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Marguerite C. Peck
Marguerite C. Peck, 101, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022. She was a lifelong resident of Newport News and was a graduate of Newport News High School, Class of 1937, and attended Virginia Intermont College.
She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Newport News since 1931. Marguerite was a charter and lifelong member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a member of the Women on Missions Group, Joy Sunday school class, XYZ Senior Group, and Swinging Seniors. She was a former member of the Woman’s Club of Newport News and the National Secretary’s Association. Marguerite was a legal secretary for 13 years for the firm of Murray, Ford, West, and Wilkinson. She later went on to work for the City of Newport News, as an administrative secretary, for four Newport News School Superintendents and retired in 1985 after 21 years of service. In September 2017, she was given a lifelong citizenship award by the City of Newport News.
Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Peck, parents, Alfred J. and Pearl Colonna, sister, Nellia C. Gillespie, and former husband Marvin M. Murchison, Jr. She is survived by her son, Marvin M. Murchison III (Melissa), stepdaughter, Elizabeth Parsons (Ralph), and stepson, Rodney Peck (Mary Ann); three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside service, officiated by Pastor Dale Seley, will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.