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DURHAM: Margaret “Peggy” Goodson Royal passed away on June 15, 2017 after a brief illness.

Mrs. Royal was the daughter of the late Fallon B. Goodson and Hattie Walker Goodson. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jack Herbert Royal, who died July 26, 2014; and her son, Mark H. Royal, who died July 24, 2015. Margaret attended Woman’s College in Greensboro.

She was a very active, long-time member of Grace Baptist Church and the Grace Bible Class. She was employed as the Pastor’s and Financial Secretary for Grace Baptist Church for 25 years and served as Church Clerk for 32 years. Also, she was the Assistant Treasurer of the Church and taught in the Primary Department for many years. Her Church Family played a significant role in her life. Mrs. Royal was a long-time member of the International Order of the King’s Daughters.

She is survived by two children, Randall Royal (Mollie) of Chesapeake, VA, Rebecca Royal McLoughlin (Dr. Thomas) of Center Valley, PA; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Royal of Greensboro. She was grandmom to five special grandchildren, Ashley Whited (Rob) of South Hadley, MA, Jack R. Royal, Jr. (Kelsey Lambdin) of Holly Springs, Ryan McLoughlin of Durham, and Aidan and Keelin McLoughlin of Center Valley, PA. She was a great-grandmom to one special great-granddaughter, Caroline Grace Whited of South Hadley, MA. She is survived by sister, Gwen Powell Jeffreys of Greensboro; brother, Burt Goodson of Danville, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Grace Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne Riley officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, prior to the service for one hour at the church. Burial will follow the services in Maplewood Cemetery.

We are very grateful for the love and support of family and friends in so many ways.

Memorials contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 1004 N. Mangum St., Durham NC 27701; to Durham Nativity School, 1004 N. Mangum St., Durham NC 27701; or to a charity of your choice.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation Prior to the Service

Sunday

18

Jun

2:00 PM
Grace Baptist Church

1004 North Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701

Funeral Service

Sunday

18

Jun

3:00 PM
Grace Baptist Church

1004 North Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701

Cemetery Details

Location

Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701


Memorial Contribution

Grace Baptist Church

1004 North Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701
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