On Saturday, April 10, 2021, Peggy Joyce Johnson Branham 89, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother departed this life with “MY GIRLS” at her side.
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Peggy was born March 1, 1932, in Auxier, Kentucky to William Hershel Johnson and Gypsey Childress Johnson. She attended Elkhorn City High School, and Pikeville College whereupon she did substitute teaching in the Pike County School System. On November 22nd, 1952 till June 1995 she was married to Billy Troy Branham and had four loving children.
Peggy devoted her time to her children, family, and friends. She was a member of the Pikeville United Methodist Church, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, enjoyed needlepoint with the Golden Girls, and traveled with the 55 Plus Club. She kept books for Ace Auto Parts and spent several years as an active consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.
In 1982, Peggy became a Snowbird in West Palm Beach, Florida, and a permanent resident there in 2010.
Peggy is survived by her four children Debbie (Spouse Ronnie)Richardson of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Julian Dale Branham of Pikeville, Kentucky, Gypsie Ann Thacker of Lexington, Kentucky, and Billie Lynn Hefner of North Palm Beach, Florida. She has six grandchildren Jessica Justice, Drew Justice, Tolliver Hefner(Mollie), Trey Brahnam, Raleigh Wells(Chase), and Zaid Mullins(Desiree).Five great-grandchildren Justice, Sawyer, and Jacobson Beall, Tristan Coleman, and Analeigh Wells. She also left to mourn several nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family and friends.
Peggy was preceded in death by parents: William Hershel and Gypsey Johnson, brother: Bill Harvey Johnson, sister: Elzina Johnson, nephew: Jan Harvey Johnson, grandsons: Christopher Randall Fields, and Larry Isaac Thacker.
A private memorial service for immediate family will be held on May 15, 2021, at the JU Thacker Mausoleum at 11 AM with the Reverend John Lucas officiating. A celebration of Peggy's life will be held from 4 PM to 6 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn 2nd floor Ballroom in downtown Pikeville, Kentucky for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers feel free to donate to Pikeville High School Academic Scholarship Fund or the Pikeville United Methodist Church 107 Main St., Pikeville, KY 41501