Margaret "Peggy" Grealish Best
December 25, 1929 - February 3, 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Grealish Best, age 88 of Martinez, GA died on Saturday, February 3, 2018. She is survived by two nieces Sandra Grealish and Nancy Grealish, daughter-in-law Theresa Emory of Pittsburgh, PA and grandson John Emory of Pittsburgh, PA. Very special grand daughter-in-law Tonya Emory of Thomson, great grandson J.J. and Anthony Emory of Pittsburgh, PA, great grandson, Marshall Emory and wife Brianna of Hawaii, very special great niece Deidre Connellan of Charlotte, NC, step daughter Kitty Best of West Palm Beach, FL and David Best of North Augusta, SC. Step grandsons John and Scott Morris of Pittsburgh, PA, Mark Bird of Nashville, TN, 6 step grand daughters Rebecca, Libby, Sara, Jessica, Jillian and Morgan.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents Oswald and Ruby Grealish, brother and sister-in-law, Ozzie and Betty Grealish, Son Dallas Emory Jr. and baby boy Emory. Her spouses Dallas Emory, Sr., Jimmy Bird and Harry Best, Jr.
She was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic and loved her faith very much. She worked as an operating room nurse in GA, NY, CT, FL and PA and Home Health Care at St. Joseph Hospital and Traveler’s Insurance for 10 years.
Peggy loved being a good friend, caregivers to all and love animals. She enjoyed working with La Femme #719, local president and state president. One of the many things she enjoyed the most in the organization was helping raise money to help send students through nursing school. Peggy was also member of the Third Order of St. Francis.
Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic, 4921 Columbia Rd. Grovetown, GA 30813. Father Mike Ingram officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Parish Life Center at St. Teresa of Avila.
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to Trinity Hospice, 1501 Anthony Road, Augusta, Georgia 30904.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com. ARLINGTON BURIAL AND CREMATION, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive S-C, Augusta, GA 30909. (762) 994-0311.
Peggy was a very good friend to a woman that roomed with her at Golden Living facility. My friend was also a Margaret(Margie). Peggy was truly a caregiver and nurturer...a fine person to know. She will be remembered by all who were around her for even a short amount of time.Beth - February 8 at 2:06 PM
You fought a good fight, you have finished your course and now you are seated with the angels in heaven. Walk good until we meet again.Lucy Bennett - February 8 at 4:52 AM
Our special CHRISTmas angel spread her wings and flew to heaven, leaving behind many of us who loved her and will miss her. Peggy was a co worker, friend, and became family to us. Over 30 years I watched her nurse and become a caregiver to her family. She was there to comfort many in their final days. She was always optimistic and fun to be around. In later years her faith became a lifeline to cling to. She has now let this life pass and she is receiving her eternal reward. Our lives have been made richer by having her with us as long as we did. Love you and will miss you Peggy..Diane McGowen - February 7 at 8:20 AM
Tonya sorry for your loss praying for you and the family love youDebbie Deal - February 6 at 7:30 PM