Peggy Jean Richards

August 9, 1937 - March 15, 2017
Peggy Jean Richards


Peggy Jean Richards, age 79, of Wilmington, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born August 9, 1937 in Wilmington, the daughter of Raleigh Brown and Mandy Benton Brown.

Peggy is survived by her husband Linwood, her daughter Sandra Johnson and three sons Gerry Naylor (Brenda), Ronald Naylor (Judy), Hugh Naylor (Brenda); niece Linda Heikkila, she loved and took care of her niece Wanda Sue Raynor. She is also survived by her grandchildren Wendy Spivey, Lee Carroll, Gary Naylor, Michael Naylor and Nicole Memory; and 10 great grandchildren.

Together with her parents she was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers.

Peggy was a member of the Pine Valley Church of God and then became a longtime member of the Castle Hayne Church of God. She loved singing with Andy Ottaway and Harmony, along with the Paul Brown Singers. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, taking care of her family and being in Gods house with her Christian family.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 20, 2017, from 12PM till 1PM at the Castle Hayne Church of God, 60 Crowatan Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429. A service to celebrate Peggy’s life will follow at 1PM, Reverend Andrew Ottaway officiating.

Interment will be in the Richards Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials made to the Castle Hayne Church of God in Peggy’s memory would be greatly appreciated.

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


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  • March 16, 2017
    Michael Courtney says:
    What a wonderful sweet lady that we all learned to love. . .She will be greatly missed but as she sang in the song"Look for me at Jesus' feet."

  • March 16, 2017
    FRED AND KAREN TAYLOR says:
    SHE WAS A VERY NICE PERSON. LOVE THE LORD AND LOVE TO SING. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISS.

  • March 17, 2017
    Tony and Darlene Clewis lit a candle:
    Lit since March 17, 2017 at 3:41:23 AM

  • March 17, 2017
    Lee Mintz says:
    Ms Peggy always treated everyone as if they were her children. She always had an infectious smile and will always be remembered with love.

  • March 17, 2017
    Tara Evans says:
    To Sandy: I am praying and sending love your way. I know you and Mrs. Peggy were very close and I know this is a great loss to you. But the love and the memories last forever, and the important thing is that she knew and loved the Lord Jesus. I love you, and I will continue to pray for you and your family. God bless you.