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Peggy Wheatley

Peggy Lee Wheatley, 89, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, January 11, 2018 at Chesapeake Woods Center.

She was born in Cambridge on January 25, 1928 and was two weeks shy of her 90th birthday.

Peggy was the granddaughter of the late Annie and Gordy Tall who raised her. She was the daughter of the late Brice Tall and Blanche Cook.

On October 6, 1979 Peggy married Donald C. Wheatley and they made their home in Cambridge. Mr. Wheatley died January 17, 2007.

Peggy worked in retail for a number of years, but her real career consisted of being a caregiver to her family when she was needed. Family was everything to her and she enjoyed their company when they would come to visit. Her grandchildren whom she dearly loved held a special place in her heart.

The family would like to thank the staff at Chesapeake Woods Center for the excellent care given to Peggy during her stay.

Surviving her are two grandchildren Thomas O. Lantz IV and Christy S. Lantz; daughter-in-law Carol Merkley; niece Barbara Ann Tall; nephew Rick Tall and special friends Joyce & Jimmy Newcomb.

Preceding her in death besides her grandparents and parents was a son Thomas O. Lantz III; brothers Elbert and Harold Tall.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Dorchester Memorial Park, beginning 11 a.m. with Rev. Steve Bloodsworth officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy’s name can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.

To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com

Born: January 25, 1928 Death: January 11, 2018

Graveside Service

Saturday March 24, 2018 , 11:00 AM at Dorchester Memorial Park Share your thoughts and memories in the guestbook.

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Tom Foxwell 03/20/2018 Bruce Wingfield With heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. The Bible indicates that soon death will be no more (Rev. 21:4) and those who have died can live again. These are promises from God, who cannot lie (Titus 1:2). Please take comfort in this wonderful hope as you look forward to its grand fulfillment. 02/28/2018 George & Christine Ragusa My dear wife and I would like to extend our condolences for the loss of your loved one. All of us have experienced the pain of death in some way sad to say. And, so, at difficult times like this we are confronted with the stark reality of how precious and fragile life can surely be (James 4:14). So, my wife and I send this condolence to you with the hope that we can in some small way comfort you as it has comforted us with what the Bible reveals to us about GOOD NEWS from Almighty God. Please be assured that we are in no way trying to impose our faith on you; but we sincerely just want to extend comfort to you during your grief (Proverbs 17:17). As recorded in the Bible, Gods only-begotten son, Jesus promises that one day he is personally going to bring back to life all those who have died, just as he did when he was on earth as a man (John 5:28, 29; 11:43, 44). Just as death is an enemy to us, it is also an enemy to God (1 Corinthians 15:26). For that reason, as well as others, He promises to remove FOREVER all the pain, suffering, wickedness, and DEATH that mankind has had to endure for thousands of years (Revelation 21:3-5; Psalm 37:10, 11, 29). What a glorious and almost unbelievable day that will be! Its a reality and a sure hope we can rely on because it is absolutely impossible for God to lie (Titus 1:2; Isaiah 55:10, 11). It is our hope that you NOT take our word for what has been written in this condolence; but we encourage you to please take a moment to read and meditate on all these referenced scriptures in your own Bible (1 Timothy 4:15, 16). My wife and I are confident you will be encouraged and comforted by the marvelous hope God has in store for us (Psalm 1:1-3; John 17:3). Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 01/20/2018 Donna, Alton & Adam Hooper Carol, Tommy and family. We are so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. 01/18/2018 Tom Foxwell 01/15/2018 John Willey 01/14/2018 Deb Langrell A million, Ms. Peggy stories are held in our hearts. She was a treasure. We sure are going to miss her! Peace be with you all as you share many fond memories of a life well lived. 01/14/2018 Joe Fitzhugh 01/13/2018 Joyce and Jim Newcomb Our prayers are with Carol and Peggy's grandchildren. Peggy was so good to Uncle Donald and our family. She will certainly be missed . 01/13/2018

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