Peggy Thompson Wheeler

August 25, 1927 - February 11, 2021

Peggy Thompson Wheeler, 93, of New Port Richey, FL, passed away peacefully on February  11, 2021 at the LifeCare Center of New Port Richey. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama,  she attended Wylam High School. She left high school in her junior year to go to work since  her father and brother were serving in WWII. She spent most of her work life as a switchboard  operator, working for Bell Telephone, the University Hospital and the Veterans Administration  Hospital. She later worked at the VA Hospital as a mail clerk and a pharmacy technician.  While working as a mail clerk, she received an award for redesigning the cart used to deliver  mail to make it more efficient. Peggy spent most of her life in the Birmingham area, while living  short periods of time in Rhode Island and California. She spent 14 years in Florida in her  retirement.  

Peggy was a long time member of Garywood Assembly of God Church, and she particularly  enjoyed her Sunday School Class at Eden Westside Baptist Church. She loved to crochet,  play bingo, walk, do word search puzzles and play computer. She liked growing roses and bird  watching. She enjoyed participating in charity walk-a-thons. Peggy was a gracious,  independent woman, who was considered a “sweetheart” by all who knew her. Her loving spirit  and beautiful smile will be remembered by all who knew her.  

Peggy is survived by her daughters, Dianne Cox-Weiss, Kathy Staggs, Dondi Bowden and  Renee’ Wheeler; grandchildren, Damon, Michael and L.J. Cox, Jonathan Parker, Matthew and  Luke Bowden, Jessica Wright and Christopher Pearson; and great-grandchildren, Kirsten,  Reagan, Noah, Olivia, Lauren and Kinsey Cox, Eulahia Wright, and Jack Bowden. She was  preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Nellie Thompson; her brother, Paul; and her  daughter, Faith Staggs. 

A private memorial will be held at Valhalla Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation

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  • Joann Castleberry Posted March 3, 2021 11:31 am

    Peggy was one of the sweetest Women I gave every known. She sure blessed my heart the time we had together in Sunday School. We all loved and still miss Her. I feel blessed to her as my Sister in Christ. Thinking of Ya’ll

  • Dondi Bowden Posted March 10, 2021 9:21 pm

    My Sweet,Precious,Beautiful, Caring Mama Whom I Hold And Love Always and Forever was the Greatest Mama In The Whole Wide World!!!! She raised 5 Beautiful and Wondered Girls on Her Own! Mama was the Most Amazing Woman I Knew! I Always looked up to Mama, Because She taught Me Everything I needed to know! She was the Sweetest Person Ever and She Cooked Great for Us! I just wanted to let Y’all Know That My Mama Was The Best and When Mama Found The Lord Jesus Christ at a Wonderful Billy Graham Preaching Event in Birmingham, , She came back a Bright Woman and We started going to church and after a little bit I got saved and so did my sister’s!! I Loved My Sweet Precious Mama Soooo Much For The Rest Of My Life and Miss Her So Very Very Much!!

  • Dondi Bowden Posted March 28, 2021 8:31 pm

    My Sweet Precious Mama Was The Best Mama and Friend the

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