Peggy O’Quinn Mortimer, 84, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 24, 2019, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019, at North Orange Baptist Church in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Lynn Ashcraft. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Sulphur, Louisiana, on September, 21, 1935, she was the daughter of Howard O’Quinn and Ollie Jones O’Quinn. Peggy was a dedicated employee and worked as a Department Manager at Bealls Department Store for over 20 years. She was a longtime devoted and very active member of North Orange Baptist Church. Peggy was extremely involved in her family’s lives and was always there to support them in every endeavor they took on. She adored her grandchildren who knew her best as “Nana”. Peggy enjoyed dressing to the nines and always encouraged her husband Yankee to sport matching outfits with her. She loved to dance and she and Yankee were quite the dancing team. She was always there to help and to put a smile on your face. Peggy’s memory will live on in the lives of her loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Ollie O’Quinn; and her loving husband of 61 years, Philip “Yankee” Mortimer.
Peggy is survived by children, George T. Mortimer and wife Lola, of Orange, Mark A. Mortimer and wife Dana, of Bridge City, and Sherri D. Whatley and husband Mike, of Littleton, CO; grandchildren, Heather Loiacano and husband Jake, Ashley Fountain and husband Derek, Philip Mortimer and wife Ashley, Travis Whatley, and Meredith Whatley; great-grandchildren, Rook Fountain, Lincoln Fountain, Macy Loiacano, and Emree Loiacano; and her siblings, Jimmie Hunt and Michael O’Quinn and wife Margaret; along with numerous other family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Whatley, Derek Fountain, Philip Mortimer, Jake Loiacano, Lionel Vandigriff, and Bill Seale.