Peggy Louise Yow Brookshire, age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 31, 2021.
Mrs. Brookshire was born in Randleman on January 11, 1931 to Herbert and Rena Yow. Peggy was a 1949 graduate of Randleman High School and retired from Laughlin Hosiery Mill in Randleman after many years of service. Peggy attended First United Methodist Church in Randleman where she sang weekly in the church choir and was an active member of the United Methodist Women. In addition to her parents, Peggy is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Azel Brookshire, infant son, Joseph William Brookshire, brother, Donald Yow, and son-in-law Gary Richardson. Peggy's beautiful singing voice, and her cheerful, kind demeanor will be remembered by all who knew her.
Peggy is survived by her daughter, Karen Brookshire Richardson of Sophia, siblings Glen Yow of Asheboro, Jean McCollum of Randleman, and Bobby Yow of Asheboro, grandchildren, Brent Richardson of Sophia, Kelly Patton (Ryan) of Asheboro, and Mandy Pearce (Matthew) of Randleman, great-grandchildren, Keylin Gamboa, Reychell Gamboa, Madeline Richardson, Ella Pennington, Eva Vuncannon, David Richardson, Berkley Pennington, Marcus Pearce, Bethany Pearce, and Micah Pearce, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who were very special to her.
Mrs. Brookshire will lie in repose on Sunday September 5, 2021 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm (family will not be present) at Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman. The family will receive friends on Sunday September 5, 2021 at First United Methodist Church Randleman, 301 S. Main Street, from 1:30-2:00 pm on the front lawn of the church with a celebration of life to immediately follow with Reverend Jenna Grogan officiating. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair for the service. The burial will be held at Randolph Memorial Park, 4538 N. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, at 3:00 pm.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Randleman, 301 S. Main Street, Randleman, NC 27317.