May 27, 1936 ~ January 16, 2018
Born in: Canton, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Peggy Moore Willett, 81, died January 16, 2018 at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas B. Moore and Lela Moody Moore. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Audrey M. McDonald, Grady W. Moore, Hilliard R. Moore, and Clinton H. Moore. Peggy was the widow of Walton W. Willett, Jr. who died November 26, 1989. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Rev. Leah Brown and her husband, William, a loved son by choice. Her grandsons, Cameron and Collin, were loved beyond measure and brought their “Memaw” great joy and pride. Her extended family includes 12 nieces and nephews and many cousins. A 1954 graduate of Marion High School, she was employed at Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, TN for several years. She returned to Asheville to provide care to her mother. She was Assistant Register of Deeds for Buncombe County for 29 years, retiring in 1996. She found purpose and meaning as a caregiver to several family members and her close friend, Peggy Duckett. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Asheville where she was a member since 2010. Rev. Dr. Mack Dennis, Rev. David Blackmon, and Rev. Dr. Guy Sayles will officiate. A private inurnment service will take place at First Baptist in the spring, Peggy’s favorite time of year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Asheville Sacred Garden or the charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank the compassionate and loving staff of CarePartners Hospice Solace Center and Groce Funeral Home.