Mrs. Peggy Joyce Mann Burnley

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Mann Burnley, age 84 of Rockmart, passed away peacefully at Floyd Medical Center, surrounded by family on Saturday, New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2022.

Mrs. Burnley was born May 26, 1938 in Polk County, daughter of the late James Oscar Mann and the late Eunice Wilson Mann.

She attended elementary school at Antioch School and finished the 11th grade at Rockmart High School. She left high school to marry the love of her life “Ed” who had joined the US Navy and was being stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. They were married on April 23, 1955.

She started her working career at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Rockmart where she was proud to have worked on several of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons. Goodyear later became Engineered Fabrics and she retired with 34 years of service.

Wherever her beloved “Ed” was leading a choir, she faithfully followed and helped alongside him for 17 years with the Polk County Senior Choir. She was a member of High Shoals Baptist Church of Dallas. Peggy will be remembered for her sweet spirit and kind words.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Mann; son-in-law, Jerry Robinson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gene and Ola Burnley; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Kenneth Ray Carter and Ray and Frances Burnley.

Survivors include her husband of almost 68 years, William “Ed” Burnley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Revis Arp, Pat Robinson and her fiancé, Rick Lumpkin, and Edie and Todd Brown; sister, Bobbie Sue Carter; six grandchildren, Ron (Mindy) Arp, Chris (Loree) Robinson, Wade (Lacey) Robinson, Aimee Leatherwood, T.J. (Kaley) Brown and Jordan Brown; 14 great-grandchildren, Sadie, Sophie, Sara Ann, Christine, Hunter, Emma, Ella, Hadlee, Christopher Wade (CW), Koby, Alyssa, Zoe, Sawyer and Parker; nephew, Jeff (Stephanie) Carter; niece, Brandi Burnley Benefield; and a great-niece, Kayleigh Carter Mull (Mason).

Funeral services for Mrs. Burnley will be held Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 2:00p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Brown and Rev. Jason Morgan officiating. Interment service will follow in Polk Memory Gardens with Rev. Danny Tucker officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Ron Arp, Chris Robinson, Wade Robinson, T.J. Brown, Jeff Carter, Revis Arp, Rick Lumpkin and Jordan Brown.

Honorary escorts will be the great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 between the hours of 5:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral service for Mrs. Peggy Joyce Mann Burnley.

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