Mask are required, temperature checks and hand sanitizing will be done prior to entering the church. Social distancing will be enforced inside of sanctuary as well.
Peggy Ann Hankerson was born July 31, 1949, in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Lessie Haugabook Solomon. She departed her earthly life to be with her Lord and Savior on December 18, 2021.
Peggy received her education in the Macon County School System. She was a 1967 graduate of D. F. Douglass High School. She was married to James Hankerson in the year of our lord 1970. Peggy worked at Southern Frozen Foods (Gold King) for over 38 years until her retirement.
Sister Peggy Hankerson, affectionately called “Peg,” gave her hand to God at an early age being a member of Union Baptist Church and joined the Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church to be spiritual nurturing and guidance under the leadership of the late Rev. G. W. Nealy. She served the church in leadership capacities on the local and regional levels which included secretary of Sunday School for over 30 years before becoming Superintendent of the Sunday School until her death; she was an exemplary example of a deaconess. Sister Peggy Hankerson worked tirelessly on the culinary committee, floral and beautification, Chaplain of the Mission Ministry, a member of the WMU, she attended the Congress of Christian Education, the annual session where she would lead devotion services many times in the women’s department. She was asked to represent Jehovah Baptist Church at the association for “Woman of the Year” surprising herself she came in third place, she was also a lifelong member of the Southwest GA Missionary Baptist Association where she received a plaque for dedicated services in 2011.
Peggy was preceded in death by her daughter Sharron Hankerson, mother, one sister, three brothers, father-in-law, two sister-in-laws and brother-in-law.
She leaves to cherish in her memories: her husband of 51 years, James Frederick Hankerson, Sr., three children, Jeffery Haugabook, Bonaire, Ga, James Frederick, Jr. and Terrance Hankerson of Oglethorpe, Ga. Three grandchildren Brittany Haugabook, Raveen Haugabook, Terralyn Hankerson; Three great grandchildren Lovell Anthony Sylvester, Javon Bryson Bloodsaw, Cohen Hankerson. One sister Dorothy Solomon, Montezuma, Ga. One sister-in-law, Amelia Hankerson, Oglethorpe, Ga, one brother-in-law, Thomas Hankerson, Belle Glade, Fla. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including a special friend/cousin Frances H. Hayes and a special friends, Myrtis Mallard, Velma Jean Clark , Annie Neal Collier, Annie Maude Brooks and her beautician, Nellie Collins.