Peggy Ann Kessler

August 04, 1937 - August 08, 2013 

Peggy Ann Kessler

August 04, 1937 - August 08, 2013 

Obituary for Peggy Ann Kessler

Peggy Ann Davis Kessler, 76, of Mooresville, passed away Thursday, August 8 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Charlotte. Peggy was born on August 4, 1937, in Spindale, North Carolina, to Boyd and Kathleen Lawing. After Peggy married Garland (Tommy) Davis, originally from Ellenboro, the two traveled throughout the country where Peggy served as a devoted Air Force wife.

When Peggy, Tommy, and their children Michael and Teresa settled in Johnson City, Tennessee, Peggy became very active at Munsey Memorial Methodist Church and in the Johnson City chapter of the Sweet Adelines. Upon Tommy’s retirement from the Air Force, he and Peggy moved to Topeka Kansas, St. Louis Missouri, Miles City Montana, and Marion Illinois where Peggy befriended and spread her warmth and love to diverse groups of people from numerous countries and all walks of life.

When Tommy passed away in 1986, Peggy moved to St. Louis Missouri, married William Henry (“Hank”) Kessler on January 1, 1989, and became the loving grandmother to Jenny Brady Phillips, Ashley Brady Martinez, and Loren Davis. Peggy and Hank moved to Florida where Peggy became Vice-President of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary Unit 137 in Spring Hill/Brooksville. In 2005, Peggy and Hank moved to Rock Hill, South Carolina where they joined Marine Corps League Detachment 1123, and shortly after Hank passed away in 2007, Peggy moved to Sunrise on Providence in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Peggy was a loving sister to Mary Ruth Ayers of Rutherfordton and Bill Ponder of Livonia Michigan. Peggy is survived by Mary Ruth Ayers and her husband James Ayers, by her son Michael Davis, her daughter Teresa Davis, and step-daughter Christine Kessler. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jennifer Davis McCord, Robert Davis, Kenneth Davis, Jennifer Brady Phillips, Ashley Brady Martinez, and Loren Davis.

Visitation will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 15th and will be immediately followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. Both will take place at Second Baptist Church, 191 Green Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, 28139. Burial will follow at Mt Vernon Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice of Charlotte NC 7845 Little Ave Charlotte, NC. Online condolences may be made at

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