• Date Of Birth: February 16, 1934
  • Date Of Death: March 29, 2019
  • City: Nassawadox
  • State: Virginia

Margaret “Memaw” Ree Drummond, 85 years old of Port Saint Lucie, Florida closed her eyes on March 29, 2019, at home surrounded by family. Margaret was born February 16, 1934, in Nassawadox, Virginia to Bruce and Rebecca (Bains) Peace. Although her education ended early, she was one of the smartest women on the planet. Faith and Family were the two things most important to her.

Margaret Peace grew up in Nassawadox, Virginia until she married Richard Drummond on September 18, 1950, and had their first daughter Thelma shortly thereafter. Margaret then moved to Connecticut to join her husband. Once in Connecticut Margaret did “days work” as she referred to it. Eventually landing a job at Pepperidge Farm as a baker in Norwalk, Connecticut alongside her husband until her retirement in 1992.

In September 1964 Margaret dedicated her life to Jehovah with a water baptism at Yankee Stadium and she remained a witness of Jehovah until the end. The first thing you noticed when looking at Margaret was her proper posture and piercing eyes. Once you met her you knew she was no-nonsense, told it like it was, and kept it real 100% of the time. Her look could strike fear in anyone around. But her sense of smile, laugh and sense of humor could relax you just as fast. Mom worked hard and loved hard. If she loved you, you were under her watchful eye and her loyal protection. She wanted the best for all of us and did her best to give us the best. Her wisdom was boundless as was her love. Consider yourself special if you had the opportunity to spend any time with her.

Margaret is survived by her husband and best friend Richard Drummond, her 2 daughters Thelma (Clarence) Peeples and Lucretia Taylor of Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Her grandchildren; Timothy Peeples of Sterling Virginia, Rebecca (Eric) Johnson of Decatur, Georgia, Richard Peeples of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Sarah (Eric) MacDawutey of Gaithersburg, Maryland and Tyrell Jackson of West Haven, Connecticut; great-grandchildren, Taa’von, Ta’Niya, Richard, Dominique, Abram, Aaron, Traedan, Eric (Kofi), Eric (Babadoo), Amari and Delia; brother, Christopher Peace of Virginia; and sisters, Angela Wright and Cynthia Lewis both of Virginia.

Margaret is predeceased by her parents Bruce Peace and Rebecca Ayers; brother, James Milton Peace; and sisters, Annie Rowley and Cathy Reid.

Margaret was lovingly thought of as a mother and grandmother to many others including friends from the Norwalk Connecticut congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses among others. She loved and cared for many children who became more like family and friends. Her legacy of love will live on.

The family wishes to thank all of those family and friends that supported us through this transition and especially those who cared for her during her last days.