Sara Margaret “Peggy” Williams Speich, 69, wife of Rev. Garry Speich, died March 29 in Crossville where she and her husband had retired. They had served together in ministry at United Methodist Churches in Sparta, Gallatin, Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet, Clarksville, Hermitage and on the Nashville District. She was the daughter of Rev. & Mrs. J. Paul Williams. They have one son Eric (wife Jennifer) who lives in Mt. Juliet and is a pilot with the Averitt Trucking Company.
She leaves a much loved sister Mary Ann MacKenzie, a brother Rev. John P Williams and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Peggy was a graduate of East High School, Martin Methodist College & Tennessee Tech. She taught in Nashville Public Schools and in the Title Programs for 30 plus years. She was active in each church as a church school teacher, a leader in United Methodist Women, a choir member, a Stephen Minister, and in scores of other ways. She participated in the development of the prayer ministry of the Upper Room and in the early development of the Walk to Emmaus. Peggy was an excellent cook and for 10 years owned a catering business with a friend. Peggy loved to travel and was blessed to have gone to many places in the world. She has a great wit and a constant smile. She loved working with children and youth and was a great mentor to many. She had a large number of friends, many dating back to her college days and from the churches where they served. Memorial gifts may be given to Martin Methodist College or to the Miriam’s Promise Adoption Ministries. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 7th at 3pm at the Hermitage United Methodist Church on Belinda Drive in Hermitage.
Hermitage Funeral Home 535 Shute Lane Old Hickory, TN (615)889-0361