Peggy  Holmes Tollett


A memorial service for Peggy Holmes Tollett is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2018, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Grandson, Joshua Tollett will officiate. Peggy Holmes Tollett left this life, held closely in the arms of her family to begin her eternal life in the arms of her Heavenly Father on December 25, 2018.
Peggy was born in Hubbard, Texas on April 12, 1935 to Odis and Helen Holmes and grew up in Waco, Texas. She was the oldest of four children: Don, Mickey and Sharon. She graduated from Baylor with a B.A. in Elementary Education in November, 1956; worked in Baylor's Registrar's Office, and was a member of Who's Who. She was a soloist in the Baylor Religious Hour Choir and also sang in the Texas State BSU choir for two years.
Peggy married Dr. Joe R. Tollett on January 12, 1957 at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church and moved to Naha, Okinawa where Joe served as Captain in the Air Force. They then moved to Houston where Joe completed his residency requirements. In 1960, the couple made their home in Jacksonville, Texas and started a new pediatrics practice. God blessed Peggy and Joe with four children; Mike, Jim, Lottie and Amy. Their family lived in Jacksonville happily for 35 years. Peggy volunteered as a Story Time teacher at Jacksonville Public Library and also Eastside Elementary School. After the kids were grown, she worked at their Children's Clinic. Peggy and Joe later moved to Tyler, Texas and attended Green Acres Baptist Church. Singing praises to God was the joyful passion of her life! She spent many years singing in Central Baptist Church's choir. She taught her children and grandchildren what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Friend.
Peggy is preceded in death by her husband, Joe; her parents, Odis and Helen Holmes; her brother, Don; and her sister-in-law, Sandy Holmes.
She is survived by her children: son, Mike Tollett and his wife Wanda; son, Jim Tollett and his wife Tammy; daughter, Lottie Heaston and husband Gary; daughter, Amy Brenneman and husband Chuck; her 11 grandchildren; Casey, Natalie, Molly, Lauren, Josh, Lindsey, Zach, Katie, Shea, Hannah and Carly; three great-grandchildren; Jeremiah, Elizabeth and Lydia; brother, Mickey Holmes; sister, Sharon Zartman and husband Jim, as well as cousins, nieces
and nephews.
Pallbearers include: Josh Tollett, Zach Tollett, Brandon Botta, Reed Bass, William Cramer, Chris Kee, Kyle Holmes and Aaron Holmes. Honorary pallbearers include: Mickey Holmes, Jim Zartman, George Griffin, Chuck Brenneman, Gary Heaston and Giles Bateman.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to Jacksonville Public Library located at 502 South Jackson St., Jacksonville, TX 75766, or to Central Baptist Church at 1909 East Rusk St., Jacksonville, TX 75766.
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