Margie Lou Bobitt, 86, fabulous hostess who created special memories for friends and family

Margie Lou Bobitt

WILMINGTON — Margie Lou Bobitt, 86, passed away in the comfort of her home Saturday, April 10, 2021, with her daughters by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late John Ronald Bobitt for 65 years. She was born Sept. 28, 1934, in Rockford, Illinois, to the late Jenny Johnson Peters and Harold Peters.

Margie graduated from West Rockford High School and married the love of her life three years later. She worked as an executive assistant in downtown Chicago for many years, supporting her husband through both undergraduate and medical school. This fortitude and teamwork built the future foundation for their family.

When her husband Ron began his career as a physician in the military, Margie embraced her true calling as a devoted mother and wife. She took great pride in her role as a homemaker. No matter where life led them, from Illinois to Washington, Germany, Colorado, California, Texas and finally North Carolina, Margie always made a home for her family.

Margie was a fabulous hostess for many dinners and holiday celebrations through the years, creating special memories for her family and friends. She enjoyed playing golf, tennis and bridge at the Country Club of Landfall. She also worked as a volunteer in schools, church, hospital and military organizations.

Although Margie suffered from multiple chronic illnesses in her older years, she still retained her glee and zest for life. Margie was a truly happy, loving person whose presence was uplifting. She cherished being a grandmother and nana to her six grandchildren. She was clearly the glue that sustained her loving family.

Margie is survived by her daughters, Alison Martin, and her husband, Peter, and Stacey Plott, and her husband, Peter, all of Wilmington; son, Bruce Bobitt, and his wife, LeAnn, of St. Petersburg, Florida; six grandchildren, P. Max Martin, Will Martin, R. Cole Plott, J. Parker Plott, Haley Bobitt and Travis Bobitt; and sister, Mary Peters Messina.

In addition to her husband and parents, Margie was preceded in death by her two brothers, Harold Peters and Richard Peters; four sisters, Delores Peters Anucauskas, Shirley Peters Self, Barbara Peters Forsman, and her twin sister, Marilyn Peters Yovaish.

A celebration of life and interment of ashes will be held at the Frank H. Kenan Chapel and Landfall Labyrinth Memorial Garden at a later date.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the many exceptional physicians and kind staff who cared for Margie through the years, especially Paul Kamitsuka, M.D., and W. Lance Lewis, M.D.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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