ROCKY MOUNT - Peggy Joan Joyner Cockrell, age 81, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Born in Nash County on February 1, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Marvin Joyner and Susan Winstead Joyner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell D. Cockrell; and by her brother, Dr. Marvin Ray Joyner.
She is survived by her sister, Julia Joyner Bissette of Nashville; five sisters-in-law, Victoria Ann Collins and Dorothy Irene Brantley both of Rocky Mount, Carolyn Joyner of Sanford, Pauline Cockrell of Annapolis, MD, and Becky Cockrell of Winterville; and two brothers-in-law, Rev. Bennett Carlton Cockrell of Rocky Mount and Waylon G. Cockrell and his wife, Linda, of Raleigh; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Pastor Mary Harris Todd officiating. Burial followed the service at Mill Branch Cemetery.
In honor of Peggy, flowers are accepted or memorials may be made in her name to Morton Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6605 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27803, or to the West Mount Ruritan Club, 2600 Old Mill Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27803.