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June 2, 1919-Sept. 25, 2011

Marguerite Thompson Wiggins, 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at her home.

Marguerite was born in Wayne County June 2, 1919, to the late Charles Deems Thompson and Elizabeth Gertrude Frazier Thompson. She was married to the late Cabot Gordon Wiggins.

Marguerite attended St. Mary Catholic School, and graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1937.

She was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Tom Norris, O.S.F.S., presiding. Interment will be Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park.

Marguerite was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her smile, dry wit and mischievousness will be missed by all.

She dearly loved St. Mary Catholic Church. Her grandmother's family, the Robinsons, were one of the founding families of St. Mary Catholic Church in Goldsboro. They brought and donated from Ireland the crucifix that hangs over the altar in St. Mary's still today.

She was a charter member of St. Mary Catholic School. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Legion of Mary and active in The Ladies Guild until her declining health.

Marguerite is survived by her daughters, Dr. Cassandra "Sandy" Wiggins of Goldsboro, Marguerite Ann "Rita" Kearney of Dudley, Tiffany W. Warren and husband, Alton, of Ocalo, Fla., Josephine Bradshaw of Chesterfield, Va., and Tracy W. Seaton and husband, Tony, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Jane W. Coombs Pitchford, Patricia Lynn Wiggins (infant) and Katrina Wiggins Caron; her sisters, Virginia T. Howell, Annie Maria Thompson, Louise Thompson, Mary Alice Thompson and Charlotte T. Via; her sons-in-law, William "Bill" Kearney, James Earl Coombs, Dr. Richard Caron and Madison Pitchford; and grandchildren, Barbara Ann Bradshaw, Lynn Kearney Williams and Michael Andrew "Andy" Kearney.

The family would like to extend its appreciation to her caregivers for the loving care they gave her, Dorothy Cooper, Alma Whitfield, Wanda Lane and Goldsboro Community Health Care and Hospice.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 1000 N. Jefferson Ave., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on September 28, 2011 1:50 PM