Veradia Mae “Peggy” McDonald Dilday

July 2, 1935 - February 4, 2021

07/02/1935 - 02/04/2021

Past Services

Monday February 08, 2021

Additional Information:

Due to COVID the service will be private family.


AHOSKIE, NC – Veradia Mae “Peggy” McDonald Dilday, age 85, of Godwintown Road, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.

Mrs. Dilday was born on July 2, 1935 to Oswell and Dorothy Weeks McDonald in Fayetteville, NC. Peggy devoted her life to her family. She cherished her time with them and loved them dearly. She enjoyed reading, cooking and traveling to the mountains. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clayton Dilday, and her brother, Johnny Mack McDonald.

Peggy is survived by her six daughters, Linda St, John and husband Joe of Ahoskie, Sheila Ray of Ozark, AL, Sherry Turnage of Ahoskie, Teresa Turnage of Long Beach, MS, Bobbi Coutlis and husband Mike of Virginia Beach, VA, Doris Ray and husband Danny of Windsor, NC; son, Clay Dilday and wife Laurie of Ahoskie; grandson, Mark Lee and wife Carrie of Mobile, AL; four granddaughters, Renee White of Windsor, Toni Woodham and husband Jason of Ozark, AL, Hope Ray of Ozark, AL, and Keri Pugh and husband Robert of Ozark, AL; and six great-grandchildren; Gray White, Macy Pugh, Bryson Pugh, Hunter Gill, Dylan Lee, And Kendall Lee..

Due to the COVID pandemic, the family will have a private family graveside service on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC with the Rev. Anita Thompson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Dilday family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Kathy Long Morris
3 years ago

Moms are the best. I just realized your mom passed. I loved her. She was so proud of her family and treated everybody so nice.

Karl & Allison Gupton
3 years ago

Peggy was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. Our love and condolences to the family. She is greatly missed

Carrie Lee
3 years ago

Joyce Bell
3 years ago

Earl and I are sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for your family

3 years ago

Thank you Mama for your unconditional love and for always being there for me. I will miss you every day of my life! You have always been my hero

Bertha True Radford
3 years ago

Peggy was a part of our family, we will miss her – her strong will kept her going for a long time. Prayers to all her family – may you find peace and comfort!

Glenn Overman
3 years ago

May the Lord comfort you and bring you peace in this time of loss. Have prayed, will pray.