Mrs. Peggy Jean Spears Outen, 92, of Matthews, NC passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. She was born in Mecklenburg County on August 24, 1928, daughter to the late James Spears and Flora Mullis Spears. She is also preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” Outen, son, William Fredrickson Outen, daughter, Donna Outen Jenkins, siblings, James Franklin Spears and Joyce Spears Champion.

A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Due to social distancing an open day visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Gordon Funeral Service, 1904 Lancaster Ave, Monroe, NC 28112.

Peggy is survived by her son Thomas “Thom” Outen, wife Lynette.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory is caring for the Outen Family.