Peggie Gene Leggett Applewhite

Published 10:55 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The funeral service for Mrs. Peggie Gene Leggett Applewhite will be 3 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Riverwood Family, with interment at New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at Riverwood.

Mrs. Applewhite, 77, of Brookhaven, passed away July 6, 2020, at her residence with her family by her side. She was born May 29, 1943, to Jack E. and Bessie L. Leggett. She was of the Baptist faith. She graduated nursing school from Copiah Lincoln Community College and Southwest Mississippi Community College. She worked at King’s Daughters Hospital, Silver Cross Nursing Home, Countrybrook Living Center, and Lallie Kemp Hospital. She also taught nursing at Copiah Lincoln Community College. She loved being a nurse.

She also loved her family very much and spending time with them brought great joy to her life. She was a loving Christian mother and Mawmaw Peggie to her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who loved her.

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She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Frank Leggett; sisters, Rena Smith, Mary Muirhead, Pat Kennedy and Evelyn Wolbrecht; nephews, Eugene Muirhead and Buddy Smith; and nieces, Harriett Westbrook and Belinda Rose McDavid Courville.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Glen F. Applewhite; daughters, Glenda Applewhite, Annette Morse, Mary Granger, and Stacey Burns (Jerry); son, Shane Applewhite; ten grandchildren, Matthew Morse (Sarah), Jennifer Harwell (Corey), Jessica Busby, Amanda Pearson (Sonny), Alicia Thomasee (Calvin), Mitch Cloud (Jennifer), Jeremy Burns, Annah Clarie Burns, Jack Burns and Tay Applewhite; 18 great grandchildren, Charlie, Shelby, Preston, Ren and Eli Morse, Katy Ann and Braxton Roane, Brooklynn and Olivia Harwell, Ryan Busby, Avery Simmons, Ahna, Calvin, Stephanie and Jonathan Thomasee, Lawrence, Brycen, and Waylon Pearson; one great, great grandchild, Emma Rose Lea; two sisters, Edna Smith (Melvin), and Myrtle McDavid as well as one sister-in-law, Opal Leggett and numerous nieces and nephews.

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