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Peggy Atkins Fitzgerald

May 24, 1944 January 14, 2020
Peggy Atkins Fitzgerald
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Peggy Atkins Fitzgerald of Fort Mill, SC gained her wings and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. She went peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on May 24, 1944 in Pendleton, SC, she was the daughter of the late William and Cecil Atkins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Eddie Atkins, and sisters Becky Philyaw and Jean Moore.

Always on the go, Peggy was very active whether be in the community or on the golf course. In high school Peggy was an All-State basketball player. Later in life she took to golf and won numerous tournaments, including seven Fort Mill Golf Club Championships. She always met her challenges head on. Even through her 30+ yr battle with Rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases, she continued to fight until the very end. She was a true inspiration to so many and a model of perseverance.

Sitting on the back porch of the beach house with a cup of coffee, watching the dolphins and shrimp boats, and spending time with family and friends was among her favorite things. Most of all, she enjoyed being Nana and making memories with her beloved grandbabies.

An incredible person, she leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and strength. Carrying on her legacy is her loving husband of 57 yrs, Hershel Fitzgerald; daughters, Vicki Fitzgerald and Lisa Honeycutt of Fort Mill, SC; son, Max Fitzgerald and wife, Tatum of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Zachary Honeycutt, Regan Honeycutt, Ridgely Fitzgerald, and Ellery Fitzgerald; sister, Betty (Tennie) Bennett; and brother, William (Bill) Atkins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Palmetto Funeral Home, 2049 Carolina Place Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29708. Visitation with the family will immediately follow.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to her primary care physician Dr. Marshall Silverman, who prolonged her life and provided the best possible care available. They would also like to thank all the Hospice nurses, physicians, and staff that made her final week as comfortable as possible.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care Palmetto Region, 1057 Red Ventures Dr., Suite 150, Fort Mill, SC 29707 or to the Children’s Attention Home, PO Box 2912, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

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Palmetto Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fort Mill (803.802.7788) is assisting the family.

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1:00 PM 1/18/2020 1:00:00 PM
Palmetto Funeral Home and Cremation Service

2049 Carolina Place Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29708

The family will receive friends immediately following the services in the funeral home.

Palmetto Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2049 Carolina Place Drive Fort Mill 29708 SC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hospice and Palliative Care - Palmetto

1057 Red Ventures Dr Suite 150
Indian Land, SC 29707

Children’s Attention Home

PO Box 2912
Rock Hill, SC 29732

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