Peggy June Lowe Thomas, 82, passed away Friday afternoon at her home in Mosheim.
Peggy grew up in Greene County and was a prominent basketball player at McDonald High School.
She began her office management career with Sam Riley Chevrolet where she was employed 19 years. She then worked for Lawson Chevrolet beginning in 1978 until her retirement 32 years later.
Peggy was an active member of The Order of the Eastern Star for over 60 years, holding many prominent offices including Grand Matron. She also served state Representative for a neighboring chapter of North Carolina. She also served her community as Notary Public for Greene County.
She was an establishing member of West Greene Free Will Baptist Church and later attended First Church of God as long as her health permitted. She served faithfully in the mission field, including numerous trips to Haiti. She was a beloved member of her family, church and community. Generously serving others was her greatest source of joy and her light will be missed by all the lives she touched.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years: Wallace Dewitt Thomas; grandchildren: Lincoln and Natalie Thomas, Thornton and Kayla Miller, Holden Miller; four great-grandchildren: Isaiah, Emory, Jeremiah, and Ellis Ruth Thomas; two sisters and one brother-in-law: Barbara Gilland, Ella Mae and Harry Lunsford; one brother and sister-in-law: Jimmie and Carolyn Lowe; sister-in-law: Bertha Lowe Hammer; special family members: Gerald and Rebecca Roberts-Miller; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sons: Vincent Scott Thomas and Rodney Vance Thomas; parents: Earl C. and Nora Mae Bible Lowe; two brothers: Randolph Lowe and Johnnie Lowe; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Blanche Lowe, Tommy Bowman, and Geneva Hogan Lowe.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Greene FWB Church Cemetery. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery.
The body will lie in state at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home from 12 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday for family and friends to pay their respects.
Pallbearers will be Gerald G. Miller, Thornton Miller, Keeley Lowe, Kenny Ray, Brett Purgason, and Ken Price. Honorary pallbearers will be Isaiah
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