Mary Pegram Wilson Worthington

May 7, 2013 

Mary Pegram Wilson Worthington of Windsor, NC died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Three Rivers Health Center in Windsor. Mrs. Worthington was born November 25, 1920 the daughter of the late William Pegram Wilson and Mary George Stott Wilson of Rushmere, VA. She was preceded in death by her first husband James Thomas Humphrey and her husband of 45 years, Samuel Wheeler Worthington, Jr. of Windsor.

Mrs. Worthington is survived by her sons, James Thomas Humphrey and partner, Lynda Warner of Rocky Mount, NC, William Wilson Humphrey of Raleigh,NC; stepdaughter, Margaret Rascoe Worthington of Wilmington, NC; son, Samuel Wheeler Worthington,III and his wife, Janet of Windsor; and daughter, Mary George Worthington Sullivan and husband, Jay of Alexandria, VA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer Humphrey of Gothenburg, Sweden, Scot Humphrey and wife, Alison, of Raleigh, NC, Georgeanna Sullivan, Bo Sullivan, and Jay Edward Sullivan of Alexandria, VA, and great-grandson, Ward Wilson Humphrey of Raleigh, NC.

Mrs. Worthington grew up in Rushmere, VA and attended Westhampton College- University of Richmond. She was a longtime member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Windsor and served as president of St. Thomas Churchwomen, a Sunday School teacher, and was the first women to be elected a member of the St. Thomas Vestry.

Known for her love of life and generosity of spirit, Mrs. Worthington was an astute business woman, an avid reader, and was known for her entertaining stories and infectious laughter. She loved her family, her friends, and especially her summers at the family cottage at Nags Head, NC.

The family would like to give special thanks to Gracie Watson Owens, Mrs. Worthington’s caregiver and special friend of many years.

Funeral services for Mrs. Worthington will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Tuesday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

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