Margaret Elizabeth Jolls

November 21, 1926October 12, 2020

Margaret Trotter Jolls passed away on October 12, 2020 at the age of 93. She was born in Raleigh, NC November 21, 1926.

She was predeceased by her husband Earl Jolls.

“Peg” graduated from East Texas Baptist University in 1961. Peg was a spiritual seeker, always after the heart of God. She is the author of at least three books of spirituality. She was devoted to the people and the causes she loved and believed in. One of those causes was Heifer International that seeks to help lift people out of poverty by helping them become more self sufficient. Peg possessed numerous talents—public school music teacher, church choir director, director of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, designer of theatrical productions, voice teacher, soloist at several houses of worship, an artist—painter of pictures and beautiful handmade pottery.

Peg’s most important legacy is her positive influence on her students. She gave them confidence and taught them skills that have lasted them throughout their lives. She and her husband introduced literally hundreds of teenagers the excitement and wonders of camping.

Peg’s service will be on Monday, October 19 at 2 pm at graveside at Oakdale Cemetery. Peg wanted her friends to gather at graveside to celebrate her life and share old times with each other, maybe an impromptu song.

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020


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Wayne Gates

October 14, 2020

She was my 9th grade music teacher at Williston in 1972-1973. She let Bill Holland and I practice guitar in the auditorium for most of the year and we learned the Yes Song, Mood for a Day and performed it to the student body towards the end of the year. We were her Pets, especially Bill, couldn't do anything wrong in her eyes and I will forever remember her for the obvious love of teaching music to her students. RIP, flying with the angels now.


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