Margaret Peedin Hollowell

Margaret Peedin Hollowell

January 11, 2022, 81, Goldsboro –

Margaret Peedin Hollowell, 81, closed her eyes to this world and opened them to gaze upon her Savior’s face on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Margaret was born in Wayne County to the late Henry Clarence Peedin and Addie Mae Stafford Peedin on September 16, 1940. The receiving line in Heaven was no doubt led by her husband of 56 years, James Elwood Hollowell. Faithful companions throughout life, the two are again united and worshiping their Lord side by side.

Building a life together on a foundation of faith in God, Margaret and Jimmy raised two wonderful daughters in a Christian home. Instilling virtues of faith and family, they taught their children that God always comes first. Honoring the values they were taught as children, Renee and Michelle considered it a privilege to care for their parents’ every need as their health declined.

A member of Pike’s Crossroads Pentecostal Holiness Church, Margaret was a dedicated member of the Women’s Ministries and served as their President for many years. Throughout their lives, Margaret and Jimmy served their Lord together in various ministries at the church.

Working as a beautician, Margaret carved a place in the hearts of many throughout Goldsboro for over 50 years. She started serving her clients at the Wachovia Building in downtown Goldsboro and later moved her beauty shop to her home on Highway 581. Retiring in 2017, she made many lasting friendships with clients through the years.

Family was always Margaret’s top priority. Blessed to raise two girls, Margaret’s heart grew bigger and prouder each time the family expanded. Her sons-in-law were thought of as her own, and each grandchild held a special place in her heart. Spending time with her brothers and sisters was a constant delight as they reminisced. Believing in the sacredness of family ties, Margaret took care of her brothers, Herman and Jesse as their health declined. It was always in her heart to take care of others.

Known by her family as an excellent cook, Sunday lunches around her table were always a highlight. Knowing the delights of each family member, she would make sure to have everyone’s favorite dish included in her vast array of delicacies. Among the favorites were her chicken casserole and Hershey Bar Cake. Margaret enjoyed preparing Hershey Bar Cake the most, as it was a sweet treat she enjoyed as well.

Margaret is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Renee and Brian Taylor of Goldsboro and Michelle and Paul Casey of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Reagan Brielle Taylor, Ethan Seth Taylor, James Nolan Casey and Benjamin Payne Casey; brother, Raymond Peedin of Raleigh; and several nieces and nephews she loved very much.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Fletcher Peedin, Herman Peedin and Jesse Clarence Peedin; and sisters, Mildred Louise Peedin, Hazel Bizzell, Mary Ruth Tilton and Frances McFatter.

A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Rose and Rev. Charles Boyd officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Seymour Funeral Home.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the compassionate care given by Margaret’s many caregivers. Love and heartfelt thanks is also expressed to Community Home Care and Hospice and her special caregiver and friend, Crystal Sutton.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in her memory to Pike’s Crossroads Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2494 Pikeville-Princeton Road, Pikeville, NC 27863. Online condolences may be sent to the family at