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Peggy Wheatley

January 25, 1928 — January 11, 2018

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.

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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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