Peggy Hill Mitchell

January 8, 1933December 20, 2013
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Peggy Hill Edwards Mitchell, 80, died Friday, December 20th at her home. Originally from Goldsboro, NC, Mrs. Mitchell had been a resident of New Bern since 1953. She was born January 8, 1933, to the late Herbert and Katie Hill.

She is survived by her daughters, Charlene Edwards Goes and Lynne Edwards Scott, son-in-law Ray Scott and grandson Benjamin Scott, all of New Bern, granddaughter Jessica Sawyer of Raleigh, brother Robert Hill and sister-in-law Lynda Hill and brother Herbert Hill Jr., all of Goldsboro, several nieces and nephews and their spouses, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Thomas Hill.

Mrs. Mitchell served as manager of Craven-Jones-Pamlico Senior Center for 20 years. A lifelong musician, she was well known for her extraordinary piano playing talent, and her greatest joy, other than her family, was sharing her love of music with the public. Over the years she entertained professionally at Fairfield Harbour, Bridgepointe Hotel and Marina, The Oar House and Attitudes at River Bend. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church, but stepped in when needed and had served as pianist and choir director for Highland Park Christian Church for the last 16 years. She entertained residents and led sing-a-longs regularly at Courtyards at Berne Village, Homeplace and Sterling House.

Mrs. Mitchell was active in community theater for almost 40 years, She served as President, Vice-President and Production Board Chairman on the boards for both New Bern Civic Theatre and Rivertowne Repertory Players. She was a lifetime member of New Bern Civic Theatre. Though she appeared on the stage several times, she preferred to serve behind the scenes in publicity, ticket sales or in whatever capacity she was needed.

Giving of herself to others all of her life, she was a bright light to everyone. Her warm hugs, big smile and loving heart will be sorely missed by her family and all those who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in New Bern on Sunday, January 5 at 4:00 p.m. Immediately after the service, the family will receive friends at a reception to be held in the church fellowship hall.

Memorial donations may be made to Craven County Home Health Hospice or Highland Park Christian Church.

Online condolences may be made to the Mitchell family at

Arrangements are being made by Cotten Funeral Home.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 5, 2014

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Martha Nobles

February 5, 2014

She was a one of a kind lady!! She was all about love, joy, caring ,kindness and sharing!!! We will miss her light here on earth but oh how bright it is in Heaven!! Love and hugs to y'all...Ms Peggy will always be a happy memory for me and my husband!!
Charles and Martha Nobles

Terry Cox Dunn

January 8, 2014

There will never be another!! So many great memories of us all together. Love to you girls.

Rick and Tina Cayton

January 5, 2014

Charlene and Lynn,
We are so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful person she was. I never met anyone so full of life. I ran into your mom sometime last year and she was still the same spunky person I knew as a teenager. You were very blessed to have her for your mother. You and your families will be in our prayers. God Bless,
Rick and Tina(Gurganus)Cayton

Lauralyn Bunn

January 3, 2014

Charlene and Lynn, My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Your mother is a part of so many memories of my childhood and my mother, Athene's life. Her smile, laughter and hugh heart is with me always. She was an amazing women and she gave so much to so many. I feel so grateful to have known her. I hope you are finding peace and comfort at this time.

Vickie Eubanks-Stowe

January 3, 2014

A truly talented pianist who played with fervent vigor to glorify God. I will always remember her smile and the love and kisses she was so quick to give. She played at Woodrow FWB Church which later became Word Fellowship. She also was kind enough to play at my father's funeral in 2002. I know she will be greatly missed here, but I look forward to seeing her again "When we all get to heaven."

Candace MacSwain

January 1, 2014

Charlene, I am so sorry to see that your Mother passed away. My memories of her are how much she loved you and your sister. I lost touch with you over the years but have thought of you often. You can contact me on Facebook if you feel like it.
With deepest sympathy,
Candy (used to be Edwards)

December 29, 2013

Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother. She used her musical talent to glorify God and bless people. She was a sweet lady who will never be forgotten.
Peggy was our piano player for some time in the 70's at Woodrow FWB Church. It was a great honor to have known and loved her and she will be forever in our hearts.

Pastor Owen and Barbara Lupton

Christina Posta

December 27, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was such a sweet and thoughtful lady. She will be missed.

December 27, 2013

Dear Charlene, I am so sorry for your loss. You`re Mother was a special lady. I will miss her dearly. Please let me know if you need anything. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless, Donna Edwards

Dee Morris

December 27, 2013

Peggy was a dear lady... The heavens have a new angel amongst them today. Her singing & love for music & people will continue on there eternally. She will be sadly missed by all who were lucky enough to know her...Wishing much comfort to her family...