Raymond Edward Peedin

Raymond Edward Peedin

June 2, 2022, 87, Goldsboro –

Raymond Edward Peedin, 87, met his Savior face to face and was reunited with his beloved family and friends on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Raymond was born in Johnston County to the late Addie Mae Stafford Peedin and Henry Clarence Peedin on November 3, 1934. In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheila R. Peedin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred Louise Peedin, Mary Ruth and Clyde Tilton, Hazel and Sandy Bizzell, Frances P. McFatter, and Margaret and Jimmy Hollowell; brothers, Herman Peedin, Fletcher Peedin, and Jessie Clarence Peedin; and the mother of his children, Frances Ann Harper Peedin.

The seventh of nine children, Raymond grew up in the Nahunta community of Wayne County. Possessing a great love for all his brothers and sisters and their families, he made sure to keep up with each one, even remembering birthdays of each down to nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Family heritage was of great importance to him, and he was equally knowledgeable about his ancestors as he was his descendants. He was always willing to share facts about his family heritage. A constant support, Raymond wanted to help each of his family members as much as possible.

After graduating from Nahunta High School in 1953, Raymond entered East Carolina University in the fall where he studied accounting. He later transferred to Atlantic Christian College in Wilson so he could be closer to home and live with his parents. After he was married and with three daughters, he received a degree in Finance and Accounting from Kings College. During this time he took many accounting courses at North Carolina State University.

Known by Ray to those with whom he served in the United States Army, Ray and his companions proudly and valiantly served our country. While serving, Ray was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints and joined the church in 1959. Faithfully serving in many positions and ministries of the church, his greatest joy in the church was working in the Missionary Program.

In March of 1960, Raymond met Frances Ann Harper and by November, they were married. This union allowed him to be the father of five beautiful girls. Ray was a good father and he dearly loved his children. His granddaughters were the apples of his eye and he thought they could do no wrong. Ray always enjoyed when his family would come to visit.

Working with the Federal Government for over 26 years, Ray spent 15 years with Department of Housing and Urban Development and his last years of service was with the Environmental Protection Agency. During his time with the EPA, Ray worked in the Contract Management Division in Finance as an Accountant. Ray dearly loved his job and the relationships he had with his coworkers.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5060 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. A service to celebrate Ray’s life will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Bishop Matt Beck presiding. Burial will follow at 4:00 p.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, 3888 US Hwy 70 West, Princeton, NC 27569.

Ray is survived by his daughters, Cynthia A. Peedin, Amy E. Peedin, Christina P. Robbins and husband, Craig Green, and Andrea L. Peedin; his grandchildren, Alyssa A. Robbins and Harper L. Green; and brother-in-law, James McFatter and wife, Doris. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews he loved very much.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in his memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Ray loved the scripture found in 2 Timothy 4:6-7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” This verse captures his well lived life.

Services are entrusted to the care of Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.