Peggy Marcie Pledger
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Peggy Marcie Pledger
  • December 25, 1947 - April 21, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Peggy Marcie Pledger was born on December 25, 1947 in Washington D.C. to John & Lila Pledger. Peggy fell asleep in death on Friday evening, April 21, 2017 at Wake Med Health & Hospitals.

All of those who knew Peggy, knew she had a deep love for learning & knowledge. Peggy was primarily educated in North Carolina. Peggy attended Laurinburg Institute for high school; Saint Augustine's College for her first baccalaureate in mathematics; Wake Technical Community College for an associate's degree in nursing; and Winston-Salem State University for her second baccalaureate in nursing.

Through Peggy's beautifully lived life, she touched many through her work as a wake county public school math & computer science teacher; as the first Black rural mail carrier in Raleigh & Durham; as an entrepreneur, owning and operating her own daycare; and as a registered nurse.

Though Peggy found great joy in school and work, absolutely nothing compared to the delight Peggy experienced as a dedicated and faithful sister. Peggy was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1975. At one point of Peggy's ministry career, she had the privilege of serving as a regular pioneer.

One of the most beautiful attributes about Peggy was that she was a person of high integrity and of strong conviction. If Peggy said it, she meant it, and she did it.

Peggy had many hobbies and interest. Peggy was a skilled gardener, a talented singer, a fashionista, a knowledgeable collector of antiques and fine items, and an expressive poetess. Peggy was deeply touched by a friend's loss of a child and was inspired to pen the following poem:

Today's Garden

Every garden has a design.
Some very formal,
Others so informal they look haphazard.
A gardener will with great care,
Procure each specimen and even know the cultivar.
While other gardeners look at only the color, texture, and height of their selection-
Others merely toss wildflower seeds in the air.

Today's garden though was planned.
It may look like a display of chance,
With various specimens, colors, textures, ad growth patterns.
But he lovingly took time to put and keep each flower in place.
Today's garden reflects the colors and textures of his personality.
Look around you and see the selection he made to beautify his life.
We are the flowers on display for Jibrey.



Peggy was preceded in death by both parents and an older sister. Left to honor her memory are her brother: Vincent Pledger (Dianne); her son Jonavin Pledger (Marquita), and their children: Montez Baker, Jayla Pledger, and Julian Pledger; her daughter: Paloma Pledger. Survivors also include the extended Pledger family, as well as her beloved "adopted families": the Davis family, the Perry family, the Bryant family, the Tippett family, the Thomas family, as well as other countless friends and spiritual sisters and brothers.

Acknowledgments
Vincent, Jonavin, and, Paloma Pledger would like to thank all of Peggy's loved ones who took part in honoring her memory as well as all of the healthcare professionals who respected her wishes to hold steadfast in her believes.