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Peggy J. Black

September 5, 1935 — April 12, 2024

Goodlettsville

Peggy M. Black, passed away on April 12, 2024, in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.  Born September 5, 1935, in Springfield, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late John Howard Johnson and Hettie Blanche Sawyers Johnson.  She was a proud life-long resident of Robertson and Davidson Counties.  She was a beloved sister, wife, and aunt in an expansive family.  

Peggy was a graduate of the class of 1954 from Springfield High School. Known for her unwavering dedication and kindness, Peggy's generosity shone through in all aspects of her life. Despite her own challenges, she selflessly cared for others and volunteered with Meals on Wheels to ensure that homebound individuals received warm meals.
 
 Peggy found meaning and purpose in her faith. For more than four decades, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Goodlettsville. Her strong Christian beliefs and commitment were beacons of light and a wellspring of comfort to all who knew her.  Her generosity, charity, and faith were evidenced in the successful and long career she enjoyed with Merrill Lynch, where she was a devoted and respected receptionist and PBX operator for over 40 years.
 
 In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years John (“Jack”) D. Black, and siblings Bessie Johnson, Ann Owens, Rachel Summers, J.D. Johnson, Joe Burns Johnson, and Ruth Offutt. She is survived by her sister Bobbie Shankle, and by multiple generations of nieces and nephews that are dearly loved.

Pallbearers are Beloved Nephews: Neil Owens (in loving memory), Danny Johnson, Howard Owens,  Jon Offutt, Anthony Owens, Geoff Nichols, Billy Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Jason Owens, Blair Offutt, Brendan Offutt, Christopher Offutt, Joey Brown, John Michael Byrum, Derrick Byrum, Kyle Wilkins, Dustin Wilkins, John Robert Stewart, Dylan Brown, John Blackaby, David Blackaby. 

Beloved Nieces: Sandra Nichols, Kay Edwards, Betty Brown, Judy Trimble, Pam Stewart, Susan Beers, Donna Pearcy, Lori Jewell, Teresa Farmer, Stephanie Brown, Kimberly Kerney, Jo Susan Offutt-Blackaby, Allison Watson, Annika Scheffey, Peggy Grapatin, Trudi Shearin, Jackie Flores, Jennifer DeHaven, Julie Brindle, April Owens Elliott, Autumn Brown, Jennifer Poole, Melissa Arms, Amy Dorris, Rebekah Clements, Katie Brown, Rachel Blackaby, Amy Williams, Emily Christian, Lacey Holloway. 
 
 Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at the visitation service on Monday, April 15, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville. The funeral service officiated by Pastor Lyle Larson and Dr. Rob Blackaby will take place the following day, April 16, starting at 12:00 PM with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please give to Meals on Wheels-First Baptist Church Goodlettsville or your local community Meals on Wheels.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Goodlettsville

127 N Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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