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Peggie Jean Bailey Smith

March 27, 1935 — February 28, 2024

Peggie Jean Bailey Smith

Peggie Jean (Bailey) Smith, aged 88, of Pittsburg, Tx, peacefully passed away on February 28, 2024. She was born on March 27, 1935, as the beloved daughter of William Oliver and Chessie Exa (Tillery) Bailey.  

Peggie's journey began at Union Hill School,  where she graduated as part of the class of 1953. She actively participated in various extracurricular activities including being a Pep Squad member, a guard in girls' basketball, volleyball player, and contributing member of the annual staff. Her involvement extended to clubs like 4H and FHA with notable recognition for being voted most popular in her graduating year.  Peggie will be remembered not only for her successful career as a Loan and Investment Officer at JP Morgan Chase Bank for 20 years but also for being a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother.

Peggie was preceded in death by husband, Harold Smith, and siblings Roy Lavon, RuthAnn, Wanda, and Sue Bailey. 

She is survived by her sister Janelle Bailey Moore; children,  Shawn (Kristie), Gemma (Tim), Lance ( Alicia), Trampus (Connie), Ronan ( Alexis), Angela ( John); grandchildren, Chase, Hannah, Sarah, Nikki, Tyler, Justin, Cole, Chandler, Trampus Dillon, Grace, Zane, Josh, Blake, Carter, Matt, Brett, Jack, Amber, and Jonathon; great grandchildren, Olivia, Jamison, Emma and Wyatt.

A tribute to Peggie Jean- A Mother’s Selfless Love

The greatest Love of our lives passed away ever so gracefully and peacefully into God’s hands.

A huge part of our hearts went with her.

Her soft loving hands comforted all of us through this transition until the very end.

She is the most selfless Mother of all.

We will miss her immensely and will honor her memory for many generations to come.

The Matriarch of our family and Queen of our hearts.

God’s peace and comfort surrounds us and protects our hearts.

Our help is in the name of the Lord where our dear Mother resides.

We Love you forever Momma.

The family will be receiving friends and loved ones at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer on March 4th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Funeral Service to honor and celebrate Peggie's life will take place on March 5th at 11:00 AM at Simpsonville Baptist Church in Pittsburg, Tx with Pastor Richard Wells officiating. Interment to follow at Simpsonville Cemetery.

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Past Services


Monday, March 4, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Croley Funeral Home - Gilmer

305 W Harrison St, Gilmer, TX 75644

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central (no DST) time)

Simpsonville Baptist Church

10571 FM 556, Pittsburg, TX 75686

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