OBITUARY

Peggye Adams Hargrove

September 7, 1927April 4, 2021

Peggye Adams Hargrove was born September 7, 1927, Elba, AL, the third child of Evelyn Toombs of Camilla, GA and Dave Adams, Elba, AL.

She later affectionately became known to many as GiGi, once she became a sassy grandmother. We take great solace in her peaceful transition in San Antonio, TX on April 4, 2021, a beautiful Easter Sunday, surrounded by the generations of family members she helped nurture, encourage and love during her fruitful life of 93 years.

Upon the death of her mother when she was just 12, Peggye and her five siblings were raised by her father’s selfless sisters Carrie, Clara, Edna, Bessie and Gertrude. She attended primary through high school in Elba, where she graduated as valedictorian. In 1945, Peggye Adams moved to Montgomery to attend the Alabama State College for Negroes, now known as Alabama State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1951. There, she was initiated in Beta Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) and began a legacy of family membership in the oldest intercollegiate historically African American Greek-lettered sorority. In 1948, Peggye married Julius T. Hargrove. To their union, seven children were born: Angela (deceased), Julius Lynn, Evelyn Leah-Patrice, Michael Wayne, Sibyl Yvette Kent (Bill), Terry Randolph (Joyce), and Reginald Pierre (Ann). A strong and graceful Black woman, she took pride in raising six extraordinary children who are all great contributors to society within their own communities.

Mrs. Hargrove began her career teaching primary grades in rural Alabama school districts and earned her retirement at Maxwell AFB Elementary DoDDS in Montgomery, AL. She was a highly respected faculty member for over 27 years, most known for her sensitive and exceptional care in teaching first graders and as a reading specialist.

Peggye was a passionate member of the Athenian Social Club and served as President, leading the club through some of their most turbulent times. In retirement, her community interests included volunteering at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; however, she always made time to be “GiGi in residence” when called upon!

Ms. Peggye was an active member of 1st Congregational Christian Church (1st Church), serving with the Women’s Fellowship. When 1st Church birthed a new ministry called Community Congregational Church, she became a charter member and volunteered to co-chair the Education Ministry. This team launched an after-school tutorial program at nearby Bellingrath Jr High where her children had attended decades prior. Peggye’s involvement positively shaped the minds of children of many ages.

Ms. Peggye was an adventurous and curious traveler. She visited France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, with her oldest son and family; the Bahamas and Cancun with friends; and braved an 80th birthday trip to Hawaii with her youngest son. She also filled her days with walking, biking, dancing, jazz music, gardening and solving math problems.

In 2008, GiGi moved to San Antonio to live with her youngest daughter and family. This afforded her the opportunity to spend precious time getting to know grandchildren intimately while sharing special occasions in Southwest Texas. She became a passionate San Antonio Spurs fan and attended many games in person, as she enjoyed basketball throughout her life, having played the sport during her high school years. GiGi especially cherished ‘shooting hoops’ with her grandchildren. In fact, the Spurs’ Black & Silver sequined cap became her trademark.

All of Peggye’s siblings preceded her in death: brothers Wallace, Frank, and Wayne Adams, and sisters Betty Jean Rankins (Nelson) and Sybil McFarlin (Volney). Also preceding her in death are cousins, Wilma Adams Moore, James Adams, and Mary Tom Adams, who were also raised by the loving Aunts.

In addition to her six children, Peggye leaves to honor her legacy thirteen grandchildren, Neill (Lan), Marty (Gary), Sybil, Brian (Alisha), Charles (Jasmine), William, Jr. (Malorie), Reginald II (Jennifer), Jasmine, Stephanie, Phillip, Courtney, Sydney, Thea Rose; nine great-grandchildren, Rahmaan, Prestyn, Collin, Zxandur, Evelyn, Amina, Zoriah, Zaniya, Shai; one great-great grandchild, River; brother-in-law, Volney McFarlin Jr.; nieces, Stephanie and Sandra Rankins; two nephews, Volney McFarlin III (Lisa) and Chelsea Hargrove (Anita); three great-nieces, Andrea Martinez; Valerie Calloway, and Orris Patrice Johnson (Pavel); one great-nephew, Renard Calloway (Kelly); special cousin, John Mitchell (Pat), and special daughter-in-law, Karen D. Hargrove; along with a host of extended family members and lifelong friends.

As we now honor the fulfillment of her dreams and visions, we will forever be encouraged by her presence in our hearts, as evidence of the eternal love of our Shero, Mom, Queen Mother Peggye, GiGi, who will dwell in us forever.

Humbly Submitted, The Family

Services

2 May

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunset North Funeral Home

910 N Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, Texas

Covid-19 Restrictions: 60 family and guest limit at facility. All must be wearing facial coverings and practice social distancing throughout facility. Family kindly asks that if you have not been fully vaccinated to view service via Facebook Live.
LIVESTREAM SERVICE
2 May

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Sunset North Funeral Home

910 N Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, Texas

Covid-19 Restrictions: 60 family and guest limit at facility. All must be wearing facial coverings and practice social distancing throughout facility. Family kindly asks that if you have not been fully vaccinated to view service via Facebook Live.

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Willie Gantt

April 19, 2021

A beautiful, well-lived life to the fullest.
May you all find comfort in knowing that your Mother was loved and cherished by all she met. May the Lord comfort and give you peace during this very difficult time.

Clemente Pryor

April 17, 2021

To the Family of Mrs Hargrove💝: May the memories of an AKA sorority sister who I never met physically, but through her wonderful influence so felt in the spirits of her children . May your mother”s wonderful memories comfort you as time continuous to march on to higher grounds of love and peace with compassion. 💝🌹
Blessings, 🌷🙏🏽❤️Clemente Pryor

Andre Rudolph

April 12, 2021

I would like to extend my heart felt condolences to the Kent and Hargrove family on the passing of their matriarch Mrs. Peggy Hargrove! I pray that Our father, Lord and savior bless this family as they mourn their loss. May mother Hargrove Rest In Peace and know that you guys are in my prayers during this difficult situation.

Brookes Mendez Harper

April 10, 2021

Many beautiful and funny memories of her I will cherish for the rest of my life. Our family is in prayer with and for the entire Hargrove & Kent Families. We are thankful for your Gigi’s life and the years of precious memories.
Much love to you all.

Lydia Garnier

April 9, 2021

The Garnier Family, originally of Montgomery, Alabama, are in prayer with and for the entire Hargrove Family.
We are thankful for your Mom’s life and the years of precious memories.

Aleice Belser

April 9, 2021

Longevity is a well lived life. May you and yours find comfort in knowing that she is at PEACE.
Aleice Belser

Kasandra Charles

April 9, 2021

My condolences to the Hargrove family. I pray God's strength and peace comfort you at this time. I pray her memories are a source of peace and remind you of the love you shared.

God bless you,
Charles Family, San Antonio TX

Vicki & Barry Ledbetter

April 9, 2021

Ms. Hargrove, was such a beautiful and funny woman always made me feel special when I saw her. My deepest condolences to all the family I know she will be greatly missed she was the Matriarch of this family
Sending big HUGS & PRAYERS to all of you
She had a big beautiful successful family that she was indeed very proud of each of you 💟

Melinda Davis

April 9, 2021

Dear Family,
Terry and I will always cherish the moments we spent with Ms. Peggye. Whether it was a church activity, road trip, dining together, having coffee, or just hanging out at home, Peggye exuded a beautiful love for life, people, good food and fresh coffee!
One of my favorite times with her was a flight to North Carolina where I received special treatment as a result of her flight privileges. It was a fun time for both of us! Additionally, she always requested a “fresh” pot of coffee whenever and wherever she placed an order. So, no worries that stale coffee would be served in Peggye’s presence.
Our hearts will continue to hold a place for our dear friend as we pray for you to find peace in the sweet memories of your family matriarch. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

Elizabeth Carter

April 8, 2021

Hargrove and Kent Family,

My condolences to your family. May God comfort you all and keep you all in His loving care. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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