If you spent any time at Music on Main Street (MOMS) shows in Lilburn, you probably met Peggy. Her favorite spot was stage left, in front of the retaining wall, where she’d either be sitting in her chair and sharing her impressive spread of food and wine with everyone, or she was up dancing to the music with Sonny, her husband of 42 years. Even if you’ve only walked by MOMS, you probably saw the guitar mural that Sonny painted. They always shared a love of live music and art.
Peggy touched the life of everyone she met–from the family and friends she loved so dearly, to strangers in the grocery store. She was always the life of the party, queen of the zumba dance floor, unofficial President of the Bloody Mary Zing-Zang Gang, and best friend and second mom to so many for her entire life. In 2022, she became a grandmother to Sophie Scarlet, but for many years before that, she played the role of community grandmother to all the kids in her neighborhood. She was loved by everyone because she put out so much love to the world.
Peggy was first diagnosed with breast cancer about 14 years ago. After successfully defeating cancer for the next 10 years, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2019 and fought it quietly for another four years. Peg’s ever-present smile and positive attitude is how she chose to confront cancer. She never let her treatments determine her uplifting approach to life. On October 9, 2023, Peggy took her last breath with Sonny and her daughter, Jessica, holding her hands. She’s no longer in pain, but she deserved 70 more years on this earth.
One of Peggy and Sonny’s last live shows together was the MOMS Summer Music Camp Concert. They often gushed about the budding talent among the young musicians every year. The life of the party just arrived in heaven, but we aim to keep her joyful spirit, love of live music, and support of young musicians alive here on earth. One way we’d like to do that is through a youth music scholarship at Grace Note Foundatoin. If you’ve shared a song, dance, laugh, hug, cup of cheer, or
some of her homemade cheese straws with her over the years, we
invite you to consider donating in her honor so future generations
can continue to make music for her to enjoy from above.
Thank you for your love and support. ❤
All Proceeds will go directly to support BandCamp at Music On Main Street and Grace Note Foundation's Scholarship Fund.
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