A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, at Cornerstone Fellowship for Peggy J. White of Artesia, N.M.
Mrs. White, 90, died on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her home.
Gerald Burns will officiate at the services. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Peggy was born on May 11, 1928 in Cross Plains, Texas; the daughter of Nathan E. Oliver and Opal Grace Mitchell Oliver. She was married to Billy Keith White in California. He preceded her in death on July 28, 1961. She came to Artesia in 1961 from Lovington, N.M.
She was office manager for Guy Chevrolet for many years until her retirement. Peggy started prayer meetings in her home in 1962 and later started Cornerstone Fellowship where she was the Pastor for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother John Randall Oliver.
Survivors include her son Keith White of Artesia; daughters Sheryl Ison of Brownfield, Texas, Cindy Hammett and husband Brent of Artesia; grandchildren Stacey Reid and husband Michael, John Paul Hammett, Sarah Beth Bender and husband Robert, Joel Ison and wife Jamy, and Jessica White; great-grandchildren Ben, Nathan and Hayden Reid.
Love and big prayers Sheryl, Keith, Cindy and families ~ Peggy was one of a kind, a jewel. Heaven just got a lot richer. Blessings to all ~ Denise
Denise TiceArtesia, NM
I always said that Peggy was not of this world. She was so in tune with the power of the Holy Spirit. Never on this side of Heaven will it be known how many lives were saved changed and salvaged and fed because of the Prayers and the touch of Peggy's hands. Peggy was truly a wonder to behold. Our condolences to the entire Peggy Jean White family and Thank you especially her children who allowed her to be shared with so many and whom she loved dearly.
Nadine CopelandLas Cruces, NM
What a special lady Peggy was! She will be remembered by our family forever. Such a blessing to so many people. I bet she is singing and dancing with Jesus!
Jim and Garilyn DevineArtesia, NM
Our sincere condolences to the White family for your loss. Our community has also lost a beloved member. Special thoughts for our Keith. Such a pleasure to be acquainted with your mom. She brought the Holy Spirit every time she was near. We will miss her and we are here for you in this time of grief. God Bless yourfriends
John and Marsha GundersonArtesia, NM
Cindy, Sheryl, and Keith.....I pray His comforting arms hold you as you grieve. At the same time I know you rejoice that she is once again whole and having an indescribable time with our Lord. I love you.
Sandy SchuetzArtesia, NM
Wonderful memories of spending time at Cornerstone Church and having the privilege of praising God and listening to her sermons. Truly a wonderful preacher, teacher and friend. Heaven is shining brighter today.
Tammy FuquaArtesia, NM
Keith I'm so sorry
JoLynn SchneiderArtesia, NM
Keith,Cindy, and Sheryl Iam sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a blessing to us and showed the love of Jesus every day. She was a great neighbor and a great inspiration. We have no doubt where she is. Our thoughts, prayers and love to you all.
Russell KirkpatrickAlbuquerque, NM
My condolences to the family of a dear pastor, and a very sweet lady.
Janet McHenryBuffalo, MO
Peggy was my pastor as a teenager. She had such a profound impact on me. She baptized me when I was 18 and she also preformed my wedding ceremony. She was one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. I thank God for bringing her into my life. I feel blessed to have known her. Condolences to her family.
Pamela LardTampa, FL
Wish for peace for the family as we know she is with the Lord.
Larry and Beth DadeArtesia, NM
Peggy was very dear to me, as she was to my whole family. She and my Mom, Nelta, had many good times together. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Zarinska Musgrove MortonCunningham, TX
Peggy was my neighbor on Runyan for many years. When she began her prayer groups, I was amazed that she could fit that many people in her modest house. Cars were parked clear around the block...not just once, but every time there was a prayer service. God had quite the following facilitated by His messenger, Peggy. She was always dressed beautifully and professionally, and loved everyone she met. She was a very classy lady. I can only imagine her entry into Heaven, when Christ greeted her and said, "Well done, good and faithful servant." That was truly a victory day for her. Sending my love and prayers to you and you work through your grief. God bless you!
LuAnn BeardemphlLubbock, TX
My deepest sympothies to the family. My prayers and thoughts are with yall. She was a great woman and pastor. She will dearly be missed. From the cogburn family. Heaven gained another angel. RIP sweet woman
Susan cogburnGilmer, TX
Dear children, grandchildren and family members of my Pastor , Peggy White. I just want you to know that your dear Mother was loved by me and all my family so very much. She was like a mother to me, as well as Pastor and friend. I think of her often with wonderful memories. Just yesterday my daughter and I were reminiscing about the wonderful songs we learned under her teachings these past 30 plus years. I was saddened...yet joyous when learning of her passing today. I will see my Pastor and friend again one day. I am looking forward to the Reunion. God bless and be with you all. Dora Lard
Dora LardLake Arthur, NM
Keith, i am so very sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. I pray that God gives you peace throughout this sadness. If you need anything, give me a call.
Rhonda KosloskieDexter, NM
Peggy was such a powerful influence in our early Christian lives as well as so many others in the Pecos Valley. We are privileged to have known Peggy and seen first hand the wonderful minister she was and all the lives she touched throughout the years both in her home groups and her church. Thank you Jesus for Peggy's life and for being our spiritual mentor in those years in Artesia. Our condolences for the her family and may the grace and peace of God guide them all at this time of loss.
Bill & Linda GreenhawLubbock, TX
Brian L SpeirSan Pablo, CA
Steve and I send our love and prayers to the family. We are sad we won't be able to attend her celebration of life, we are in Montana until Aug. 10
Peggy played a huge part of our spiritual growth for years and was a dear friend not only to us but to my parents, Bill,and Bessie Leaf. She will be grateful missed but we praise God for His mercy in calling her "home"
May God comfort your hearts knowing where she is and how much God used her gifts in the lives of others. Love you, BETTY
Betty and Steve ClarkArtesia, NM
Our for prayers are with you Chery , Cindy, Keith, Brent and all the children. Just remember what a day that was when your Mom saw Jesus face to face! Father God, please wrap your arms of comfort around this dear family in Jesus name!
Connie Jo LewisArtesia, NM