Alberta H. Creagh

October 15, 1925March 26, 2014
Play Tribute Movie

Alberta Hudson Creagh passed away at CarolinaEast Medical Center on March 26, 2014.

She is preceded in death by her beloved son, John Creagh; her mother and father, Alberta and Sam Hudson; her sisters, Ada Mattocks, Alice Lee George, and Sallie Sabiston; and her brothers, Sam and Donald Hudson.

Alberta is survived by her husband of 68 years, John W. Creagh Jr.; her daughters, Lydia and Teresa; her granddaughters, Lillie Herman, Anna Creagh, and Rachel Campbell; her great-grandchildren, Adam Campbell and Catherine Campbell; her sister-in-law, Julianne Hudson; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.

She graduated from Mars Hill College and attended Bowman Gray School of Nursing. She was active in the Pollocksville Presbyterian Church where she taught children’s Sunday School classes for 45 years. She was also active in the Women of the Church and held various offices at the local, district, and presbytery levels. She was a member of the church choir for more than 50 years and was a frequent soloist. Alberta was very proud of her service as a Gray Lady in the CEMC hospital auxiliary for more than 20 years.

She held a positive and optimistic view of people and life. She never held grudges; she loved her family unconditionally and loved her church faithfully. She received great pleasure from good food, and was an excellent cook. She loved people and always filled any room with her memorable laugh. She was a faithful friend and a guiding spirit to all she met. She had a larger-than-life personality and was truly one of a kind. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her.

The family is happy to accept flowers, but in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Alberta Fund” at the Pollocksville Presbyterian Church, 311 Main Street, Pollocksville, N.C. 28573.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 28, 2014, at Pollocksville Presbyterian Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Pollocksville Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. A reception will follow the service. Private interment will be at Pollocksville Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements are entrusted to Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.



  • Visitation Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 29, 2014


  • Private Interment

Alberta H. Creagh

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted


April 11, 2014

I just learned of Aunt Alberta death and I am sorry. She was a wonderful, lovely person in every way. I felt so lucky to have known her. You will be in my prayers. Bless you, Dougi

Tammy Scott-King

March 30, 2014

So saddened to hear of your loss. Mrs Alberta was my neighbor and a family friend. She watched me growup, get married and have children of my own. She was always there to help in any need and everything she ever did was done with selflessness and a joyful spirit. She was a blessing to all who knew her and a true reflection of a woman after God's heart. The verse that comes to my mind when I think of her is Proverds 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Praying for blessings and comfort at this time.

Ottis Byrd

March 29, 2014

May your loving memories give you strength to overcome your grief, and bring you peace of mind and spirit.

Jeff Callender

March 29, 2014

Dear Teresa, Lydia, and Anna,
I was saddened to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of spending some time with your Mother, and Grandmother. She reminded me of my own Grandma, and I could have spent hours talking to her!
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care,

Julia Bircher

March 29, 2014

I remember Mrs. Creagh's wonderful fried chicken....but of course that is only one of the many memories stored in my mind. She was a sweet,caring, loving person who always had a smile to give! Mr.and Mrs. Creagh, Teresa, Lydia, and John were like family to me and I treasure those special times and events. May the God of Peace comfort you during this time of loss. Blessings to all. Julia Bircher

Lillie Herman

March 29, 2014

We lost a beautiful woman. It's still so hard to believe. It's impossible to describe how wonderful she was, because no words are good enough, but if you had met her you would know. My grandmother, Gagee, was the most kind hearted and loving person I have ever met. If she wasn't giving you something...her time, food, her prayers, gifts, or her care then she was probably asleep. She loved me unconditionally just as I did her. Words cannot describe how much I miss her but I know she is resting peacefully in Heaven. I love you Gagee.

Sara Brooks Strassle

March 28, 2014

Alberta was my mother-in-law for twenty-four years and always supported our family with unconditional love. She was one of the most compassionate people I have ever known. Our world is better for her having been a part of it.

Susan Sabiston

March 28, 2014

Uncle Johnny – my prayers and love are right there with you. Although Jim and I were married 23 years – that by math doesn't hold a candle to your and Aunt Boogie's 68 years – however love is love isn't it? You and Aunt Boogie are the love story we all dream about and Christians like we all aspire to be.

I know you all are heartbroken about not having Aunt Boogie physically with you but of course she is with you. She will always be with each of you – what a gift she was and will always be. But she was a woman of amazing faith and she knew without a single doubt where she was going. With that said, let's think of some things that she will experience now:

- There are no carbs in heaven.
- Aunt Boogie can have all the hushpuppies and bread she wants as well as candy and of course she can toast all day with Dark Chocolate Ensure Plus (even if it was only for Uncle Johnny and it ran her blood sugar up)
- Her blood sugar will never go up or never go down – it will always be perfect.
- She can eat a greasy sausage biscuit, morning, noon or night if she wants and not worry that Teresa will try to take it away
- Aunt Boogie now does not have to worry about how to break in the locked container of Mounds Bars or any other number of delicious treats. She can have them all.

I somehow see she and Jim talking together about all of us. I am sure Jim ask immediately about Uncle Johnny and Jim probably ask if any of us took his sage advice which he offered freely and often. Then I can see them saying a prayer for us – not them – because it is all of us that have the hard things to go through and sadness to endure. The good news is – one day, we too have the opportunity to join them and live in a NO CARB, worry free world. One that God created especially for all of us who believe in Him. That is what their wish and prayer would be for each one of us - and Aunt Boogie could say the most beautiful prayers!

Kim Reed

March 28, 2014

Terri, my deepest sympathies. I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom in person, but I've heard many wonderful stories over the years. I know you have endless loving memories.

Rachel Campbell

March 28, 2014

Gagee is truly survived by Adam and Catherine as her Light transcends generations. We were able to visit her around Christmas and Adam connected with her immediately, hugging her twice during our visit. On the way home, he talked about how nice it was of her to give him a stuffed Santa. She left an indelible mark on this world and all who knew her.