Peggy Ann Lee Wilder
December 6, 1940–March 1. 2023
Peggy Ann Lee Wilder, 82, of the Emit; N. C. community passed away Wednesday March 1, 2023. She was at home surrounded by her friends and family. A tribute to her life will be held at 11: 00 AM on Saturday, March 11 at Zebulon Baptist Church, Dr. Michael Cogdill, Interim Senior Pastor presiding. She was born December 6, 1940 to Wade Clayton Lee and Annie Serella Creech. She is survived by her husband, Barna O. Wilder, Sr. for 61 years..
Surviving children are Barnanne Wilder Creech (Rodney), Dr. B. Osbone Wilder (Jennifer). Grand children: Wade Creech, Whitley Creech, Josie Wilder, Revel Wilder and Wagner Wilder. Surviving brothers-in-law, W. Nelson Wilder (Tanis), James D. Upchurch. Peggy taught school for 31 years at Zebulon Elementary School. But once a Teacher Always A Teacher. Her spirit has ascended back to God who gave it. Peggy’s body is not with us today. It was her will to donate her body to The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Now her body continues teaching, maybe to some of the students she may have taught in first or fourth grade.
Peggy was a graduate of Corinth Holders High School, Louisburg College, Atlantic Christian College and East Carolina University.
Peggy was a seasoned traveler and loved every minute of visiting places being unknown to her. Peggy never met a stranger. Given her 5 minutes in conversation, she would know their life’s history. Some places Peggy have travel to are: Bermuda, Cancun, Porto Valero, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Hawaii, Alaska, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Columbia, Japan, Israel, Paris, Canada, Italy and various states of our United States and other places of travel too numerous to name. Other volunteer activities included Delta Kappa Gamma Educators Society, Zebulon Woman’s Club, Louisburg College Golden Anniversay Club Alumni Board, East Carolina University Golden Alumni. Other volunteer church activities included ZBC book club. ZBC Bereavement Committee chairman,
ZBC Worship Guild , MLK breakfast committee and other church and civic volunteer activities. She will be missed, but her spirit of engaging in conversation will live on forever. Her daily motto was she saw her life to be blessed, more blessed and blessed again.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. Full obituary will be available and email condolences will be at www.sticklandfuneral.com