Peggy Joyce Brewer, beloved wife, sister, mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother, known as Mimi, passed away on August 18, 2023, in Brandon, MS. She was a devoted educator who dedicated her life to shaping young minds. Born on December 4, 1936, in Lake Wales, FL., Peggy Joyce Durough Brewer lived a life filled with kindness, generosity, and a passion for education.
Peggy's impact went far beyond academics. She believed in the Lord Jesus Christ wholeheartedly and considered Him her savior and the guiding force in her life. This deep-rooted faith brought her solace and strength throughout her journey.
With an impressive career spanning multiple roles within the field of education, Peggy leaves behind a legacy of nurturing and empowering students. After her journey as a teacher and principal, she worked closely with Hinds Community College and served as a valued member of the Scholarship Foundation Board. Her commitment to supporting students' academic pursuits extended beyond the classroom as she tirelessly advocated for their success.
Beyond her professional achievements, Peggy held a zest for life that radiated through her various interests and hobbies. She loved watching her great grandchildren playing outside in the yard, in sports and performing ballet. In her younger years, she also actively participated in softball games—a testament to her spirited nature.
Known for her grace and generosity of spirit, Peggy touched the lives of countless individuals by selflessly giving her time and resources to those in need. Her love knew no bounds; she found immense joy in helping others and readily offered support whenever she could.
Her dedication to family was unwavering. Every Sunday, Peggy lovingly prepared a family lunch that gathered loved ones together around the table. These shared meals were cherished moments filled with laughter, stories exchanged, and precious time spent with those closest to her heart.
Peggy will forever be remembered as someone who deeply cared about the well-being of both students and educators. She strived to create a nurturing environment that fostered growth and respect for all. Her proudest accomplishments lie in the positive impact she made on countless lives throughout her career as an educator.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during the visitation at Ott & Lee Funeral Homes in Brandon, MS, on August 23, 2023. The visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A funeral service honoring Peggy's life will take place at Meadow Grove Baptist Church in Brandon, MS, on August 24, 2023. The service is scheduled for 10:30 AM, with interment at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS.
Peggy Brewer was not only an extraordinary educator but also a cherished member of the community. Her love for children led her to actively participate in the Children's Ministry and Vacation Bible School at Meadow Grove Baptist Church. Her dedication to guiding young lives serves as an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Survivors include her daughter, Candy Ray (Chris); sisters, Grace Davis (Carl), and Glenda Raulerson (Robert); brother, John Durough; three granddaughters, Ashley Vaughn (Ryan), Anna Flinn (Matt), and Amy Haralson (Daniel); eight great grandchildren, Brewer Vaughn, John Carson Vaughn, Addie Ryan Vaughn, Ezra Flinn, Ollie Flinn, Naomi Flinn, Carter Haralson, and Regan James Haralson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ralph Brewer; son, Ralph Carl Brewer and her parents, John James Durough and Beulah Corinne Ellison Durough.
In memory of Peggy Brewer, memorial donations may be made to her beloved church in her memory, Meadow Grove Baptist Church, Building Fund.