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Peggy Rich Spence

Peggy Rich Spence, 82, of Raleigh, died Sunday morning October 19, 2014. She died surrounded by her daughters after many years of declining health.

Peggy was born in Wilson, NC. Her family moved to Raleigh soon afterwards. She grew up amid a large extended family. She graduated from Hugh Morrison High School in 1950 and attended Peace College. She worked at State College (NCSU), Wachovia Bank, and at Wiley Elementary School, where she made many good friends. Peggy retired in 1986 to spend more time with her children and grandchildren.

Peggy was a remarkable, intelligent woman. She was forthright in her opinions and protective of her children. She was a skilled cook, event planner, decorator, seamstress, and a master organizer. She was extremely creative and enjoyed painting, gardening, camping, reading and shopping. She was a devoted wife to her husband of 58 years, Charles, and to her close friends, who in turn, loved her.

She is survived by her four daughters: Cheryl Warren of Goldsboro and husband, Reed; Donna Poole of Wake Forest and husband, Joey; Charlsie Barbrey of Zebulon and husband, Pete, and Lara Fricke of Raleigh and husband, Bryan. Peggy had nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren: Sarah, Emily, and Stephen Warren; Hannah, Lindsay, and Charlie Poole, Kathryn and Matthew Parker; Elise Fricke, and Paige and Hunter Barbrey. She also has many cousins, friends and caregivers who survive her, as well as a chihuahua, Lucy.

A Memorial Service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2100 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC 27608 on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Visitation is thirty minutes prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the church.

A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC. (919-556-5811)