Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Lillie "Peggy" M. Burch

August 6, 1928August 21, 2019

Lillie Margaret Burch (Peggy) passed away peacefully on August 21, 2019, from complications from a short illness, at her home at The Forum on Park Lane in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 91. Her children were with her on her last day. Peggy was born on August 6, 1928, in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with her parents John Daves and Edna Vierling Daves. Peggy was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Robert R. Burch, M.D. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Robert R. Burch, Jr. and his wife Mary, of Exton, Pennsylvania, and Gayle Burch Agnew and her husband Tom, of Dallas. She is also survived by her grandchildren Marie and Amelia Burch, and Tom, Elizabeth, and Annie Agnew. She is predeceased by her brother John Daves. Peggy attended the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Alabama, graduating with a degree in bacteriology. Upon graduation, Peggy moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, working in a research laboratory at Tulane University School of Medicine. Peggy was a homemaker, while serving various charitable and civic organizations in New Orleans. These included the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation and the New Orleans Garden Society. She had a talent for handiwork such as crochet, needlepoint, and knitting. Peggy also enjoyed playing golf at Metairie Country Club and participating in many social events with her family in the Greater New Orleans area. She and her husband relocated to Dallas, Texas, following Hurricane Katrina. Peggy resided at The Forum on Park Lane since 2012. A memorial will be held in the coming months at Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans. Donations in Peggy's memory may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4505 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70125. Donations may alternatively be made to the Burch Family Endowed Scholarship Fund at Tulane University, Office of Development, 1555 Poydras St., Suite 1000, New Orleans, LA 70112, Attn: Lisa Pagniucci (checks payable to Tulane University).


  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Lillie "Peggy" M. Burch

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November 8, 2019

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