Peggy Dugger “PJ” Morgan

February 07, 1944 ‒ December 30, 2016

Johnsville, Ohio

JOHNSVILLE: Peggy Dugger “PJ” Morgan, 72, gained her Heavenly reward as a good and faithful servant on Friday, December 30, 2016.

She is survived by her faithful husband of 50 years, Vinton Lee Morgan, three children, Katie (Brent) Turner of Lascassas, TN, Daniel (Jaime) Morgan of Lewisburg, TN, and Anna (Joe) Wakham of Murfreesboro, TN. She was a proud grandmother to 12 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She also leaves one brother, Don (Janice) Dugger of Old Hickory, TN, a sister Penny (Ed) Leibner of St. Charles, MO, a sister-in-law Linda (Bill) Steensland of Johnsville, OH, and a loyal best friend, Cathy Jo Reed.

She was raised in Columbia, TN, and attended David Lipscomb College where she met a young man from Ohio, Vinton Morgan. They married and made Tennessee their home for 35 years. As a minister’s wife, PJ assisted Vinton in every aspect of the church activities, all the while attending to her children’s activities. She taught home economics at Forrest High School in Chapel Hill, TN, for 16 years influencing many to “Bee” all they could be.

She and Vinton moved to Ohio in 2001 where she taught at Colonel Crawford High School as a Family & Consumer Sciences teacher for ten years. She was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She enjoyed life with her Perry Church of Christ family where they made dresses for African children, shared meals, and worshipped together. She enjoyed opening her home to anyone but especially delighted in entertaining guests at their backwoods cabin. Family and friends were never surprised to see a camera in her hand because she was an avid photographer. She looked forward to entering pictures in the Morrow County Fair each year. Her favorite subjects were her grandchildren. PJ loved her family but she loved her Lord more and that carried over into every aspect of her life. To know her was to know a piece of Heaven.

Her family will receive friends Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Visitation continuesWednesday, January 4, 2017 at 10 a.m. until time for the 11 a.m. funeral service. Family, Pastors and Friends touched by the “Bee” will share memories and offer thanks for the life of PJ Morgan. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in PJ’s memory to World Bible School may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Morgan family. Share with them a memory how  the “Bee” lit on your life – or watch PJ’s tribute video – at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

 

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  • Words cannot express the combination of grief and joy that so many are experiencing! Never have the words, “Heaven is sweeter” been more appropriate. Peace and blessings to you all!

  • Peggy will stay in my heart for the rest of my time here on this earth. Her sweet smile and “good morning dear” will be sadly missed. Her influence on my life as well as many others will continue on. I know she is resting with the Lord now. We had our very own ‘virtuous woman” Rest easy Peggy. I’ll see you on the other side

  • Heaven has truly gained an angel! While on earth, Peggy enriched the lives of all who knew her with her kindness, charm and grace- a real “Southern Belle.”

  • I love the Morgan family so much. Peggy has been a special influence in my life and I will never forget her. Please know that if I cannot be with you all in person this week that I will be in spirit. Love you all forever!

  • Heaven has truly gained an angel! PJ enriched the lives of so many students, friends and family. She blessed all that knew her. Prayers of comfort for the family during this difficult time. !🙏🙏

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  • While our hearts are aching for our loss, they also praise God for Peggy’s victory. I don’t know that we will have certain things to do in heaven, but I think Peggy should be the one welcoming everyone…nobody I know could make all who knew her love her and feel that you were a very special person. We love you so, Peggy, and you will be missed beyond measure. We have been blessed by knowing you.

  • Vinton, so sorry to hear about Peggy. Just rest in God’s loving arms, He will sustain you. Prayers for comfort are being lifted up for you and your family.

    Sincerely,
    Lisa and Jim Tharp

  • Vinton, you and Peggy have been such a part of our family. She had a way to bring people together by opening your home and entertaining while showing what a great Christian woman she was. I know The people she met will never be the same because I’m one of them. Bruce any my thoughts and prayers are with you all to have Gods peace.

  • Peggy was my friend and sister in Christ, my heart is heavy at not being able to see her smiling face any more, but my soul is rejoicing over her going home to our Lord. My prayers and thoughts are for Vinton, Katie, Danny, Anna, and their families in the coming days.
    Perry has lost a bright light for the Lord, Peggy help with every activity we had going on there and took pictures all the time for our yearly calendar. She went thru every picture on the calendar to make sure we had one of every member, if someone was missing she would go through her pictures till she found one, and if by chance she did not have one, she would take the next Sunday to go in the calendar.
    Peggy touched the life of so many people, and will be greatly missed and will be remembered by all who knew her.

    Love
    Nancy

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Peggy’s family. Prayers that they find peace and comfort knowing that Peggy is rejoicing in our Lord whom she loves so much. We will miss her smiles and beautiful voice. We will meet again one day.

  • It was a joy to know Peggy as a friend, fellow Girl Scout leader, colleague in Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and Christian. While it is an abiding comfort that you know where she is now, free of pain, the loss for family and friends is understandably agonizing. My thoughts and prayers are with you–Vinton, Katie, Danny, Anna, spouses, children, and grandchildren. May God bless you with strength, comfort, peace, and grace in the difficult months ahead.

  • PJ was the best of the best as a teacher. She went above and beyond. She taught us and she loved us. Her room was a safe haven of positivity during the trials of high school. She always had get student’s backs. Her lessons were far reaching beyond what’s in a text book.
    Thank you for being the charming, kind, teaching, and guiding angel on earth.

  • Peggy was a special person to me and my family ever since she and Vinton came to the Mooresville Church of Christ in the 1960’s. I know she will be missed by both family and friends. My love and prayers are with Vinton and all of the family at this time.

  • Peggy Morgan was the sweetest most kind and caring person. She showed me the true meaning of a Christian woman. Wish I could be there I will be praying for the family . Sending my love

  • May God hold you all in his powerful hands during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in loving memories.

  • Vinton, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! PJ was one of the most beautiful and loving people that I knew! She brightened your spirits just by entering a room! That spirit will forever live in our hearts! We are in Phoenix so we will not be able to be at the calling hours, but I know God has her by his side!

  • To all of the Morgan family, we send our love and prayers for comfort at this difficult time.. When ever we were around Peggy we felt blessed by her smiling face and the love she gave to everyone.. Lawrence and I are truly sad to have Peggy leave us, but feel happy she is resting with our Lord, her life here on this earth was a preparation for this time.. God be with you all… In Christian Love, Lawrence and Beulah Montgomery

  • I loved teaching with Peggy and I, like the rest of her Forrest family, missed her terribly when she left. Although I have not seen her in many years, the pictures on her video are exactly as I remember. Who could forget that beautiful smile? I know that you have wonderful memories of a faithful wife and loving mother to sustain you in your grief. Blessings.

  • Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. “Aunt Peggy” was truly a remarkable Christian example. In all of my years there is not one occasion where that was not the case. Her faith is comforting but it will not erase the pain of the earthly loss: yet it does provide a tremendous and joyful expectation of a future reunion once our own earthly lives cease. On one occasion, in refuting those in His day who did not believe in the afterlife, Jesus proved there was by stating in part concerning Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, “God is not the God of the dead, but of the living” (Matthew 22:32). Peggy lives on today in a joyous and pain free rest designed by our Lord. We look forward to seeing her again. God bless all of you.

  • PJ left a wonderful legacy in her outstanding children and grandchildren! It is an honor to know you! Your exemplary lives are the results of PJ’s Godly example and teaching!

    Our hearts and prayers are with all you.

  • My heart’s heavy as I discovered your passing. I will always remember our fun times in creative cooking,and how you guided me to be the best I could be in F.C.C.L.A.. You were such a wonderful teacher and a awesome person. with all my love

  • I never met the” Bee ” but I know part of her family and they are just like her ( “a piece of Heaven” ) They are living proof that she loved them and loved the Lord m0re! I’m
    so thankful I have the opportunity to meet her someday! Keeping all the family in prayer, Lynda Calendine

  • Now is the time to exercise our faith because we don’t understand why such a bubbly, loving soul has left us. Our love to Vinton and Family.

  • Sending love and prayers to Vinton and family as you mourn and prepare to celebrate the life of one of the most caring women most of us will ever know. It was a pleasure to work with Peggy as an amazing FCS teacher from a nearby school & see her with her FCCLA students at so many contests on the district, state, and national levels. Each year I also looked forward to her hugs and visits and Farm Days and the Morrow County Fair! What a blessing she was to so many! Thanks for sharing her with our community! God be with you & hold you close.

  • Vinton and Peggy Morgan are indelibly etched into my treasured memories as part of the Family of God at Perry., OH. My wife and I were inspired by them as I lost my beloved to cancer in 2012. Vinton conducted final services for Freda. Both were so active as fellows as Freda and I served the Newark Road congregation eleven years. May you draw strength at this time from the God of all consolation.

  • Danny and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, I know that your Mother is sitting in Heaven, but I know it will be tough to say goodbye. I was a Sr. when she came to Forrest and president of FHA, she was just a joy to be around. May you find comfort in knowing how loved she was. Prayers, love and hugs to all of you.
    All of our Love, Tony and Kimberlee Johnson and Angie Jones Green

  • Peggy was truly an inspiration and a true example. She left so many people with so much love. We will miss her tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the family.

    In Christian love,
    Marsha Bilbrey, Cody and Cory Duvall

  • Prayers to the family and friends of this wonderful lady I never had the privilege to meet. I do however know some of her children and grandchildren and they are extremely wonderful people, raisings of a great mother. My love is with everyone

  • My heart aches for your loss. Though we know we will be reunited someday, this parting is still heartbreaking. I want to share a memory of Peg. We were at a Sewing for Souls Sunday event and Peg had just gotten a new selfie stick. She wanted to take a picture of all of us. So, we scooted together really close so we could all get into the frame. We stood there all squished together while she fiddled with the gadget. Try as she might, she never could figure out how to take a picture! We laughed so much because the technology seemed beyond us. Now I really wish she had gotten the camera to work.

    May God’s eternal promises comfort you during this difficult time.

  • I knew Peggy from growing up with her in Columbia, TN. Even though she was a year younger, I considered her a dear friend. She was always smiling, excelled as a Girl Scout with lots of awards, and displayed a sensitive, compassionate nature toward everyone. Her faith was the basis for her life. I also remember being at Lipscomb with her and Vinton. As upper class students in History class one day (Dr. Phillips, I think), Vinton made some kind of comment to me about not finding a good prospect to date. Immediately, I suggested Peggy and gave him a strong recommendation to check her out. I have always wanted to take credit for that relationship. Peggy, indeed, was always God’s woman!! My prayers are for you, Vinton, and all the Dugger and Morgan families. I have no doubt she leaves a tremendous void.

  • Dear Morgan family, we have heavy hearts to learn the passing of Ms.Peggy. She was a great lady and a good neighbor for many years here in Tennessee. God Bless you all.

  • I knew Peggy when I was a member of the Crawford County Delta Kappa Gamma as well as her years with my son in Home Ec. class at Colonel Crawford High School. She was a true Professional as a teacher. Always caring that the students learned and applied all she was teaching them be it folding a napkin properly, baking cookies, or just being caring individuals. She led the Delta Kappa Gamma ladies with her attention to detail and high standards using her wit, beautiful smile, and friendly ‘southern’ manner. Although it had been over six years since I had seen Peggy she is one person I will never forget and have thought about often since I heard of her passing. My condolences to her family. Rest in peace, Peggy.