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Peggy Estelle Otey

September 20, 1948 - October 15, 2022

Peggy Estelle Otey peacefully passed away at Lynchburg General Hospital on Saturday, October 15, 2022, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her loving parents Lawrence Otey, Sr. and Doris Daniels Otey.

Peggy was baptized at an early age and joined Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, Big Island, VA. She attended Bedford County public schools and graduated from Susie Gibson High School. After graduation she attended Shaw University and later obtained her Master’s Degree from North Carolina Central University. She spent the majority of her career working at Central VA Training Center. Peggy had a great love for children, in particularly her nieces and nephews.

She leaves to cherish her memory one brother, Lawrence Otey, Jr. (Barbara); niece Shantel Hodge; nephews Christopher (Anika), Shaun; and one Aunt, Virginia Davis. She also leaves to cherish her memory a host of great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special recognition to her nephew, Shaun Otey, who relocated when she became ill and cared for her daily until she passed.

God, Grant me the serenity To accept the things

I cannot change, The courage to change

The things I can, And the wisdom to

Know the difference.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Tharp Funeral Home.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.



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Sorry to hear Miss Peggy passed away. my best friend. My condolence to Sean. Thank you for being there for Peggy. Miss Peggy was kind-hearted and loved everybody. She had lots of friends that love her dearly an angel that shoulder will be missed. Some of her friends just found out. If there was more people in this world like Miss Peggy this world would be a better place. She touched so many people hearts young and old.

Posted by Estelle Eldridge on November 2, 2022

So sorry to hear of Peggy passing. She was a classmate of my sister Georgia. The last time I spoke with her was when Georgia passed. I know she truly will be missed. Prayers going out to the Family 🙏🏽💕🎈

Posted by Gaynell Dyke Ferris on October 21, 2022

I was so very sorry to hear about Peggy’s illness and death. She was a first cousin and always a kind and gentle person. After I relocated from Virginia to Pennsylvania and then to Florida and had the occasion to return many times to visit my immediate family, it always included a stop at Peggy’s parent’s home to see my aunt and uncle and Peggy. I am extremely saddened on hearing of her death and pray that God will grant her light, rest and peace and receive her soul into His kingdom. May God bless you, Peggy.

Posted by Samuel Franklin on October 20, 2022

So sorry to hear of the passing of Peggy my prayers and condolences are with the family

Posted by Gaynell Langhorne Bryan on October 19, 2022

May God bless and strengthen you as you mourn the loss of your loved one. I was introduced to Peggy by my brother, Dr. Horace Rice while Peggy was attending North Carolina Central University. I immediately found Peggy to be very personable, with the most gentle spirit and kind heart. I was saddened to learn of her passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. My prayer is that God will comfort you and that your incredible sadness will soon be replaced with special, loving memories of your time spent with Peggy. Blessings, Gloria Rice Alston

Posted by Gloria Rice Alston on October 19, 2022

Our prayers and condolences are with you all in this sad time Cousin Junior in the lost of Cousin Peggy. We love you all from your Cousin Beckie Parker-Johnson of Big Island and her son's Mequel of Big Island and Metron of Ocoee, Florida. ❤️ 🙏

Posted by Metron Parker on October 18, 2022

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Peggy, Affectionally Known as ( LiL Peggy ). May she Rest In Peace.

Posted by Mary F Langhorn on October 18, 2022

So sorry to hear she passed away. Love, prayers and sympathy to her family.Such a sweet lady. May she R I P. I met her while in rehab. Norma Hamilton ❤🙏

Posted by Norma Hamilton on October 18, 2022

Barbara and Lawrence, my Prayers and Condolences to your family during this time.

Posted by Linda Andrews on October 18, 2022

Prayers and condolences to the family. I enjoyed talking with Peggy when she came to the Madison Heights Water Office to pay her bill. She was so kind and considerate of others.

Posted by Sharlene Haynes on October 18, 2022

Prayers for the family. Blessings, The Kidd Family

Posted by Chonna N. Kidd on October 18, 2022

My deepest condolences to the family, I can't remember nothing but, Peggy's smile. We shared some wonderful moments. May you all find comfort in knowing that she's resting in the arm's of Jesus.

Posted by Barbara Richie on October 18, 2022

Condolences to the family. Will miss you Peggy. Love Lele

Posted by Lele cabell on October 17, 2022

My deepest sympathies goes out to the family, I have known Ms. Peggy all my life and she was always such a sweet person, Stephanie Langhorn and family.

Posted by Stephanie R Langhorne on October 17, 2022

Peggy,going to miss talking to you in grocery store. Rest in Paradise.

Posted by Faithy Burford on October 17, 2022

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