Leila “Peggy” Mace, of Richmond, VA, went to be with the Lord, on Monday, December 27, 2021. She was a 1948 graduate of North River High School, in Mt. Solon, Va. Peggy, affectionately known as Nana to her family, was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Having raised her children, she began her 20 yearlong professional career as an Interior Decorator, for Sears. Peggy loved to travel and dine, so when Jack retired, they became traveling gypsies, exploring the Great American countryside, in their RV. In fact, she had just returned from a two-week road trip adventure with her sister in-law. Throughout her life she loved her flower gardens and preparing food, at often held family gatherings. Peggy loved Bluegrass and Gospel music. She was also an active member of West Richmond Church of The Brethren and was a founding member of the Dorchester Women’s Club. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Jack D. Mace, and her parents Ira and Ruth (Witts) Maxwell; siblings Ronald and Bill Maxwell. Peggy is survived by her 4 children; Terrie Call (Jim), Gayle Todd (John), Jack Dwayne Mace (Melinda), and Keith Mace; 9 loving grandchildren; Amanda Hunsucker (Ricky), Brian Todd (Erin), Josie Mace, Jamee Morris (Andrew), Zachary Todd, Nick Todd, Corey Call, Caitlin Laracuente (Ernesto), Clarese and Maxwell Mace; 5 great-grandchildren and several loving nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her siblings, Mary Jo and Don Maxwell and her sister in-laws Mary Rowe and Betty Ashworth.
“By now Jack has taken her hand
And whispered ‘you’re late Dear’
It seemed so very long —
but we won’t be parted here.”
The family will receive guests from 2:00-3:00 pm on Monday, January 10, at West Richmond Church of The Brethren, 7612 Wanymala Rd., Henrico, VA 23229 with funeral services following at 3:00 pm. Graveside service will be at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11 at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to West Richmond Church of The Brethren.
The funeral service will be streamed on the church website www.wrcob.org.
- Date & Time: No Date & Time
- Venue: Private Venue