Peggy R. Nottingham

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Mrs. Peggy Ramos Nottingham, of Franktown, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, at Riverside Memorial Hospital in Onancock.
Peggy was born on Dec. 29, 1950, in Richmond and grew up in Richmond’s Northside. Peggy attended John Marshall High School, where she was crowned Homecoming Queen and voted “Most Likely to Succeed” during her senior year. She graduated in 1968 and embarked on her next chapter, her college career at Lynchburg College. She graduated with a B.A. degree in elementary education and there she met her future husband, Jerome “Butch” Nottingham. While Peggy and Butch were dating, her dad, Haskins Ramos, took her on her first visit to the Eastern Shore by boat. They docked in Bayford, where Butch picked her up in a pickup truck with his best friend in the cab and a pet raccoon in the back. This would be the first of many animal adventures that Peggy would find herself a part of for years to come.
Peggy and Butch married and settled on the family farm in Franktown. Peggy’s first teaching job was at Hare Valley Elementary, just a few miles from their home. Working with children was her passion and she went on to teach for a span of five decades, including 20 years at Broadwater Academy. Peggy was a favorite among her students because though she was strict, she was also fun, caring, and warm. Because of her teaching career, she is affectionately known to her previous students and the broader community as “Miss Peggy.”
Peggy and Butch had two children, Errin and Jerome, who were raised in Nassawadox. Eventually Peggy and Butch returned to the family farm, where lizards, raccoons, oppossums, and snakes would visit Peggy occasionally, much to her displeasure.
If you were fortunate enough to spend time with Peggy, you would enjoy lively conversations, her warm beautiful smile, and a laugh that would brighten up any room. You would feel comfortable talking to her, and if you were in need, she would be the first to offer her support. She was a fan of the underdog, and upon entering a room had a sixth sense for finding the person there who was least comfortable and made it a point to walk over and chat warmly with them. She told people exactly what she thought, she wore her heart on her sleeve, and she danced and sang into the nearest hairbrush when the Temptations came on the radio.
Peggy is predeceased by her parents, Haskins Ramos and Dolores Gravatt. She is survived by her husband, Jerome “Butch” Nottingham, and their children, Jerome Nottingham (Colby) and Errin Sullivan (John). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Avery Nottingham, Lucia Sullivan, and Nora Sullivan. They were the light of her life. Peggy is also survived by siblings, Bette White, Evie Whitley, and Haskins Ramos, and their children. Peggy loved spending time with her extended family, especially when they were up for a game of Scrabble.

Services will be held at Franktown Methodist Church on Dec. 29, 2022, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to www.pancan.org, an organization whose mission it is to “improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer by advancing scientific research, building community, sharing knowledge, and advocating for patients.”
Services were entrusted to Holland Funeral Home, Nassawadox.
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