Peggy Jean Kaylor
February 28, 1935 – September 15, 2020
Peggy Gardner Kaylor of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, in her home with family by her side.
Peggy was born February 28, 1935 to John Carson Gardner and Aline Bosserman Gardner in Staunton, Virginia. She retired as the head of the testing department for the Pinellas County School Board in Clearwater, Florida. She will be remembered lovingly for her tremendous will, fighting spirit, kindness and love of life and family.
Peggy was predeceased by her husband, Henry Lee Kaylor, a career military, World War II, and Korean War veteran; by her sister Patty Gardner Hartman; by her brother John Carson Gardner; by her youngest daughter, Pamela “PB” Iocono; and by her great-great granddaughter, Kamryn Cummings.
She leaves behind her children, Linda Kaylor Martin, Greg (Sid) Kaylor, David (Edith) Kaylor, Grace Kaylor Haynes; grandchildren, Tiffany Martin Drew, Tricia Martin Crittenden, Melony Kaylor, Ian (Mollie) Kaylor, Nicholas (Marissa) Kaylor, Jason (Loretta) Tracy, Ryan Haynes; ten great grandchildren; her sisters, Betty Fraley, Jackie Grow, Rita Johnson; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
“My hero. My best friend. Mom was the strongest, most compassionate person I have or will ever know. Her greatest joy was caring for others. There is not a young person that grew up with either of my boys that wasn’t loved and cared for by “Momu”. We always had a house full of boys, and whether it was just one or an entire baseball team, Momu made sure they were well fed, and had blankets and pillows if needed. She loved each of them. I hope they know just how much joy they brought to her life.
I’m not sure how I go on without her, but I will try to live by her example and hopefully make her proud.” - - Grace Haynes