Mildred Elizabeth Grundy Peay
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Mildred Elizabeth Grundy Peay
  • October 1, 1917 - July 18, 2017
  • Richmond, Virginia

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PEAY, Mildred Elizabeth Grundy, 99, went to watch her beloved Jimmy play baseball in heaven on July 18, 2017. Mrs. Peay was born in Richmond on October 1, 1917 to John and Mary Hart Grundy, each of whom emigrated from England to the United States as teenagers.

Mrs. Peay resided in Church Hill from birth until 1957, where she was a proud and active graduate of John Marshall High School's Class of 1933 and a prominent member of Branch Memorial Methodist Church. She fell in love with Jimmy Peay, a star outfielder for the CCA, who became her husband.

A resident of the Chamberlayne Area in Henrico County since 1957, Mrs. Peay has been a long time member of Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church, where she supported many areas of church work. Mrs. Peay was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, James T. Peay, and by her three brothers, Allan, Bob and Jack Grundy and their wives. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, J. Thomas Peay, Jr. (Tommy) and Peggy and Robert E. Peay (Bobby) and Doreen; five grandchildren, Darryl Peay (Laura), Kelly Johnson (Jimmy), Kim Sutkus (Doug), Robby Peay (Elizabeth), and Amy Rusnak (Brent); and, twelve great-grandchildren, Derek Peay (Shana), Casey Peay (Jordyn), and Jason Peay, Dustin and Nathan Johnson, Will and Jonathan Sutkus, Emma, Avery, and Gordon Peay, and Reese and Cole Rusnak as well as beloved nieces and nephews. She was the guiding light in our family and we will miss her.

Special thanks to Impact Senior Services and their staff for their exceptional care and kindness.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 24, at Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church, 6100 Chamberlayne Road, Richmond, Va. 23227. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church.