Margaret Eunice Thomas Hibbert

July 3, 1947November 8, 2013

Margaret “Peggy” Eunice Thomas Hibbert died on November 8, 2013 at the age of 66, in her home in Raleigh, NC. She fought ALS with hope, courage, dignity, and peace.

Born to Paul Glennford Thomas and Emma Eunice Jordan Thomas on July 3, 1947 in Sumter, South Carolina, Peggy graduated Cum Laude from Queens College, where she was a Dana scholar and President of the Student Body.

Peggy met her beloved Carl on a blind date. Known for their joy in “cutting a rug” on the dance floor, they married in 1970 and moved to Winston Salem, where Peggy pursued her Masters Degree in Psychology at Wake Forest University. The couple spent several wonderful summers working at Camp Seafarer.

After moving to Raleigh, Peggy taught kindergarten before her children were born. She completed her Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education at North Carolina State University in 1992 and accepted the position of Parent Educator and Demonstration Preschool Coordinator at Project Enlightenment. She found her life’s work in supporting families with young children, defining a model of early intervention across the state and nation which had significant impact in the field of early intervention and early childhood education.

Peggy took great delight in her many volunteer roles. At White Memorial Presbyterian Church she served as Sunday School teacher, Chair of the Youth Ministry Committee, mission participant, Deacon and Elder. She was an active volunteer in Special Olympics: golf caddy for her son, Global Messenger speech coach, and avid parent and fan. She was a well known “Drama Mama” for S.T.A.R. (Special Theatre Arts of Raleigh).

Peggy leaves behind her husband, Carl Woodall Hibbert, Sr; son Carl Woodall Hibbert, Jr.; daughter Jennifer Jordan Hibbert Coggins and son-in-law Anthony Ray Coggins of Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren, Rainer, Adelaide, and Emma; sisters Polly (and Reed) Shirley of Houston, TX, and Betty Lee (and Kenny) Barwick of Columbia, SC and their families. Peggy also leaves many extended family members and dear friends.

A woman of deep faith, Peggy was passionate about the healthy growth and development of children of all abilities. Valuing relationships, she enjoyed many circles of friends. She loved to explore God’s world through traveling, hiking, playing tennis or golf, and snow skiing.

A Witness to the Resurrection for Peggy will be held at 2:00 on Tuesday, November 12th, at White Memorial Presbyterian Church. Visitation for friends and family will occur in the church Gathering Space from 4:00 to 7:00 on Monday, November 11. Private interment will be in the church Memorial Garden. The family requests that memorials be made to Project Enlightenment Foundation, Special Olympics of North Carolina, Queens University of Charlotte to The Queens Fund and White Memorial Presbyterian Church for mission and youth work.


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Wayne Foscue

November 20, 2013

Carl, ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers. We have such fond memories of Peggy's contagious electric personality and boundless energy while working with you two at Camps Sea Gull and Seafarer! We are all blessed to have known her. May God bless you, your family, and Peggy's friends in this time of sorrow.
Wayne Foscue and Karin(Foscue) Long

jo wainright

November 16, 2013

I send my most sincere sympathy to you all.I am honored to have known her.

Mary Jo Maddox Powell

November 15, 2013

Carl I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. My husband passed away a year ago. It is a tough road but with Gods help I am improving and adjusting to living without my sweet husband. If u ever need to talk to someone who has recently experienced this kind of loss please feel free to call me. I will pray for you and your family.

Joe Hynes

November 14, 2013

Kind regards to your Family. Peace, Joe Hynes

Janice Dunlap Scavone

November 13, 2013

I went to Edmunds High School with Peggy and unfortunately our paths did not cross again. I missed out on knowing an extraordinary woman! My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Will Hubbard

November 13, 2013

I am truly sorry for your loss of a great friend, wife, and mother. Peggy always lit up the room when she entered. To say that my mother treasured Peggy's friendship and support throughout her life, is an understatement. Peggy was a truly great lady. We will miss her. I was so sorry when my work schedule did not allow me to attend the service at WMPC. Know that Carl, Carl Jr., Jennifer and the rest of your family are in the thoughts and prayers of the Hubbard Family.
Sincerely, Will Hubbard

November 13, 2013

I feel so special knowing your Mom, and wife since grammar school. Such a sweet and darling friend. We just got back in touch with each other a few months ago through emails. I will miss her, but I am happy that she has gone to a wonderful pain free normal life with our Precious LORD. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

November 12, 2013

We were indeed saddened to learn of Peggy's death. Carl, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that you will find comfort in family, friends and many wonderful memories of Peggy and your life together. With love, Wayne and Jeannie Jordan

The Goodmans

November 12, 2013

We want to extend our sincere prayers, thoughts and love to Carl, Carl, Jr., Jennifer and her loving family. We were honored to know Peggy for the past few years through our drama group. Her vitality and enthusiasm were always present as was her infectious smile. We will remember the wonderful, fun memories we shared as we watched our young adults succeed! She will always be in our thoughts.
The Goodman Family
Diane, Harvey and Cassi

Robyn Trueblood

November 12, 2013

Peggy was truly a gift and a blessing to all who knew her. She touched countless lives and will be remembered for her beautiful spirit. Peggy, you will be missed.