Peggy Ann Davis Burriss was born on July 27, 1936 in Rockville, MD to the late Deacon James N. Davis and Deaconess Lucille V. Davis. She was raised in Lincoln Park and grew up with a loving supportive family surrounded with two brothers the late Barge N. Davis and Reverend Rodney T. Davis. Peggy was called home peacefully on May24, 2019 surrounded by her family and closest friends.
Peggy attended Montgomery County Public School and graduated from Carver High School, class of 1955. She was a majorette in the marching band and was an avid supporter throughout her life. During school Peggy worked with the family business, Jim's Esso. After graduation she started her career with Mark Daniels women's clothing. This ignited her love for floral decor and fashion. She then worked with one of her close friends Joann Crutchfield as a telephone operator for C&P. Which led to a career with Watkins and Johnson as a wire technician. She found joy and passion in her career when she began working alongside her brothers at Jim's Body Shop and ended her career with the family business Burriss Custom Auto Painting.
Peggy found the love of her life in High School and married William O. Burriss, Sr. (Woody) on November 9, 1956. To this union was born Ann Sherree, William, Jr, Terrell, and Krystal. The family was raised on Martins Lane (Haiti) and knew the love and joy of a large family. They spent many years at Rockville Drive In, Enchanted Forest, Sandy Point Beach and Jersey Shore. There were Sunday drives into Washington, DC for Polar Bear ice cream and nights at 75 and 80 Dragway as Peggy prayed over the purple Mustang before racing.
Peggy accepted the Lord at an early age and was a faithful member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where she loved to sing in the choir. Her love of singing praises to the Lord continued, as she joined her brother, Pastor Rodney Davis as a charter member of Crusader Baptist Church of God in 1985. Peggy also loved people, she was the Chairperson for the Hospitality Ministry, sending cards to the sick and shut-in, sharing welcome messages to visitors and following up on those visitors ensuring they received the love of Jesus Christ. Peggy would go all out for the "Around the World" Programs, she would buy flags representing the various countries, ensuring there were foods from each of the countries, and her Wiener schnitzel dish is legendary.
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve t he Lord Christ." Colossians3:23-24
Peggy leaves to cherish her fond memories, devoted husband of 62 years, William O. Burriss, Sr. and children Ann Sherree Lincoln (Kenny), William "Nuck" Burriss, Jr. (Dee), Terrell L. Burriss, Krystal L. Burriss, and William Lee (Bridget). She is also survived by grandchildren Kapresha Burriss, Kenny Lincoln, III (Jennifer), Keyona Burriss, William "Ozzie" Burriss, III, Donovan Burriss, James Shelton, III, Kendell Shelton, Staci Brooks, Shakia Stewart, Amber Lee, and Marcus Lee. Peggy is also leaves her great grandchildren, Zariah, Keyara and Marcus Jenrette, Donte Thompson, Malvin Lincoln, IV, Marley Jo Burriss, Niya Stewart, Xavier and Enzo Jenkins. She is also remembered dearly by in-laws Phyllis Davis, Naomi Davis, Reverend Jane Wood, Phyllis Copeland, Carolyn Howard, Peggy Saunders (Denver), and Minister Sharon Prather and lifetime friends Elaine and Brenda Crutchfield, Montrea Davis, her beloved Crusader Church family and a host of dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.