Peggy S. Smith, of Robbins, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at her home. Originally from Angier, NC, she attended East Carolina and Meredith Colleges and taught second, fifth, and sixth grades at Westmoore Elementary School. She also served on the Moore County Schools Advisory Board for many years and as a substitute teacher in the Moore County School District. She began a second career at the Moore County Department of Social Services where she was awarded Employee of the Year in 1989. In her 20 years of service to Moore County, she made numerous, wonderful, lifelong friends with whom she cherished many fond memories.

Upon moving to Robbins in 1962, Peggy became an active member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church, eventually serving as Director of United Methodist Youth Fellowship and Vacation Bible School, as well as a Sunday school teacher. She also served as chairperson of the United Methodist Women and president of the Women’s Society. Peggy also served for many years as an active member on the board of the Robbins Area Library and was delighted with the progress she saw which benefited the community.

After retirement, Peggy enjoyed spending time with her wide circle of friends and traveling. She was happiest being with family, especially when hosting holiday celebrations filled with laughter, meals, and music.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Milton Roy and Lottie Smith; brothers, Edsel, Cecil, and Odell Smith and sisters, Foy Weathers and Patricia Ator. She is survived by her brothers, Milton Roy Smith Jr. (M.R.) and Jerry Smith and sister, Elma Smith as well as sons, Dock Smith and fiancée, Suzan Horton of Greensboro; Doug Smith and wife, Melissa of Lillington; Daniel Smith and wife, Cheryl, of Robbins; and daughter, Sandra Garner and husband, Perry, of Charleston, SC and her special grandchildren Emily, Jessica, Ashley, Miranda, and Molly (“The Smith Girls”); and Samuel and Benjamin (“The Garner Boys”).

Peggy will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor, and a dear friend who touched the lives of all who knew her and enriched her community. She will be missed by all.

Family visitation will be held at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services at Tabernacle United Methodist Church on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11 a.m, with Reverend Vic Hill, Reverend David Beck and Reverend Todd Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Rest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Robbins Area Library, 161 E Magnolia Drive, Robbins, NC 27325 or Tabernacle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss.Aunt Peggy was such a sweet and loving person. She will be missed. We love you all! Keith and Joanne Smith

  2. Daniel and all, we are so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful picture of your mom and what a wonderful lady she was. To read part of her life was inspiring. She was a very special mom I know. Please know you are all in our prayers.Love to all.- – 

  3. D’Andra and I are keeping you in our prayers-  as you say goodbye to Mom or to me- Aunt Peggy.-  Words are never enough and Aunt Peggy will be missed. Burge and D’Andra Darwin

  4. Doc, Doug, Daniel, Sandra and family.
    My sincere condolences to you all. I know theres nothing I can say about your mom that you all dont know. I loved her and will cherish the time we spent together. She and I shared many laughs at DSS. Her love for

  5. A wonderful.lady is now in the hands of her Heavenly Father. No more suffering.-  She will be missed by many friends and not ever forgotten. Rest on peace my dear friend.

  6. I’m very sorry for the loss of your Mom, she was always a sweet lady and I know she was so proud of her family and grandkids. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers! Love y’all

  7. Dock, Sandra, Doug, and Daniel,
    We are so very sorry for your loss.-  Your mom was a wonderful and kind woman.-  She was a friend to everyone and loved and helped others with asking for anything in return.-  She was a blessing to our family numerous

  8. Especially for Dock, Doug, Sandra, Daniel and all the amazing grandchildren.
    With Heart-Felt Sympathy, Love and Prayers.
    “As long as we live and remember; our loved ones live on in our hearts.”

  9. I hold so many fond memories of Peggy. So blessed to have shared so many laughs. She was a remarkable woman. Until we meet again, PS. ❤️

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