Marguerite Perkins
1938 - 2020
Marguerite (Peggy) Perkins

January 16, 1938 - October 22, 2020

Marguerite (Peggy) Terrell Perkins entered into eternal life on Thursday, October 22, 2020. She was born January 16, 1938, in Chesterfield, Va., to the late Roy Lee Terrell and Cecilia (Wing) Terrell.

Peggy was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and more recently great grandmother. First and foremost, she treasured her family and cherished every moment she shared with them. She especially enjoyed her role as "Grammy." She was a lifelong sports enthusiast – everything from being a stand-out athlete herself, to coaching, to simply watching. She had an infectious, endearing personality and was loved by all. She knew that to serve God is to serve others and she lived her life in that way by serving God, family, and others.

Surviving Peggy are her loving husband and best friend of 61 years, Dr. Paul Hening Perkins; her six children, Mary Gessay (Scott), Ann Weidie (Stuart), Paul Perkins, Jr., CeCe Rodgers (Jimmy), Pat Perkins (Mandy), and Matt Perkins (Laura); 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving Peggy are her sister, Roberta Pizzini (Juan), and brother-in-law, Mike Wirt. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Catherine Wirt.

A Catholic mass will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Saint Johns the Evangelist with COVID-19 restrictions. The church service will be live streamed at at 11 a.m. There will be a graveside service at Augusta Memorial Park at 12 p.m., Waynesboro, Va., that is open to all.

In lieu of flowers, Peggy's family would ask that you always remind yourself of her principles, God, family, and others.

McDow Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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Published by The News Virginian on Oct. 25, 2020.
Funeral Mass
Saint Johns the Evangelist
Funeral Mass
The church service will be live streamed at
Graveside service
Augusta Memorial Park
, Waynesboro, Virginia
Funeral services provided by:
McDow Funeral Home & Crematory - Waynesboro
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Dr. Perkins, You may not remember me, but I was Matt´s roommate sophomore year at William and Mary. I only met you and Mrs. Perkins a couple times, but it was clear the impact she had on Matt and how well you both raised him. Matt continues to hold strong the principles you both taught him. I am sorry to hear of your wife´s passing, and wish you and your family strength and love to get through these difficult times as well as peace to appreciate her life well lived. With sympathy, Sunjeet Randhawa and family
November 18, 2020
Paul,I am so sorry for the loss of Peggy.My sympathy to your family. You could tell she was an athlete by looking at her and I always seeing her. Lillian Thomas RN OB
Lillian Thomas
October 28, 2020
I am so sorry about your loss. I loved seeing Peggy at daily mass and she always had an infectious smile. She will be missed. May all of the family feel the loving arms of the Lord holding them tight and supporting during this difficult time.
Marie and Steuart Thomas
October 27, 2020
thomas hening
October 26, 2020
Our prayers are with Peggy and Paul at this sad time.
Ed & Rita Norrett
October 26, 2020
Mary and Peggy bowled together for years and we knew some of the family through Basketball Little league. Peggy is now in Heaven with her Lord and there will be a day that each of us will meet again. For now we Pray for each of the family and hope the Lord will wrap His big arms around each of you in comfort. May He will meet your every Need. Love in Christ Mike and Mary
Mike and Mary Beverly
October 26, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So many many great memories with your family. RIP Peggy, thanks for all the laughs!
Marian Morris "MOOSE"
October 26, 2020