Mrs. Peggy Lee Slocum, 71 of Austell, Georgia formerly of Cartersville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at Advent Health Gordon. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this time of bereavement. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00AM at Mt. Zion Grassdale Baptist Church, 209 North Bartow Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120. The body will lie in state in the church from 10:00AM until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, 319 North Erwin Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120.
Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those that will be attending the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family is able to attend the service, so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted.
On Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:28PM, at the age of 71, God ushered His faithful servant Peggy Lee Slocum home. Peggy Lee Slocum was born on June 12, 1950 to the late Mary Loraine and Walter Lee Johnson in Marietta, Georgia. She was educated in the Cobb County School System attending Lemon Street until segregation began; and she attended North Cobb High School.
Peggy was the one that took care of everyone, when her mother became ill; she took time out of her busy life and cared for her mother until her death. Later in life Peggy met the love of her life James Earl Slocum and to this union three children were born. Their love for each other lasted 58 years.
Peggy was employed for many years as a health care worker at Springdale Nursing Home until she medically retired. She had a joyful spirit, and had an abundance of love for everyone and everything. Her family was the most important part of her life and she spent every moment lending a helping hand. There was never a time Peggy would turn anyone away because caring for others was all she knew to do. Besides being a caretaker Peggy’s favorite things to do was cooking and putting puzzles together.
Peggy later joined Mt. Zion of Grassdale Missionary Baptist Church taking on the role of being an Usher; working beside her late sister-in-law Martha Goodson Slocum. The church can truly say that Peggy Slocum loved her church family.
Peggy leaves to cherish her loving memories; children, James Earl (Ida) Slocum, Jr., Gena Slocum, and Ricky (Carey) Slocum; grandchildren, Jonathan Slocum, Amber Slocum, Brittney Slocum, Leigha Slocum, Kyra Slocum, Robbie McAfee, Shamarie McAfee and Shaqeal McAfee; great-grandchildren, Allie Slocum, Aspen Singleton, Aubrey Slocum, Harper Arnold, Jaeden McAfee, Zylen McAfee, Adalynn McAfee, Trae McAfee, Mia McAfee, Max McAfee, Quincy McAfee, Grayson McAfee, and Ariel McAfee; sisters, Rosalyn (Marlow) Bailey, Marilyn (E.L.) Callahan, Carolyn (Lamar) Johnson, Victoria (Claude) Kellogg and Candis Johnson; brother, Robert “Bobby” (Maryann) Johnson; goddaughter, Shatosha Byrd; godson, Adam (Heather) Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and her very special cat “June”.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.
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