Peggy Thompson Droze, 91, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of the late Milton John Droze peacefully entered into eternal rest Monday, September 6, 2021 surrounded by her four loving daughters and family. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 9, 2021 in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 134 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC at 11:00 am. The Rite of Committal at Holy Cross Cemetery will be private.
Peggy was born July 27, 1930 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late Clarence Gilmore Thompson, Sr. and the late Catherine Bresnihan Thompson. Peggy enjoyed growing up in downtown Charleston and looked forward to spending her summers at their family beach house on Folly Beach, where she met her husband, Johnny. She attended grammar school at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, where she was later married in 1954. She graduated from Bishop England High School and attended the College of Charleston where she enjoyed being a cheerleader at both schools. She was honored to be crowned Miss Charleston 1950. She retired from the Medical University of South Carolina where she worked in the finance department. Peggy was a devoted member of Nativity Church and Christ Our King Church where she served as a Eucharist Minister. She was past president of the South Carolina Irish Historical Society and member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Peggy enjoyed playing bridge with her Bishop England friends for more than 60 years.
Peggy was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She treasured her four daughters and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her favorite role as "Granny." She had a happy and sweet personality that always made everyone around her smile.
Peggy is survived by her four daughters, Lorrie Droze Warren and husband, Jonathan of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Regina Droze LeBlanc and husband, David of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Dolly Marie Droze of Sullivan's Island, SC, and Peggy Lee Droze Mowers and husband, Jon of Savannah, GA; nine grandchildren, John Walter "JW" Fingar (Lauren), David Joseph LeBlanc, Jr., Jonathan Thomas Warren, Jr. (Tess), Jon Scott Mowers, Jr., Katherine Warren Cotter (Les), Megan Lee Mowers, Katelyn Elizabeth LeBlanc, Jackson Droze Warren, and Michael Patrick Mowers; two great grandchildren, John Wyatt Fingar, Penelope Marie Fingar; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Regina Thompson Gerken, Clarence Gilmore Thompson, Jr., and Charles Raymond Thompson.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bishop England High School, 363 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29492 www.behs.com/find-your-fund