Peggy Jo Duncan-Wood


The Reverend Peggy Jo Duncan-Wood parted from us to be with our Heavenly Father in the very early morning of June 1, 2015, at Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point.The funeral will be 11 a.m. on Thursday 4 June at the First United Methodist Church of Lexington, with the Revs. Jamie Armstrong and Jenna Grogan officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington, N.C.

She was the daughter of the late Duard and Mildred Duncan and brother of the late James Duncan. She was a loving daughter, mother, wife and the matriarch to our family. Peggy was fervently compassionate for those who are most vulnerable in this life, especially women at risk, children, and animals. She was a formidable person that never hesitated to rise up in support of those who she felt needed her comfort, protection, or needed a voice for them.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, the Reverend Max Wood, her brother, Cully Duncan and his wife Barb, her two sons, Mark and wife Patricia, Chip and wife Cheryl, and Peggy’s adopted daughter, the Reverend Jenna Grogan. She lost her granddaughter Misty Morning, in 2012, but is survived by granddaughters Emily Wren, Violet Skye, grandson Jeremy Blair, adopted granddaughter Amber Nicole, and step granddaughters, Gwyneth Marie, Julianne Denby, and Ashley Cate. Her great grandchildren have been the joy of her life, and Caroline Grace, Violet Isadora, Lauren Cyanna, Magdalena Grey, Anabelle Grace, Madilyn Rose, Zachary Orion, Lily Wren and Mordecai Fox have filled her home with their laughter and were all able to visit her in her final days.

Our family is so grateful for the hospice staff and to our dear friend Kathryn Lowe for the care they provided her in Mom’s last days. The help of wonderful neighbors, friends, and church members have blessed our family during Mom’s long illness. Although our family grieves our loss, we are utterly grateful for being able to share this world with a life as wonderful as Peggy Jo’s. .