Margaret “Peggy” Bloxom Verville, 81, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, Saturday night, Jan. 11, 2020, from complications due to pneumonia.
Peggy was born Nov. 22, 1938, in Makemie Park, Eastern Shore, to parents, Frank Fletcher and Eula Riggin Bloxom. She graduated from Atlantic High School, attended Mary Washington College and graduated from Strayer Business School in Washington, D.C. She served as a federal employee for the Department of Agriculture, Defense Communication Agency and National Communications Service before retiring to become a homemaker.
In 1959, Peggy married Wade Gordon Massey (deceased), and became the beloved mother of her two children, Glenn Frank Massey of Chesterfield and Valerie Massey Hoey of Virginia Beach. In 1974, she married George Henry Verville (deceased). She’s survived by her two children and their spouses, Clyde “Cappy” Hoey and Sukontar Massey; and her four precious grandchildren, Megan Hoey, Dylan Hoey, Logan Hoey and Aphisit Massey.
Peggy lived in Arlington for 37 years, and served many roles as a member of Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, including administrative and chairperson of many groups. She was also very active in her children’s various PTAs throughout their entire school careers. Another role she was proud to serve was on the Council of the Job’s Daughters Organization for her daughter.
Upon moving to Virginia Beach in 1996, she became a member of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. She attended the Agape Sunday School Class and served on the Worship Committee and as a teller. Peggy also volunteered at the Potters House and with the Meals on Wheels program.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be conducted at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church with a reception following the service.
In lieu of flowers, it’s Peggy’s wish to have donations made to The Potter’s House of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. Donations made through the church should specifically be designated to The Potter’s House.
Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.