Margaret Norton Eckerd

Published 1:57 pm Monday, January 29, 2018

Mrs. Margaret Norton Eckerd, 92, of North Main Street, Mocksville, died on Jan. 25, 2018 at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary.

Mrs. Eckerd was born March 22, 1925, to the late William Stamey and Cora Luellen Norton in Alexander County.  She was a long-time resident of Mocksville, living independently in the home her late husband, Dr. Everett Aaron Eckerd, brought her to as a bride in 1948. Mrs. Eckerd was the eighth of nine children (8 girls and 1 boy) and grew up in Stony Point. She was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Mocksville where she was an ordained elder, was active in the Women of the Church and all other facets of church life. Mrs. Eckerd loved her faith community and was known for her green beans and twice-baked potatoes which were enjoyed at any covered dish meal. Mrs. Eckerd, known as Mimi, loved her family and will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She loved and enjoyed many happy days spent with friends and family at her cottage in Kill Devil Hills, walking on the beach and “getting a little sun on her legs.” Mimi was also a Duke fan and loved her Blue Devils unconditionally.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Everette Aaron Eckerd; and a son-in-law, Richard Goard.

Survivors: her daughters, Camille Eckerd Lambe (Louis) of Cary and Annette Eckerd Goard of Durham; 3 grandsons, Aaron Francis Lambe of Powder Springs, Ga., John Howard Goard of Northampton, Mass. and James Andrew Goard of Truckee, Calif.; her sister, Julia Norton Fegley; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mocksville. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.

Memorials: First Presbyterian, 261 S. Main St., Mocksville.