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- Published on 10 August 2011
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Peggy Joyce Box Brewington was born on February 23, 1933, in Eudora, Arkansas to E.L. Box and Pearl Hampton Box. She graduated from Eudora High School in 1952. She died August 3, 2011 at C.C. Young Memorial Center in Dallas, Texas. Interment was at Justin Cemetery, Justin, Texas, with Bro. Ron Cresswell of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, officiating.
Peggy was preceded in death by sisters Willow Dean
Davis, Ela Mae Duncan, Effie Bert Erickson, Frances Sanders; brothers E.L. Box, Jr., Frank Kent Box; sister-in-law Dorothy Box; and brother- in-law Hinton Sanders.
Having married a career Air Force NCO in 1954, Peggy traveled the world. She lived in Casa Blanca, Morocco; Abilene, Texas; Selma, Alabama; Taipei, Taiwan; Blytheville, Arkansas; Marquette, Michigan; and Charleston, South Carolina.
Peggy worked hard all her life. She first helped out at home by taking care of her brothers and sisters - a task she continued until her death. She also worked in the cotton fields, the garden, and doing housekeeping for her parents and siblings. She worked for the Chamber of Commerce in Eudora, Arkansas, and the Tax Assessor Collector’s office in Lake Village, Arkansas. She retired in 1994 from the Franklin County Tax Assessor Collector’s office in Mt. Vernon, Texas, in order to spend the next 11 years giving care to her mother.
Peggy is survived by sons Maxie James Brewington, Jr. and wife, Deborah of Dallas, Texas, and Andrew Jay Brewington and wife, Alicia, of Winnsboro, Texas. Grandchildren are Brook Brewington, Connie Sutton, and Bradley Sutton and wife, Brittany. She is also survived by brothers Jerry Box and wife, Ellie; Jim Box; Elbert Box and wife, Marcella; and sister Rita Byrnes and husband, J.C. and sister-in-law Sharon Box. She leaves numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
Peggy’s family would like to thank Dr. Kent Hamilton of
Digestive Health Associates for his attentive care and advice; Dr. Priscilla Hollander of Baylor Endocrine Center for her exceptional care; and Dr. Yvonne Coyle of Texas Oncology for her expertise, accessibility, and generous and loving support.