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Marjorie Hedgepeth Wainwright

Marjorie Hedgepeth Wainwright, 81, a former resident of Chocowinity, passed away peacefully Jan. 20, 2019, at the Vintage Inn in Williamston.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, conducted by Brother Dale Clark and Brother Donnie Smith. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Margie, born in Beaufort County on June 3, 1937, was the daughter of the late Robert Hatten Hedgepeth and Amy Campbell Hedgepeth. She married James Henry Wainwright (Pete) on Dec. 14, 1956. She worked at Coats and Clarks in Newport News, Virginia, for about nine years. They then moved to North Carolina and made their home in Chocowinity. She then worked at Singer Furniture Company for 1.5 years. She later became employed at Hamilton Beach, where she remained for 22 years until retiring in 1996.

Margie enjoyed serving the Lord, working, fishing and spending time with her family. She was a charter member of the Church of God in Chocowinity.

In addition to her parents, Margie was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Wainwright; grandson, James Robert Mozingo; two brothers, Robert Earl Hedgepeth, Sr. and Ronald Jesse Hedgepeth; two sisters, Edna Mayo and infant sister, Ruby Bell Hedgepeth.

She is survived by daughter, JoAnn Wainwright Mozingo and fiancé Merrit West, Jr., of Chocowinity; son, J.L. Wainwright and wife Debbie, of Louisburg; grandchildren, Bill Mozingo, of Chocowinity, Tobby Wainwright and wife Summer, of Greenville, Joyce Ann Herring and husband Stuart, T.J. Foreman and wife Lana, Stacey Bradford and fiancé Plummie Norris, and Mandy Wainwright, all of Chocowinity, Ashley Mozingo, of Dunlap, Tennessee, Samantha Jones, of Louisburg, and Avery Jones and wife Mariah, of Fayetteville (Fort Bragg); great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Aaron, Katelyn, R.J., Brendon, Wyatt, Virgil Jr., Nicholas, Alyssa, Kaylee, Ethan, Leigha, J.P., MiAngely, Jake, and Conner; and sister, Joyce Ausbon, of Washington.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern NC Chapter, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory.

Online condolences at www.WilkersonFuneralHome.com.

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