Peggy Masten Jones, 86, of 131 Rosewood Drive passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.
A native of Roxboro, Peggy was born on April 13, 1934 to Gilmer Bryan Masten and Bertha Featherston Masten. She is predeceased by her parents, a brother Robert Linville Masten, Sr., and a sister Nancy Masten Cash.
Peggy is survived by Carl Berkley Jones, Sr., her husband of 63 years; their children — Virginia (Jennie) Hester Jones Donovan and husband Kevin, of Wilmington; Carl Berkley (Berk) Jones, Jr. and wife Bridgit, of Roxboro; and Kay Frances Jones Hicks and husband Ed, of Manteo; and her grandchildren Katie Donovan, of Greenville; Eric Donovan, of Salisbury, Md.; Will and Jessica Hicks, of Charlotte; and Bricen Jones, of Greenville.
She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and special cousins Susan Featherston Laws, Jack Featherston, and Herbert Masten.
After graduating from Roxboro High School, where she was crowned “Queen of Hearts,” Peggy attended High Point College. Her career included a kindergarten teacher at Roxboro Presbyterian Church, teacher aid at Person Senior High School, secretary at Bumpass Motors, teller at Peoples Bank, and instructor at Weight Watchers.
Peggy was a member of Long Memorial United Methodist Church where she sang in the chancellor choir. She was also an active member of the Roxboro Christian Women’s Club for many years.
Due to her love of music, Peggy enjoyed performing in the Red Stocking Revues sponsored by the Roxboro Woman’s Club. She also delighted in working in her rose garden. “Mr. Lincoln” was her favorite. She was known for her plain pound cakes and the vegetables she would cook every summer from Carl’s garden. She was also known for having such a sweet and kind spirit. Above all else, Peggy’s love for her family was first and foremost.
A memorial graveside service will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery 135 Clay Long Road, Hurdle Mills, on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Ed Priestaf and Dr. DuPre Sanders officiating. A more traditional celebration of life will be held later.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Brooks & White Funeral Home.
The family will receive family and friends at various times at the home.
Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Donovan, Will Hicks, Bricen Jones, Dr. Tim Pearce, Ray Hicks, and Oscar Shepherd.
Memorials are appreciated and may be made to Long Memorial United Methodist Church P.O. Box 310, 226 N Main St, Roxboro, N.C. 27573. Because of Peggy’s love of flowers, flowers are also welcome. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Peggy’s caregivers, Jo Shotwell, Crystal, Carmilita, Melissa, Val, and Paula.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com