Peggy Harrell Barbour
Peggy Harrell Barbour, 91, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. She was a resident of Lanexa, VA. Peggy was born to the late Nannie and James Harrell in Durham, NC. The family moved to the Peninsula, where Peggy graduated Hampton High School in 1951 and married her high school sweetheart, the late Milton Lee Barbour. Peggy was a member of the Baptist faith and was instrumental in founding the deaf ministry at Pine Chapel Baptist Church, which spread throughout the peninsula to include Tide Mill Baptist, West Hampton Baptist, and York River Baptist Churches. Peggy analyzed fingerprints for the FBI while her husband served in the US Army. She also served in various positions in the medical field, spanning over 30 years. She was a part of the quilter’s guild, enjoyed completing various crafts, and liked to breed and show poodles.
Peggy was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Irene Grimsley; and son-in-law, Robin Whorley.
She is survived by her three daughters, Peggy Lee LeFors (Nick), Nancy Whorley, and Linda Hood (Greg); sister, Betty Wainwright; brother, Billy Harrell; grandchildren, Trina Fountain, Georgia Boyko, Peggy Charlee Kinman, Jenilee Hurley, Nick LeFors III, and Renetta Hood; great-grandchildren, Alexis Kaplan, Virginia Fountain, Anthony Boyko, Charles Fountain III, Sam Kinman, Jackson Mason, Nate Kinman, Rachel Kinman, Joseph Mason, Langdon Hurley, and Jovelle Hurley; and two great-great-grandsons, Dakota and River Boyko.
The family would like to thank Mrs. Barbour’s personal care aide, Martha Logan, along with the ICU and critical care team at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center for their exceptional care of their loved one.
The family will have a visitation at Peninsula Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at Peninsula Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Bill Cashman will be officiating the service.
A second reception will be held on Friday, November 24, 2023, at Liberty York River Campus from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Croaker, VA.