Peggie Walker peacefully transitioned from this earthly home to her heavenly home on January 13, 2023 at the beautiful age of 91. Peggie, daughter of the late George Jackson and Lillian Burrel was born February 22, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY.
During her early childhood, Peggie moved to the District of Columbia where she graduated from DC public schools. With a huge heart for helping people, she began her career as a RN at Capital Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Upon retiring from the medical field, Peggie joined the foster grandparent program at Miner Elementary School where she adopted many children, parents and teachers as her own.
Family was everything to Peggie. Our family fondly knew her as Ma, Nana or Great-Grandma. She made each member of her family feel treasured. She never forgot a birthday or an anniversary. Even as her health began to diminish and arthritis took over her hands, she still handwrote cards and sent Facebook messages with love.
Peggie was an excellent cook and her famous biscuits, chicken and dumplings, pies, cakes and cookies earned her a reputation as a phenomenal baker and cook. A woman with a strong faith in God, she could feed the masses with five loaves and two fishes, which she often did throughout her life. No matter who stopped by, there was always enough and no one went away hungry.
Peggie was known for her strength and perseverance. She knew more struggles throughout her life than many of us will ever know. Her faith sustained her; she trusted in God and He provided. She was a devout Christian and embodied the same love, kindness, compassion and patience that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ does.
Our family members know that there is no way to put into words how special she was or how much she loved us and made each one of us feel treasured. We believe she had a true servant’s heart. Taking care of her family was her mission in life and she did it with grace and love. There was never a time that we did not know just how very much she loved us. She gave us things that money can never buy: a special cake on a birthday, long conversations over fresh-brewed coffee or food, phone calls to check in, smiles and laughs to celebrate the joys in life, a shoulder to cry on in the darkest hours and plenty of hugs and kisses.
Our family wishes to share a favorite bible verse, Matthew 25:23: “His Lord said unto him, well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things; I will make thee ruler over a few things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
Peggie leaves to cherish her precious memories, her daughters Maria Marshall (Walter) and Tracy Phillips (Steve); her sons Jack Gentry (Joe) and Clarence Douglas (Sandra), and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews (5 generations), family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Peggie was preceded in death by her brothers Harold Jackson I, William (Billy) Jackson and Pedro Jackson; sisters Gloria Ross and Frances Wilkes; daughter Lisa Patterson; and son William Walker.