Peggy Boswell Bosworth

July 2, 1933 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 87)


In the quiet morning of Saturday, September 12, 2020, God reached out His hand and quietly

whispered, "My child, it is time to come home." Peggy Boswell Bosworth, a loving mother and

Grandmother, passed to that celestial home not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

She was born July 2, 1933, in Danville, the daughter of the late Norman H. Boswell and Ione

Boswell Lovelace.

She was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and had been a resident of Roman Eagle Rehabilitation Center for the past 8 years.


She loved writing poetry and wrote a book of poems called "Poems by Peggy". She loved acting

in Danville's Little Theater under the direction of Marcia Dalton in "Fiddler on the Roof", "Sound of

Music", and many others. When she wasn't acting, she was either singing with the Sweet Adeline's or in

her church choir. Music and writing were very dear to her.

She retired from Nationwide Insurance as a secretary for Pat Scearce. Soon after, she went to

work as the church secretary for Schoolfield Baptist Church right up until the day before she had her

stroke, 9 years ago. She lived a full and busy life until her stoke but even after that, she was still able to

let God's light shine through her. Even without words, she could sing Praises to the Lord and bring joy to

the listening ears. She was a loyal member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 60 years.  She served twice as Worthy Matron with her Worthy Patron,  Richard Gunn, for the Robertson Bennett Chapter #70, Keeling, VA.  Peggy also served as Grand Warder for the Grand Chapter of Virginia with the Bennett Brundage family.


She is survived by a daughter, Leigh Laughorn  and husband, Chris of Danville; two grandchildren,

Christen Laughorn and husband, Dietr Getz of Lynchburg and Madison Laughorn of Danville; longtime

special friend, Richard Gunn of Danville; 2 brothers, Ronald E. Boswell and wife, Marolyn of Yulee FL, N.H Boswell and wife, Joan of Richmond.


The family would like to thank all the people who have been instrumental in helping care for

Peggy the last 9 years. Emma Heath, her personal nurse and very dear friend. Words cannot express how much she loved you. To her CNA Pattie at Roman Eagle, thank you for the love and patience you gave her. You were very special to her. To Cameron, her speech therapist, who worked daily with Peggy. Your kindness and compassion were outstanding! Thank you for being an extension of our family when we couldn't be with her. Thank you to all those at Roman Eagle who lovingly cared for her.


Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Barker Funeral Home with the Reverend Ryan Riley and Reverend David Turbyfill officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Barker Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of her daughter. We will gather on the front porch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Danville Speech and Hearing Center.


Barker Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Bosworth family. 


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Funeral Service
September 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Barker Funeral Home
2025 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

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