SHELBY-Peggy Cleaver Borders, 87, went home for Christmas to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Hospice of Cleveland County after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
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Peggy was also a survivor of breast cancer. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she served as the nursery coordinator for over 50 years. She served 43 years with Dover Textiles at the Esther Mill. She served as a Pink Lady Volunteer at Cleveland Memorial Hospital as well as Northwood Nursing Home, earning the Governor's Award for outstanding service two years and the Department of Veteran Affairs award for six years of service.
Born in London, England, July 1, 1925 to the late Ernest and Dorothy Cleaver, she was preceded in death by husband Jim Fuller Borders; son, David Jim Borders; grandson, Kevin David Borders; son-in-law Bobby Joe McDaniel; brother, Jack Ernest Cleaver; and sister, Linda Cleaver Hockney of Cheddington, England.
She is survived by her children, Jackie B. McDaniel, Steve Borders and wife Vickie, and Carol B. Holt; grandchildren, Tammy Bracket and husband Robert, Barbara McNeilly and husband Andy, Chris McDaniel and wife Jamie, Daria Burns and husband Michael, Gary Borders, Spencer Borders and wife Dr. Katie Wilson Borders, Dr. Matthew Borders and wife Lauren, Elizabeth McSwain and husband John, and Jim Hoyle; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister-in-law Francis Cleaver; a number of cousins, nieces, and nephews across the United Kingdom; and a special friend and caregiver, Mary Short.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Cleveland Funeral Services.
Funeral Service: noon Saturday at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel
Burial: Zoar Baptist Church, Casar
Funeral Home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150
Online Condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com
Cleveland Funeral Services
2518 W Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2012