"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help," Psalm 121:1.
She gained her wings and finally put her shoes on to go home.
Our loving earthly angel, the Rev. Peggy A. Short, 65, of Petersburg, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., on Oct. 3, 1948.
She was a graduate of Sussex Central High School, class of 1966. She attended Norfolk State University obtaining her degree in nursing and was a part of the graduating class of 1980.
She was a registered nurse for over 30 years working in various positions. She retired as a unit III coordinator of Southside VA Training Center after over 30 years of service to the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services.
The Rev. Short became a licensed minister of the gospel on March 18, 2001, at Tabernacle Baptist Church under the leadership of her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs Sr. She furthered her education by obtaining her Master of Divinity from Virginia Union University,
Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, in May 2005.
She enjoyed shopping, traveling, dining out and spending time with friends and family. She loved Tabernacle Baptist Church family and would participate in many church events. The Rev. Short was also an avid Redskins fan and went to see her favorite team play before her health began to decline.
The Rev. Peggy A. Short was a devoted mother, family member, nurse and friend. She will be missed by many of the lives she so positively impacted. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 121:1, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help."
She leaves to mourn: her mother Katherine S. Short and she was the daughter of the late Reverend David A. Short, both of Jarratt.
She has one devoted daughter Karen Short-Jones; one son-in-law, Darrel K. Jones; two loving granddaughters, Kierra D. Jones and Damera K. Jones, all of South Prince George. She has three siblings, a loving brother, Ira E. Short (Ellen Yvonne); two younger sisters, Gail H. Carter (Clarence) of Emporia, and Deborah Short of Petersburg; two nephews, Gerry Short of Maryland and Sedarous Carter (Monica) of Hopewell; three nieces, Terry Kush of Washington, Arnechia Washington of Emporia and Shade Short of Chester. Also, leaving a devoted best friend, Essie "Jane" Crockett and a host of cousins; great-nieces; great-nephews; and friends whom lives she has touched in a special way.
A service celebrating the legacy and life of the Rev. Peggy A. Short will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at 12 p.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 418 Halifax St., Petersburg, with the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Robert A Diggs Sr. officiating. Burial will commence at the Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George. The family will assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. for the procession on the morning of the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, 804-863-4411.