Heaven opened its gates to receive Peggy Lou Jones Maynard on her final journey on October 18, 2021. She was able to greet her husband of sixty-six years, J.R. Maynard, in a much anticipated reunion. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Esten and Cassie Jones, brother Harold Jones, and sister Jean Brown, all of Raleigh, N.C.
Peg’s life was a journey of social and artistic pursuits. From a high school career as head cheerleader and a sultan’s haram dancer in the senior play, to meeting the man of her dreams and following him to Florida, Peggy always made friends easily and welcomed people into their home.
Her family grew as “you girls” came along. Peggy is survived by daughters Gail Boaz, Ramona Metts (Jack), and Lou King (Ted). She pursued artistic endeavors such as sewing, cooking, and creating these unforgettable roosters made of colorful dried beans and corn. J.R. took her with him on trips all over the world, including a wild camel ride across the Egyptian desert on an errant camel. Family car vacations involved picnic lunches that the girls wanted to start munching on before even leaving the driveway.
Travels to Topsail Beach eventually resulted in retiring there, with the girls and the six grandchildren, Ruth Tarleton, David Boaz, Hailey Desselle, Amber Metts, Cassie Reese, and Claire King joining their Dodah there for many memorable times. Peggy was an instigator of the Topsail Bells, a social group who traveled together on a rented bus, with Peggy walking up and down the aisle chatting and laughing.
Her life at The Fountains continued to be a social one, with conversations under the portico, some snappy bridge games, and a nickname of “Queen” in the dining room. Dodah added four step great-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and even a step great-great granddaughter to her brood, always bragging and telling stories about them.
So, time to rest easy Peggy, Mom, Aunt Peg, Dodah. Time to put those traveling shoes (and purses and jewelry pouches) on the shelf and know your loyalty, love, and laughter will never be forgotten.
The family would like to thank the Staff and Associates at The Fountains at Albemarle for their love and companionship.
A Celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on November 19, 2021 at Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro with visitation starting at 1:00-until service time.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be given on-line to Emma Anderson Memorial chapel, Topsail Beach, NC www.eachapel.org OR the charity if your choice.
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