Wirt, Peggy Gray

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Peggy Gray Wirt, age 80, of Willis, born August 29, 1939, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 following a brain tumor. Born in Suffolk, Peggy was the daughter of the late Hurley Roland Gray and Ruby Futrell Gray, she was a resident of Suffolk and Chesapeake before moving to Floyd County.

Peggy was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother affectionately known as “Nonna”, and sister, she was preceded in death by her brother, H.R. Gray, Jr. and her sister, Vivian Inez Lassiter. She leaves to cherish her memory a beloved husband of 61 years, Fred Wirt, two sons, Jonathan Wirt (Lesley), Christopher Wirt (Rebecca), a daughter, Jennifer Coley (Bobby); a granddaughter, Anna; four grandsons, Connor, Alexander, Ryan, and Michael; two sisters, Rachel Richards and Ruth Dunn, and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

A longtime member of Floyd Baptist Church, Peggy had been a faithful follower of Christ and active in ministries of the church. She greatly enjoyed quilting, clogging/Scottish country dancing, singing, and reading. She was very talented with her sewing and cooking. Peggy always shared a smile and conversation with everyone she met. She was loved and will be greatly missed.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on Monday June 22, 2020 at 11am at Gardner Funeral Home, 202 E. Oxford St. Floyd, VA 24091. Burial will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd. (The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.) In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Floyd Baptist Church, P.O. Box 58 Floyd, VA 24091