Peggy Ann Nesbit, loving wife of Richard Nesbit, Sr., formerly of Sutersville, PA, passed away peacefully Friday, August 2, 2019 at her Pawleys Island residence with her loving family by her side.
Peggy was born on October 11, 1936 in Cowansburg, PA to the late Nelson and Marion (Peoples) Miller. She and her beloved husband Richard were looking forward to celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary in November.
In addition to her husband Richard, Peggy is survived by son Richard Nesbit, Jr. of New York, NY; son Randy Nesbit (Belinda) of Knoxville, TN; daughter Rona Nesbit of Pittsburgh, PA; son Ryan Nesbit (Dale) of Athens, GA; grandsons Ross (Melissa), Kyle, Trent and Luke Nesbit; great granddaughters Cadence, Carsen, and Colby Nesbit; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Peggy was preceded in death by sisters Pauline Sadler, Gladys Rose, Kathleen Neff, Marjorie Yarnell, Alethea “June” Martz and brothers Leroy N. Miller and Jay A. Miller.
Loving devotion to her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren,homemaking, and gardening were Peggy's greatest pleasures. With her husband and family, she traveled nationally and internationally. She enjoyed both sports and cultural activities, as well as a life of giving. Among her service contributions were several Habitat for Humanity trips and more than 50 years of singing in the church choirs of Christ Lutheran in West Newton, PA and Saint Peter's Lutheran in Pawleys Island. Working with children over the years in a number of youth ministries and programs was another of Peggy's greatest joys.
A Celebration of Peggy's Life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at The Abbey, 46 Gathering Lane, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 (843-314-0277). The service will begin at 4:00 PM with a reception to follow there at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Let’s Send These Kids To School, a 501(c)(3) non-profit inspired by Peggy and founded by son Richard, that helps young Ugandan orphans and refugees attain an education. Checks may be made payable to LSTKTS and mailed to c/o Richard Nesbit, 208 West 80th St. 5C, New York, NY 10024 or donations can be made online at www.lstkts.org.
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.