Peggy Kellam

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Ms. Peggy Lynne Kellam, 53, a resident of Silver Beach, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. A native of Silver Beach, she was the daughter of P.C. Kellam Jr. and Carol “Mickey” McPherson Kellam. Ms. Kellam graduated from Broadwater Academy, Class of 1984, Mary Baldwin College, Class of 1988, and earned her master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a social worker in Richmond, worked for 4-H, and, most recently, a social worker for Riverside Shore Hospice.

In addition to her loving parents, she is survived by a daughter, Sydney Lynne Kellam, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sisters, Julie K. Gilliam and her husband, Jeff, of Virginia Beach, and Susan C. Kellam and her companion, John Spence, of Nassawadox; a grandson, Kairo Pres Kellam, of Myrtle Beach; a niece, Riley Gilliam, of Virginia Beach; a nephew, Jake Gilliam, of Virginia Beach; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Ms. Kellam was compassionate, kind, loving, and, above all, a truly happy person who touched the hearts and lives of so many people across the Eastern Shore and everywhere she went. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, coworkers, hospice families, and anyone who was fortunate enough to cross paths with her.

A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Belle Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Judith Worthington officiating. Family will join friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverside Shore Hospice, P. O. Box 615, Onley, VA 23418 or a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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