Peggy Joan Black
January 11, 1956 – January 4, 2019
Peggy Joan Black, age 62 of Commerce Twp., MI passed away peacefully on January 4, 2019. She was born in Royal Oak, Michigan on January 11, 1956 to James W. Black and Helen R. Black. She married Paul Arthur Corsa on May 2, 1981. Paul preceded Peggy in death. Peggy graduated Wayne State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree and Walsh College where she earned her MSF. Peggy was an Advanced Toast Master. She was President of Michigan Economic Developers Association. Peggy was a Principal Account Manager in Economic Development for DTE Energy. Her father and grandfather both worked for Detroit Edison offering a combined total of over a 100 years of service to this company. She served as the first Executive Director of the Michigan Site Network. Peggy was a master gardener and enjoyed working for hours in her beautiful garden. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and helping others in anyway possible. Peggy lovingly volunteered for the Salvation Army and the Hospitality House Food Pantry. Peggy graduated with top honors earning a B.S. in humor and a Master's in thoughtfulness as witnessed by all her family and friends. Peggy is survived by her sister Cynthia Heideman and her brother James L. Black. She was a wonderful aunt to James C. Black, Angela Griffin, Heidi Roth and Kimberly Vasquez. She was also adored by 8 great nieces and nephews. Peggy was blessed by many caring friends who have sustained her through out life. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. “Do unto Others as you would have them do unto you” Matthew 7: 12. In Lieu of flowers, her family kindly requests support of the CJD Foundation (www.cjdfoundation.org)
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Peggy Joan Black
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January 8, 2019
On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of Monroe County Business Development Corporation, we send our condolences to Peggy's family and friends. She was an active Board Member for six years and will be greatly missed. May you find peace in your memories of her.
January 7, 2019
So sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. I met her only briefly but I could tell she was special.
We sat next to each other on a plane. I was going to DC and I think she was going to Florida. We had a great conversation. She was so upbeat and refreshing. A week or two later I was heading back to St. Louis, got into my seat, and along came Peggy again, sitting right next to me. We had a good laugh and another flight with non-stop talking. We became facebook friends. I can imagine her absence creating a huge void with her friends and family. My condolences to all.
Still, it's hard to feel sad. I know she is with her husband and this wonderful daughter of God is being welcomed in heaven and rooting for those left behind.