On May 21, 2023, Margaret Ann “Peggy” Poindexter was welcomed into her heavenly home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on July 16, 1926, in Buffalo, NY, and then, as a young child, moved to Pittsburgh with her family. She graduated from Wilkinsburg High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry from Chatham College.
Following college, while working as the director of the research laboratory connected with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, she met Allan, the love of her life. After getting married, Allan’s job took them to Connecticut where their son Phil was born and then to Florida where their daughter Ann was born. A job change resulted in a move back to Pittsburgh where they planted roots and remained. Other than a one year transfer to Las Vegas, NV in 1964, they remained in Pittsburgh until Allan’s death in 2005, after more than fifty years of marriage.
Peggy chose to stay home as a full time mother and her children greatly benefited from that decision. She was active in her church, Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, in garden club, in PEO (a philanthropic educational organization), and as a volunteer at Pleasant Hills Library.
In 2008, Peggy moved to Westminster Canterbury on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, Virginia to be near her daughter. She was an active member of Redeemer Church in Chesapeake including being a “behind the scenes” prayer warrior.
Peggy touched many people throughout her life with her sweet spirit, kindness, and selflessness because the love of Christ radiated from her. She continued to do so until the day of her death.
Peggy was predeceased by her loving husband Allan Moore Poindexter, her parents Roy and Florence Dodge, and her brother Phil Dodge. She is survived by her children Philip Craig Poindexter (Michelle) and Ann E. Poindexter, her granddaughters Erika Poindexter and Kathy Rayborn, her great grandson Nikolas Schwab, six nieces and nephews (Allan, Mark, Cindy, Phil, Bill, and Bob) and many friends of the heart in Pittsburgh, Virginia, and across the country. She loved her Lord, her husband, her children, her family, and her friends with all of her being. She leaves behind an incredible legacy of love.
A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held on June 24, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. at Redeemer Church (508 Centerville Turnpike N, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320). In lieu of flowers, please give to either of Peggy’s churches in her honor: Redeemer Church (redeemer.live) or Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church (pleasanthillschurch.com).