Feb. 10, 2024
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Feb. 10, 2024


Feb. 10, 2024

Peggy Bright Poole, 91, died peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2024 surrounded by her family. Peggy was born in Morganton on May 20, 1932, the only child of Clyde Vernon Bright and Clydia Hawkins Bright. A graduate of the Morganton High School Class of 1950, Peggy married the love of her life, Louis, and supported his Navy service through World War II and Korea. After his service was over, they settled in Morganton and welcomed a daughter, Loretta. Peggy and Louis enjoyed spending free time on the lake, Sunday afternoon drives with close friends and their sports car club, and in later years, warm days in Sunset Beach, NC. She worked at Great Lakes Carbon for 44 years, officially retiring as Payroll Supervisor in 2000. She was a member of First Advent Christian Church for over 40 years where she instilled in her granddaughters the importance of faith and shared her joy of singing and talents in the kitchen with the entire church family and local community. Her chicken pot pies and chocolate Easter eggs were a local favorite for decades. Peggy was also a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star, Mimosa Chapter #269 serving as Worthy Matron and volunteering countless hours organizing and fundraising for charities and local causes. Peggy learned to cook at a young age and spent her life serving the best meals and delicious desserts in Burke County to those she loved. Many have been welcomed and enjoyed such a meal around the counter at Peggy’s kitchen. She had a talent for sewing and could make the finest dresses, crochet the warmest blankets, and needlepoint the most beautiful designs. Peggy was fondly referred to by many as “Granny” but was most adored by her 2 granddaughters, Kay and Stacy, and her 5 great-grandsons. She will be remembered for her selfless and unconditional love, her annual Christmas parties, her love of the UNC Tar Heels, and for being the glue that held her family together.

Peggy is survived by her daughter, Loretta Poole Moses of Morganton; her grandchildren, Kay Moses Dillon (Keith) of Ashburn, VA, and Stacy Moses Reel (Matt) of Boiling Springs, SC; great-grandsons, Sean, Emerson, Bryce, Scott, and Jack.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death, and welcomed with open arms in Heaven, by her husband of 65 years, Louis Edward Poole.

Funeral services will be held at Noon, Saturday, February 10, 2024, in the sanctuary at First Advent Christian Church with the Rev. Pat Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11:00am until Noon before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morganton Mimosa Chapter #269 OES, c/o Kay Robinson, Secretary, 6659 NC 18-S, Connelly Springs, NC 28612.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Loretta, Kay, Stacy & Family, You took such wonderful care of your Mom - She was so lucky to have you. Hold on to the memories as it’s those fond memories that can be a great source of comfort during such a challenging time. Praying that the Lord brings you comfort and strength today and always!

—Susan & Doug Gordon

Loretta, I was so sad to read of Peggy's passing. She was a force of Nature and a wonderful Forever Friend to my mom. I will always remember her love and kindness. In addition to your Dad, mom was there to greet her with a hug. Much love to you and your family. Adair and Jerry

—Adair Renning

Loretta and family, We were so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

—James and Jean Brown

Granny treated me like one of her own. She hemmed countless articles of clothing for me and made the nursery bedding for Will and made my bedding from fabric I purchased in Charleston; none of which she had to do. But, Granny showed her love by doing for others. Granny made the best sweet tea and broccoli casserole. Sunday dinners at her house were always the best. Granny created a lot of things, but mostly, she created the best memories. ❤️

—Jeanne Kahler Schlichting

Loretta, Kay, Stacy & Family, It is never easy to lose a loved one, and it is especially difficult to lose a mother. Praying you find comfort and strength in the wonderful memories I know you all share! Sending you love, hugs, and support.

—Susan & Doug Gordon
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My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved mother. Her warmth and genuine love touched the lives of everyone she encountered, leaving a lasting impression that will never fade. Your own love for her radiated brightly, a testament to the beautiful bond you shared. May her memory bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time, and may she always be remembered fondly in our hearts.

—Reginald Dawson

Loretta, Jace and I are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It is so hard to loses a loved one and transition to life without them. Please accept our condolences and know we are thinking about you as mourn her loss.

—Shirley Dale

Hi Loretta, I'm so sorry for your loss. All I could think about as I read her obituary was what an amazing life and person. You will be in my prayers and thoughts and I wish you nothing but happy remembrance during this difficult time.

—Charles Abernathy

Dear Loretta and girls, My deepest condolences on the passing of your lovely mother and grandmother. Love, Mary Lou Sossoman

—Mary Lou Sossoman
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I know she will be a welcome addition to Blue Heaven.

—Cameron Wilkinson