Peggy Jean Pursell passed away on December 2, 2018. She was born March 13, 1933 in Clarksville, Tennessee to Homer and Omega (Suiter) Brown. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband Carl D. Pursell. She is the beloved mother of Phil (Paula) Pursell, Mark (Barbara) Pursell and Kathy (Brad) Martin, proud grandmother of Kimberly (Tim) Reiher, Samantha (James) Werman, Sarah (Joseph) Maltese, Madeline Pursell, Julia Pursell, Jackson Martin and Benjamin Pursell, great-grandmother of Annabelle Werman and Eleanor Maltese. She is also survived by her sisters, Evelyn (John) Yando and Janette (Bill) Stone.
She moved from Clarksville, Tennessee to Wyandotte 81 years ago. She met her beloved husband, Carl at Eastern Michigan University, where she received her undergraduate degree. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree from University of Michigan. She began her long-time teaching career at Ft. Benning in the late 1950s and eventually moved to Plymouth. She taught fourth grade for more than thirty years for Livonia Public Schools. Peggy loved music, sang in her Church choir and also played the piano. She was a very active member at Praise Baptist Church of Plymouth and also taught Sunday School until two weeks ago. At one time she was a member of the Business Professional Women’s Club. The two things most important to her were her church and her family. Peggy is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by many.
A Funeral Service will take place Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10AM at Praise Baptist Church, 45000 North Territorial Road, Plymouth. Friends May visit beginning at 9AM.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Peggy Jean Pursell to Praise Baptist Church or Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.