; Peggy Warnock, 77

Peggy Warnock, 77

By | March 19, 2020 1:32 pm

Funeral services for Peggy Warnock, 77, were held Tuesday, March 17, 2020 inside Townsend Funeral Home’s chapel at 2 p.m. Visitation was held one hour prior to service. Burial followed at Eastbrook Cemetery in Swainsboro at 4 p.m. Ministers were Warnock’s husband, Earl; her brother, Brian Patrick; and Jimmy Allen. The family met at the family home, located at 1010 Old Savannah Road. She passed away March 14, 2020.

Mrs. Peggy Warnock was born on January 11, 1943 to the late Lester and Katherine Faircloth Woods in Metter, Candler County. She attended school in Metter and graduated from Swainsboro High School in 1962. She was an avid basketball player. She loved sports.

She was a member of Southside Baptist Church for 47 years and taught Sunday school for some 46 years. She sang in the choir and was very active in the work of the church.

Mrs. Warnock had a great love for people and especially enjoyed working with the youth and the senior citizens.

She worked for Swainsboro Nursing Home for 25 years as activities director and social worker. She was also a social worker for the State of Georgia in 1997 and vice president of Social Workers in Georgia. She enjoyed being president of Emanuel County Heart Association and worked with them for several years.

She met and married Lester Gillis Jr. in 1962. They were married for 36 years until his death in 1998. Then, in 2000, she married Rev. Earl Wanock.

In 2018, she and her husband joined Calvary Grace Baptist Church in Ailey.

Mrs. Warnock has three children, Kathy (David) Page of Wrightsville, Wayne Gillis of Portal, and Keith (Lisa) Gillis of Lyons; nine grandchildren, Missy Dean, Allan Giles, Jason (Letasha) Giles, Jennifer Giles, Alley (Steven) Osbourn, Tyler Gillis, Sarah Parker, Grayson Gillis, and Michael Gillis; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Warnock was preceded in death by her parents; son, Wayne Gillis; two brothers, Bobby and Earl Woods; and one grandson, Mitchell Gillis.

Survivors include her husband; children, Kathy (David) Page, Keith (Lisa) Gillis; two step-daughters, Mary Chapman of East Dublin and Evelyn Robert Henry of Swainsboro; one step-sister, Theresa O’Berry of Adrian; step-mother, Martha Woods of Adrian; two half-sisters, Tammy (Alfred) Johnson of Swainsboro and Shirley Beck of Adrian; two step-brothers, Dennis and David Collins of Adrian; four step-grandchildren, Donnie Ray Chapman, Kevin and Angela Chapman, Amy Lynn (DJ) Clark, and Nichale (Corey) Enlow; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jason Giles, Allan Giles, Michael Gillis, David Page, Donnie Ray Chapman, Mark Joiner, and Dillon Chapman. Honorary pallbearers were all preachers and their wives.

This is a courtesy announcement from Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro.

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