Obituary of Peggy Cox-Grace
Peggy Cox was born in Monroe, Michigan on September 26, 1957. She was one of four children born from the union of Charles Cox and Shirley (Meadors) Cox. Peggy graduated from Monroe High School with the Class of 1976. Shortly after commencements, Peggy married the love of her life Robert Grace. The happy couple was soon blessed with the birth of three children.
When her children were grown, Peggy became gainfully employed by the Kroger Company. She earned the respect of her fellow team members and management eventually becoming promoted to manager herself. Her career spanned more than twenty-one years of service before her retirement.
Peggy enjoyed escaping the confines of her home. Wherever she went she was sure to make her own adventures. From visiting cities throughout the State of Michigan to sleep under the stars, or locating a great clothing find at a second-hand store, thrift stores, or local garage sales.
Peggy was an avid NASCAR fan never missing an opportunity to root for her favorite racer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. driving the beloved #8 race car. She loudly cheered him to success as he crossed the finish line ahead of his competitors being greeted by the black and white checkered flag.
Peggy aspired to one day own her own Harley motorcycle or a dreamy Chevy Camaro Classic. Above anything, Peggy treasured her family. She especially cherished the time she spent with her granddaughter, Brielle who was more than willing to painstakingly paint Peggy’s nails in a flawlessly decorated French tip manicure.
Peggy Grace, age 65, of Monroe, passed away at Hurley Medical Center, Flint on Monday; January 16, 2023. Her passing was preceded by her parents; her husband: Robert; one brother: Dennis Cox; two nephews: Patrick Cox, Ryan Nolff; one niece: Crystal Cox.
To cherish her memory, Peggy leaves three children: Michelle (Bradly) Maynard, Robert “Bobby” (Melissa) Grace and Melissa Turek; a sister: Carol Cox; a brother: Jeff "Pee-Wee" Cox; seven grandchildren: Corey (Courtny) Maynard, Kaitlyn Maynard, Brielle Williams, Myles Grace, Mason Grace, Gaige Grace, Keegan Turek; and three great grandchildren: Caden Maynard, Carson Maynard, and Braelynn Yorton.
Friends may gather on Monday; January 23, 2023, from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Peggy’s Life will take place at 2:00pm also at Merkle’s. Procession to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle will immediately follow.
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