Birth Date: August 22, 1938Death Date: December 2, 2018
When you get to the end of your life, one can only dream of leaving behind such a lasting legacy, full of countless adventures filled with people throughout all walks of life who felt the unwavering depths and enormity of your love, and Peggy Morris did just that. Peggy was many things: she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, loyal friend, a woman of faith, avid cook, traveled adventurer and the first to show up when things went awry. After 80 joyous, faith-filled years on earth, on December 2, 2018, God called her home and told her that her mission was complete, well done my good and faithful servant.
To know Peggy was to love her. She was known in her family for her wit and toughness. She had grit and grace, brains and beauty. She was fierce and feisty and showed us what an honest, vibrant, life full of love truly looked like. She was married to the love of her life for 60 years, whom she married when she was 20 years old in Gilmer, Texas. They made a home in Dallas where she worked as an accountant for numerous years before retiring. Peggy and Neil settled in Mesquite and had one daughter, Pam, who was the light of their lives until some years later when she became Mawmaw to her two greatest blessings, her grandchildren, Lauren and Michael (both of whom were her favorite). Mawmaw was no ordinary grandmother. Her greatest accomplishment was always showing up. Whether it was a baseball game, a dance recital or Friday night football games, you could guarantee that you could look up in the stands and find her proudly looking and cheering on. She loved her family more than words could describe and was thrilled to have recently become a great-grandmother. Neil and Peggy’s home away from home was their motorhome, in which they traveled across the country, making memories and friends everywhere they went. Peggy was also actively involved in their church which she dearly loved. But of all the things she was involved in and enjoyed and all of the things she was, the greatest of her qualities and what she will always be remembered for was her fiercely loving heart.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis & Frances Stracener; sister, Patsy Bell; and brother, Robert Stracener. She is survived by her husband, Neil; her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Robert Salazar; her granddaughter, Lauren Michelle Salazar; grandson, Michael Robert Salazar and wife, Kristina Michelle Salazar; great-grandson, Shane Robert Salazar; sister, Kathy Stracener Clemmer; sister-in-law, Patricia Herrmann Stracener; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the care of Restland Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 7, at 1:00 pm at Dallas County Cowboy Church, 4627 Pioneer Road, Balch Springs, Texas, 75180.