Peggy Murphy Thomas

Passed away on March 12, 2019

Peggy Murphy Thomas was born April 16, 1952 at Hotel Dieu in New Orleans, Louisiana and passed away March, 12, 2019, in Georgetown, Texas after a courageous, yet graceful, battle with Leukemia. She was surrounded by her Family which was a true blessing.

She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Karl Thomas, her mother, Juanita Rodrigue Bartlett, her sister, Patricia Murphy Green (Johnny), her daughters, Jennifer Mashburn Philpot (J.D.) and Kelly Christine Mashburn. She had a granddaughter, Morgan Pommier Kaspar (Kory), a grandson, Grant Thomas Ladner and a precious great-granddaughter, Kenedi Raelyn Kaspar. She also leaves behind her mother-in-law, Virginia Thomas, step-grandchildren (Kelcie, Phoenix and Wyatt), nieces, nephews and many wonderful cousins.

Peggy was predeceased by her father, John Hawthorn Murphy and her brothers, John Hawthorn Murphy, Jr. and Thomas Michael Murphy.

She grew up in Metairie, Louisiana and attended Archbishop Chapelle and Riverdale High Schools and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She moved to Houston, Texas in 1986 and then to Georgetown, Texas after retirement. For most of her working career, she was an Administrator in the Medical field where she truly enjoyed contributing to the success of four special practices, physicians and staff.

Known as “Grammy” by her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her legacy will live on through them and all the intentional memories that she created with them.

Peggy will be missed dearly by her family and many friends from throughout her life, work, golf and travels. Her class, beauty and kindness were matched only by her devotion to her family, enjoying the companionship of close friends, and living a life of Christian faith and purpose.

On April 16, 2019, Visitation will take place from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and a Memorial Service from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Parkway Presbyterian Church (6200 Camphor Street, Metairie, LA). Following the Memorial Service, the family will hold a private Inurnment Service in the Cemetery of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, in Plattenville, LA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: Be The Match (National Bone Marrow Donor Registry) Be The Match donation page or the MD Anderson Cancer Center MD Anderson Cancer Center donation page.


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Ronni Rodrigue Walker

March 20, 2019

How do you write a memorial message about a beautiful cousin who was just 13 months older and lived just five houses away for most of our childhood? I always loved Peggy and remember fondly the trip we took with our paternal grandparents the summer of '61 to explore Florida. Imagine our surprise and joy when we discovered that in high school we were dating two guys who were cousins, too! Peggy was beautiful inside and out. She survived a few trials like most people but came out stronger and more hopeful each time. I'll never forget when Karl came into her life and made everything perfect! I will cherish our last visit in September, 2018, in Denver during yet another Rodrigue family reunion/party. We are a close group of cousins even though we live all over the USA. We have lost three cousins in about six weeks, including siblings Peggy and Mike. The heartache is real but our family's love is still strong.

Elaine Philpot

March 20, 2019

Such beauty and grace taken way to soon. My heart breaks for Karl and her precious children. So very honored to have known such a sweet lady. I will forever remember the last Christmas we shared together.

Lani Auster

March 20, 2019

Peggy since our girls grew up together you were always the strength and dignity of a perfect mom., raising your girls with love and spiritual devotion. You will be deeply missed by your loving family and friends. God needed another angel and he chose her to be by his side . God Bless

Cybele Woon

March 20, 2019

Peggy was such a beautiful soul and now is a beautiful soul in Heaven. I was so privileged to start working at Whitsett Vision group on exactly the same day Peggy did. My favorite part of the day was arriving at work and sitting in her office for 15 minutes having "therapy." We talked about everything - kids, relationships, our love for our husbands, work drama, stressors. I will miss Peggy's warm smile and calm wisdom and my heart and prayers go out to Karl and all the family that have been so close to Peggy. Love you Peggy!!

Susan Cooksey

March 16, 2019

So very grateful for knowing Peg. Her smile, laugh and kind soul will be missed. She was a special person to all.

Karen & Brad Douglas

March 16, 2019

Heavy hearts might find comfort knowing Heaven has a beautiful new angel.

We send our love and prayers to Karl and all of Peg’s family.

David Reynolds

March 15, 2019

I first want to give my condolences to Peggy's family as I can only imagine the grief you all are feeling in these moments. To lose a person like Peggy has to be so difficult as she was a dear to all that knew her. I seldom meet people who instantly become such a valued friend and whom I knew would give one her best whether at work or out just having a good time. She showed me what true friendship is and was always willing to give no matter the circumstance. I loved her sense of humor and ability to see the bright side of any situation. I enjoyed talking with her as she made me laugh when discussing work or our families (it was evident she was so proud of Karl and her kids). I have to say I will deeply miss my friend, although we did not talk often but enough to let each other know the importance of the relationship through meaningful conversation. She will be remembered for many things but her kindness and caring will be missed above all to me. Lastly, I know we earthlings are in sorrow but Heaven has to be a better place for her being there. My prayers to the family and hope for a gentle peace with time.
David Reynolds