Peggy Jane Ward

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

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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 05, 2009
    Yvonne says:
    Mom, I don't have the words to tell you how much I love you or how lost I feel now you're not here. I try to take comfort in the fact that you are with those you loved and lost now and no doubt you're bowling 300's, tending gardens, and making the most beautiful quilts ever. I hope that every day you watch over me I do somthing that makes you proud to call me your daughter and that you keep a close eye on Tyler as he grows to be the man you helped mold. I pray that I have half the strength that you have to help Dad get through the rough days ahead of us and that you are able to find peace and joy knowing we'll be okay until we see you again. Mom, I love you and keep you in my heart every day with all those I love you's that I didn't have the chance to say - I miss you. Yvonne

  • March 05, 2009
    wayne blankenship says:
    my love and support for everyone for the time to come.

  • April 02, 2009
    Yvonne says:
    Happy Birthday Mom! I miss you so much, and my heart breaks that I can't tell you in person how much I love you today. I hope wherever your gentle spirit is resting, you can see that we are celebrating you today and wishing you were here with us. I pray that you know I'm doing what I can to be there for Dad, and trying to help ease his mourning today. We all love you so much Mom, Happy Birthday!

  • March 03, 2009
    Beryl Brown says:
    My thoughts are with all of you, Peggy was a dear forever friend hugs, Beryl Brown

  • March 04, 2009
    Nancy Lewis says:
    Peggy was an inspiration to all her quilting friends. Her love of sewing was shown in every project. She was always able to inspire me when she took the time to show me her works in progress. Her family is very fortunate to have many beautiful quilts in their possession, that upon touching them, they will feel her presence. Nancy Lewis