Margaret (Peggy) Anne Tyler was born on November 11th, 1952 in Pittsburgh PA. She is preceded in death by her mother: Magaret (Marge Priddy) Tyler, father: John Tyler, brothers: John Tyler, Michael Tyler, and Mary Tyler. She is survived by her children: Donald Stephenson Jr., William (Bill) Stephenson, and Shawnette Welch (husband: David (Alex)). Also, 4 grandchildren: Donald Stephenson 3rd, Micheal Stephenson, Jude Stephenson, and Maia Swasey and her siblings: Brother: Joe Tyler Sr (Wife: Cheryl), David Tyler (Wife: Coleen), Ricky Tyler, Patty Tyler, Brian Tyler (Dorothy Georgia), Mark Tyler (Wife: Diann), and other family members including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, etc.
Peggy grew up in a large family of 7 brothers and 2 sisters in the McKees Rocks and Rankin area outside of the Pittsburgh PA area. At the age of 8, she was sent to live in a Roman Cathlic orphanage for a few years. There she began to develop an appreciation for spiritual things. At the age of 15, she was married, and had her first son at the age 16 years old, her second son at the age of 19, and her daughter at the age of 24. For the next 22 years, she raised her family in the North Braddock, Clairton, and Elizabeth area of PA. She worked as a masterful housekeeper for well over 40 years. Also, for several years, she owned and operated a pest control company.
Wherever she worked, she got a reputation with all her employers as a meticulous, diligent, and hard worker. One thing she was well-known for, was her smile. Everyone who worked with her, or knew her, will always remember her for her friendly smile. She would smile, and even strangers felt comforted in her presents.
As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she was baptized for 49 years and served for 9 years as a full-time pioneer minister. She loved her work and enjoyed helping many people. She was never afraid to talk to people from every walk of life. She embraced every single person as if they were her family members. Her faith was self evident by the way she lived her life. She had a genuine pure heart, compassionate for others, and showed tremendous endurance during trying and difficult times. She often seemed quiet and unassuming, until you got to know her, her laugh would make you laugh, her smile would make you smile, her love would make you want to be a better person. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing her, was affected by her loving kindness and goodness. For such a little, small, petite woman, she filled the room with just being present within it. She was the brightest part of many of our days. Just seeing her brought one joy. For those she personally touched, she will always be remembered and cherished. So until we get to see her again, see her big beautiful smile and hear her hearty laugh, her memory will live on in all of us. We will love and miss you mom. Until we meet again.
Ocean View Funeral Home Myrtle Beach Chapel will be assisting with this service.
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