Peggy Joyce Thume
June 10, 1941- November 12, 2018
Peggy Joyce (Bradhurst) Thume was taken from our world on November 12th, 2018, at the age of 77. After a long illness, Peggy passed exactly how she wished to go – peacefully in her sleep and tucked comfortably into her own bed. Her family is heavy-hearted at the loss of their beloved matriarch.
In 1941, Peggy was born in Washington, D.C. to Stephen Thomas Bradhurst, Sr. and Amy Edith (Metz) Bradhurst, and later was the step-daughter of Susie Elizabeth (Shegogue) Bradhurst. Peggy is survived by her brother, Stephen Thomas Bradhurst, Jr., her step-brother, James Marshall Smith, and her three children, Stacie Thume Makous, Jon Lockwood Thume, Jr., and Joseph Stephen Thume. Peggy is also survived by three nieces (Jennifer, Megan and Amanda), two nephews (Jim and Fred), and six grandchildren (Michelle, Amanda, Christina, Derek, Britney and Madison).
Peggy was proud of her career as a secretary with the federal government in Washington, D.C., providing exemplary service for the FDIC, the Naval Research Laboratory, and three Independent Counsels.
Peggy had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. In her earlier years, she was known for playing practical jokes on her coworkers and on the friends of her teenage children. Her favorite place in nature was the beach, and she cherished the memories of camping at Assateague Island with her friend, Gail. Peggy also enjoyed anything whimsical and especially enjoyed collecting statues of fairies. She enjoyed flower gardening, feeding birds and squirrels, and she was fascinated by eagles, owls and hummingbirds. She was an animal-lover, and could frequently be found watching her favorite shows on Animal Planet. She was also amused by courtroom shows and cooking shows. Peggy was a life-long avid reader, as proven by her huge collection of paperback books and later the Kindle that was always kept close by.
Peggy was kind-hearted, generous, compassionate, and loving. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, and will forever have a special place in the hearts of all who loved her.
Per Peggy’s wishes there will not be a funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.
Monday, January 1, 1900