Peggy Joyce Poteete, 80, at 12:25 a.m. Friday morning, Aug. 4, 2017 our Dad knelt beside her and asked her for the last dance. She quietly and sweetly put her hand in his and joined him in heaven. Just days before, during one of her many hospital stays, Peggy said she’d seen her Mom and Dad and they were coming to see her. She was anxious to have her hair done, so she’d look nice for them. Only five hours after her curls were in place, she peacefully and quietly took her last breath and went home.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 5-8pm at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held, Wednesday Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. at Church at Azle. Interment will follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
The seventh of eight children, born to Tommie Pike and Bertha Moncrief she spent the majority of her youth in Tennessee where she met her childhood sweetheart and lifelong love.
Devoted housewife and mother, Texans for 45 years, retired from Bedford to Azle, where Mom drove a school bus for Azle ISD, for eight years “because she enjoyed it”. She and husband Ronnie, had 56 years of marriage together and were members of First Baptist Church Azle for many years.
I’d like to say Mom is most remembered for her love of life; but sadly she longed to be with our Dad and her health quickly declined after he passed in 2010. She leaves behind many who love her.
She is survived by her two daughters, Rhonda Poteete Hailey, and Brenda Lee Poteete, who was also her primary care giver; five grandchildren, in order of birth: Jason D. Poteete, Stephanie Vass, Crystal Leigh Teeters, Tommie Dement Poteete, and Sterling Hailey Escobar; seven great-grandchildren: Dylan Lexi Poteete, Kamilla Ruth Vass, Harlen J. Poteete, Luna Jule Poteete, Rory Lee Poteete, Chantzton and Damien Escobar, and another on the way; two surviving brothers in Tennessee, Thomas Moncrief and Billy Moncrief; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Azle News,
Aug. 9, 2017 Edition