Peggy Gordon Obituary, Death – On March 29, 2023, at the age of 88, Mrs. Peggy McElhannon Gordon of Roopville died away at a Carrollton nursing home. She was born on May 28, 1934, in Monroe, Georgia, to Virgil McElhannon and Lois Doster McElhannon, both of whom have now passed away. She spent the most of her 33-year teaching career at Carrollton’s Maple Street School, where she instructed students in grades 1 and 2. She and her husband, Jeff, taught fourth grade Sunday school for many years until retiring in 1994 as active members of Carrollton First United Methodist Church.
She was a devoted Christian who regularly attended services and contributed financially, spiritually, and otherwise to the church. She lived her life with a servant’s heart and a firm commitment to her Christian faith. For a long time, she also attended the Adult Friendship Class. As a child, she was raised in a Christian household and attended a Methodist church in a small town. Her religion was something she cultivated, and as her life unfolded, it became more and more real to her until the day she died.
Her parents, husband of 57 years, and brother, Bennie McElhannon, all before her in death. Two sons, Dr. Taylor Gordon (Catherine) of Carrollton and Ben Gordon (Pam), of Roopville; five grandchildren and their spouses, Rev. Andrew (Julie) Gordon of Macon, Allison (T J) Cornay of Atlanta, Zach (Katey) Gordon of Carrollton, Alex Gordon (Mary Kate Groninger) of Carrollton, and Ross Gordon (Caroline Thompson) of Roopville;
and other relatives and friends who will miss her deeply. There are also a number of nieces and nephews and three great-grandchildren named Cesia Gordon, Molly Cornay, and Amalia Gordon. On Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the family will welcome guests at the Martin and Hightower Funeral Home. The funeral will take place at Carrollton First United Methodist Church (206 Newnan Street) at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The ceremony’s officiant will be the Rev. Ken Stephens. Her sons, Dr. Taylor Gordon and Ben Gordon, will speak a few words of remembrance. In accordance with her final wishes, her corpse will be cremated before the funeral.