembered your birthday each year but my father's was the day before yours so it made it easy. Rest in peace my friend. I feel good knowing that you are no longer in pain. I know you were because you told me of it and it broke my heart to hear you speak of it because you were such a kind person that you didn't deserve that pain. Now I know you are happy in Heaven with God and that all is good. Happy quilting my dear friend. I will never forget you.

  • March 02, 2009
    Debra Gelinas says:
    Mom, You have left an impression on my heart that time will never fade. I still feel your presence, I know in my heart that you are there for us and the kids. I look in the mirror and still see you staring back at me. You were an unforgetable women and mother. I will never have the words, to express what you have brought to our lives! Until I see you again, I will always love you!

  • March 02, 2009
    Lewis M Gelinas says:
    Rest in Peace Grandma, I know you will watch over me when i go overseas. I love you Grandma. Ill be with you one day until then ill pray for you and i know your watching. Your Grandson, Lewis Michael Gelinas