Jerry Lee Pegues, son of the late O. V. and Minnie Bell (Hilliard) Pegues, was born in Oxford, Mississippi on July 29, 1953. Jerry accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church.
He received his education in the county school district and graduated from Lafayette High School. He was married to Martha Kimmons and to this union five children were born. Jerry formerly worked in the food service industry and was currently a bus driver for the Oxford City School District, where he could be seen delivering and assisting with free lunches to children in communities across the school district during the Corvid-19 pandemic.
As a member of the Philadelphia MB Church, Jerry formerly sang with the male chorus, and was a member of the Laymen ministry. If you knew Jerry, you will remember that shy, little smirk he had when he laughed. He was a joy to be around. Jerry also loved driving the school bus and being with his family and friends. He also had a love for automobiles, hauling plywood and pulp wood machinery.
Jerry drove his bus the week prior to the Lord calling him home on Monday, May 4, 2020. "However, no man knows the day or the hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows (Matt. 24:36 NLT).
He is lovingly remember by his children: Jerry "Head" (Allison) Pegues, Derick "Turk" (LaKara) Pegues, Corey Jones, Eric Lewis, Iesha Pegues and Tamekia Kimmons, all of Oxford MS, Gaveda Pegues and Tywanda (Will) Wadley both of Abbeville MS and LaKresha Jones of Fredrick MD; his siblings: A. B. Pegues and Lula Mae (Thomas) Hill both of Memphis TN, Elton (Mary) Pegues, Larry Pegues, Bennie (Tina) Pegues, Lue Vada Pegues, Annie Lois (Bonnie Clyde) Lewis, Velma (Michael) Helms, and Deborah (Willie) Houston, all of Oxford MS. He also leaves 20 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a host of niece, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents: O. V. and Minnie Bell Pegues and a sister, Betty Sue Curtis.
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