Peggy Peters Gillespie
July 6, 1934 - October 7, 2022
Peggy Peters Gillespie, born July 6, 1934, went to be with her Lord on October 7, 2022. Peggy grew up in Whiteface Texas, the daughter of Almon Henry Peters and Willie Jessie (Stegall)Peters. She moved to Brownfield Texas, and lived there for many years, until moving to Kentucky in 2015 to be near her son and family.
Peggy had a wonderful career in Banking, working as a trust officer at First National Bank, Brownfield, until her retirement. Peggy was a follower of Jesus and was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Brownfield Texas. She served the Lord through the ministries of the Church , serving in many church positions throughout the years, teaching children in Sunday school, establishing a Wednesday evening children’s ministry, taking kids to church camp each summer, and supporting many world missions. She had a special place in her heart for Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka. In her retirement she was also a children’s advocate through CASA.
Peggy loved her family, had many friends, a very quick wit, a large smile. She made an impact in the lives of many and that impact will continue to be felt through generations. Special thanks to Atria/Vitality Health which has been her home for the past 7 years and who provided wonderful care for her.
She is preceded in death by her infant daughters, Rene and Joye Gillespie, parents, Almon and Willie Peters; four sisters, Opal Cookston, Lore Coker, Zada White, Gaylia Taylor; and three brothers, Aldon Peters, Windell Peters and Ralph Peters.
She is survived by her son, Darren Gillespie and wife Paula of Harned, KY; four grandchildren, Chance Gillespie of Custer, KY, Shelby Folkerts and husband Jeremy of Elizabethtown, KY, Jonah Gillespie and wife Alissa, of Morgantown, KY and Julieann Gillespie of Harned, KY; a great grandchild, Stella Rose Gillespie; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins , family and friends.
A memorial service was held at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Radcliff United Methodist Church in Radcliff, KY with Rev. Darren Gillespie officiating.
Visitation will be on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the church.
A second memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 3rd at United Family Fellowship Church (formerly First United Methodist Church), 1004 East Broadway, Brownfield, TX. Interment will follow in the Levelland Municipal Cemetery.
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