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Margaret Berngartt

April 11, 1928 — October 26, 2020

Margaret Berngartt

Margaret (Peggy) Anne Williams Berngartt, age 92, a resident of Coble Creek at the Twin Lakes Community in Burlington, NC, passed away Monday, October 26 due to complications of the Covid-19 virus and Alzheimer’s disease.

A generous and loving mother and grandmother she leaves behind a son, Joseph Berngartt of Parma Heights, OH, three daughters, Mary (Candy) McLendon and husband, Arthur, of Winston Salem, NC, Meg Olexik and husband, Chuck, of Cary, NC, and Diane Anderson and husband, Steve, of Hillsborough, NC. She is also survived and lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Peggy was born in Charlotte, NC, the daughter of the late George Felix Williams and Margaret Steuart Williams. She was also preceded in death by her brother, George Christopher Williams of Setauket, NY. Peggy was a Registered Nurse and following her training at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC she went on to work at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. It was during this time that she met and married Melvin F. Berngartt with whom she shared almost 65 years of a deeply devoted and affectionate relationship. Together they were an inspiration to their extended family of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. They relished any opportunity to share time together with them. Mel passed away in 2015 leaving a great gap not only in Peggy’s life but the extended family as well.

Peggy spent her nursing career in a variety of settings that included hospitals, doctor offices, volunteer work for organizations, and also as a school nurse for three years at the American International School in New Delhi, India. As a talented vocalist, she was a member of many church choirs and community vocal groups. She also studied needlework design and created many exquisite items that have been shared with family and friends.

A private funeral Liturgy Service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Paul Lininger, OFM, Conv.  The inurnment will be located with her husband at Salisbury National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and to honor our frontline workers who provide compassionate care to our loved ones, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, please consider a contribution in her memory to one of the following:  Twin Lakes Community, Attn:  Employee Assistance Fund, 3815 Wade Coble Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 or AuthoraCare Collective Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

Peggy’s family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Coble Creek for the care and friendship they shared over the past few years. Also, very much appreciated is the additional attention and excellent care received by hospice.

We encourage you to send condolences and sign the online register book at

The video below includes parts of a 2010 interview with Peggy, and her husband Mel.

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