Margaret Wiggins Grice Deans

Margaret Wiggins Grice Deans

December 20, 2020, 95, Goldsboro

Margaret Wiggins Grice Deans, 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Margaret was born in Wayne County on December 12, 1925 to the late Lloyd and Willie Jones Wiggins. She was married to the late Marvin Deans. Margaret had worked with Borden Manufacturing in Goldsboro. She was a charter member of Pinewood Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder. Margaret was currently a member of First Presbyterian Church in Goldsboro.

Margaret was the rock of her family, her husband and children knew that she loved them with all her heart and truly was a blessing to them. We will remember her most for her embodiment of gentleness, grace, and selflessness, and her compelling inspiration to be the same.

A graveside service for Margaret will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in Wayne Memorial Park. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the cemetery. Attendees are asked to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Woodard and husband Charles; son, Spillman Grice, Jr. and wife Shirley of Kinston; grandchildren, Charles Brian Woodard of Goldsboro, Charles Kevin Woodard and wife Elizabeth of Goldsboro, Michael Stuart Grice and wife Stephanie of Newport, and Kimberly Michelle Sasnett and husband Steven Sasnett II of Kinston; and great-grandchildren, Charles Berkley Woodard, William Kemp Woodard, Miller Grace Woodard, MaKenzie Faith Sasnett, Madison Blythe Sasnett, and MaKayla Grace Sasnett.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Thelma Louise Wiggins; and brother, Lloyd Wiggins, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her memory to First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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