Peggy J Stamps

Born in Nashville, TN on June 19, 1936

Departed on September 24, 2020 and resided in Westmoreland, TN

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Peggy J. Stamps, 84 of Westmoreland, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas A. Stamps; and two sons, Richard Allen Stamps and Gilbert Wendell Stamps. She is survived by her daughter, Melinda S. Parker; granddaughters, Brandy Denny and Misty McCollum; and great-granddaughter, Zayda Rae Denny. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Hermitage Memorial Gardens, Old Hickory, TN.

8 Comments to Peggy J Stamps

  1. Paula Abbott
    September 25, 2020 6:30 pm

    My mother, Shirley Ann Williams and Aunt Peggy were best friends from the time they were teens. I was blessed to be a part of her and Uncle Doug household where laughter reigned , every one was welcome, and Love Abound. It is often said that people rise to Saint Hood when they leave this earth. In my eyes my Aunt Peggy and My Uncle Doug have always been Saints. I Thank God for them.

    • Misty
      September 25, 2020 7:24 pm

      ❤️💔❤️❤️❤️Love you Paula!!! Thank you for being so so good to her after Dit passed away. You’re more than correct when you said that love & laughter abounded in their house.

      • Paula Abbott
        September 26, 2020 9:32 am

        I Thank God for you and your sister , your mother and I are true friends but more so sisters. She loves you both more then you will ever know and so does Tommy.

        • Brandy Denny
          September 26, 2020 8:22 pm

          Thank you so much Paula. You are a kind and wonderful person. I was very happy to see you at the service. I wish I could have seen the quilt she helped you make. Keep in touch.

  2. Phil Vincion
    September 26, 2020 1:53 pm

    Mere words cannot come within light years of describing the gallant, caring and kind soul which was Peggy. She bore the pain of not only having to carry on without her soulmate Doug (a significant contributor to the development of my animated sense-of-humor during my formative years), but mentally and spiritually survived the loss of two of her beloved children, a real-life nightmare which would simply destroy any number of other parents. She has stoically and with great grace soldiered on despite immense adversity placed directly in her path. Peggy was quite literally a “second mom” to me, and NEVER hesitated to rapidly put me back in line when I crossed a “behavioral threshold” in her presence. Despite my rather relentless pestering, tormenting and pranking of not only her, but Doug, Rick, Wendell, Melinda, and “Peggy” the family ‘piranha dog’ so many years ago, (Melinda was very deserving of the harassment, as she was adept at terrorizing me as well), Peggy loved me as she would one of her own. I took sheer delight in making she and the kids laugh so hard they’d cry tears with my goofy, impulsive antics. Peggy’s prowess in the kitchen was matched only by that of my mom’s, and for a number of years she took the time and living effort to make me one of her fabulous, multi-layered, 500 calories-per-mouthful carrot cakes. It is an understatement to say it was as addictive as heroin, and was always an added aspect of enjoyment each Christmas season when I’d get the call from her that my cake was ready. I shall close my tribute, which I am writing with tears literally falling from my eyes which makes the tiny keyboard on my phone most difficult for an older set of eyes to see. The balance of good vs. evil in the world is most assuredly tilted in favor of the dark side today as a result of her departure. However, that is absolutely countered by the positives for which she is directly responsible in the form of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren she leaves behind in her wake, as well as the very valuable influences she had upon myself and many others in her extended circles.
    I may get “through” this, but just as when loosing other beloved souls in my own family and circles of friends, I’ll likely never get completely over it.
    Hats off to you, Peggy, for giving a lifetime of love to each and every person around you, You are truly an angel!

    • Brandy Denny
      September 26, 2020 8:27 pm

      Phil you have a wonderful way with words. You are an amazing friend and I know your heart was with us today.

      • Misty “the tag along”
        September 27, 2020 2:30 pm

        I absolutely co-sign what Btandy said!!!! I throughly loved reading your comment through my tear blurred eyes. Love you & your memories. Would love to have everyone around listening to all of y’all telling stories, cutting up & carrying on. I always thought I was a part of y’alls gang & couldn’t wait to grow up to run with y’all. Na would call me in & say “Misty, you don’t have any business being around all them boys talking nasty”. 😂. You’re also going to be shocked to find out that I don’t like carrot cake. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂. She always made me gritty sand fudge. I never even knew fudge was supposed to be smooth until I got into my 20’s after a very heated debate with a group of people about it. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

      • Misty
        September 27, 2020 2:34 pm

        Oh & Phil… you calling Mama the “piranha dog” baaa haas haaaa 👍🏻👍🏻😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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