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Peggy Jean Rogers Willett

d. May 8, 2019

Peggy Rogers Willett, 81, of Siler City, passed on to her Heavenly Father on May 8th, 2019 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her family who loved and cherished her.

Peggy was born in Elkin, NC, on February 7, 1938, the daughter of Elmer and Beulah Settle Rogers. She began working as a teenager at United Telephone as a telephone operator in Siler City and continued working there for over 20 years. She also worked in supervisory positions at Heins Telephone in Sanford, Wesley Long/Cone Hospital and Cone Mills in Greensboro. She was the property manager at Braxton Manor Apartments in Siler City for 10 years before retiring.

Peggy loved music, crocheting and sewing, lunch dates with special friends, ice cream, iced coffee and spoiling her little dog, Ginger. She especially loved spending time with all her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Jimmy Rogers, and her daughter-in-law, Rita Willett. She is survived by her son, Tommy Willett of Siler City; daughter, Teresa Phillips and husband, William of Siler City; Grandson, Blake Phillips and wife, Melinda, of Kansas City, Mo., and granddaughter, Rachael Phillips of Siler City; Beloved sister, Frances Rogers of Siler City; Sister-in-law, Faye Rogers of Winston-Salem. Nephews, Chris Rogers of Winston-Salem and Tim Rogers of Clemmons.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Brookdale Baptist Church, 1133 W. Third St., Siler City at 3:00 p.m. with family visitation following the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to Hospice of Randolph County, P. O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204 to ensure that future families benefit from the patient care and family support they provide. Or to Almost Home Dachshund Rescue, P. O. Box 9671, Greensboro, NC 27408.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

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